Health Workers

Moving Beyond UK Aid to Improve Health in Sierra Leone

Martin Drewry | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK
Martin Drewry

The relationship between the UK and Sierra Leone is both historic and complex. It stretches back centuries - encompassing colonialism, and UK intervention in the civil war. Today the ties between the two countries remain strong - and not always in the ways most visible on the surface.

NHS Staffing Issues Are Part of a Wider Global Crisis

Sarah K Edwards | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK
Sarah K Edwards

In the UK, NHS staffing is at the top of the news agenda with the reliance on agency staff as a result of NHS shortages making the headlines. Health worker shortages are not just an issue for the UK however. Globally we are short of 7.2million. This is more than just a shortage - this is a crisis.

Hurry, Hurry, Hurry! It's The Great NHS Privatisation Sale - And Everything Must Go!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Comedy

What are you waiting for, big business? It's the coalition government's great NHS privatisation sale - and everything must go! (Made for HuffPost U...

Ebola and HIV: Three Lessons Learned

Dr Alvaro Bermejo | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK
Dr Alvaro Bermejo

As the worst ever Ebola outbreak spins out of control in West Africa with the UN estimating this week that $1 billion is needed to contain it, parallels are being drawn between the virus and HIV/AIDS...

Jessica Elgot

The Western Medics Flying Into The Heart Of The Ebola Epidemic

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK

"I never considered not going," Dr Grazia Caleo said, nonchalantly, days after she landed back in London. "I had to go. I always said that if I was in...

No Child Should Be Born to Die

Karen Elson | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK
Karen Elson

I cannot imagine being in labour and forced to trek miles and miles in the hope to deliver in safe conditions. One woman I met Kula, delivered her baby on the side of the road in the dark with the threat of snakes and other dangerous animals to contend with. She had walked miles from her village to the one where we met to hire a canoe. She didn't make it as far as the village before she gave birth and her baby only made it as far as the water's edge when it passed away as she waited for two hours for a canoe to take her and her newborn baby to the clinic. Kula's story shocked Kate and I to the core. We were overwhelmed with grief for her.

Good Point, Prince Philip

Martin Drewry | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK
Martin Drewry

The Prince's joke that the Philippines must be empty because half the population work for the NHS was hardly tactful, but it does highlight an important issue: a huge number of trained health professionals are leaving poor countries each year for wealthy ones.

Health Workers on the Frontline in Pakistan

Suniya Qureshi | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Politics
Suniya Qureshi

The various levels of corruption, racketeering, protection bribes, sectarian threats and drone attacks have created a cocktail of intrigue and mistrust amongst the Pakistani citizens at best, and murderous behavior at worst! However, justifiable opposition to these problems cannot and should not ever be used to defend the murder of innocents.

Ashley Jensen's Save the Children Diary - Delhi, India, September 2011

Ashley Jensen | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK
Ashley Jensen

There is absolutely nothing that can prepare you for entering the Sanjay colony slum in Delhi. I had never been to India before, let alone one of the largest, most renowned slums in the north east of Delhi.