Dr Sima Barmania BMdsci MBBS MPH's Blog – December 2011 Archive (4)

2011: The year of barefoot leaders.

IN26695400Egyptian proteste 300x199 2011: The year of Barefoot leaders So often the archetypal leader that one is accustomed to hearing of are the suited and booted CEOs, heads of states and politicians with the accompanying networks, resources and sphere of influence.

However, according to Malaysian author Alvin Ung, one can lead without extensive resources or power; those that do so are…

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Added by Dr Sima Barmania BMdsci MBBS MPH on December 31, 2011 at 3:05am — No Comments

Grandest Challenge: Taking Life Saving Science from Lab to Village

9780385667180 cover coverbookpage The Grandest Challenge: Taking life saving Science from Lab to Village It is hard to fathom that a society could exist whereby one population can expect to live into their eighties, whilst another population would expect to live only till their forties.

It is this shameful and disturbing reality which authors of ‘The Grandest Challenge –…

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Added by Dr Sima Barmania BMdsci MBBS MPH on December 11, 2011 at 2:42am — 1 Comment

HIV Narratives: Beyond numbers

In medicine, we can spend such a vast proportion of time perceiving those with illnesses as patients, or as statistical numbers that we fail to regard them as individuals. This is particular pertinent to people living with HIV, which are in excess of 30 million; It is such a colossal number it can be hard to comprehend. Despite the wealth of research into prevention and treatment of HIV which has made an undeniable impact on survival of populations, the experience of the individual…

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Added by Dr Sima Barmania BMdsci MBBS MPH on December 4, 2011 at 3:51am — No Comments

World AIDS Day: Looking to the future

30 years have passed since the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) published its first reported case of AIDS. Since then over 25 million people have died from AIDS and an estimated 33.3 million are living with HIV today.

While tremendous advances have been made in terms of treatment, steering AIDS from what was once a fatal disease to a now chronic one; AIDS is still a global health threat, with many in the developing world unable to access adequate treatment.

However, while…

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Added by Dr Sima Barmania BMdsci MBBS MPH on December 1, 2011 at 8:38pm — No Comments

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