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Integrating Critical Social Science and Global Health Policy

In June 2017, I participated in a workshop on Cancer in the South hosted by Dr. Carlo Caduff at King’s College London. Historians and anthropologists gathered around a table in Somerset House and shared works in progress on cancer case studies from across the Global...

Cancer’s visible and invisible histories

The New York Times featured a piece on cancer in eastern Africa this past weekend. In the article "As Cancer Tears Through Africa, Drug Makers Draw Up a Battle Plan" reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr. and photographer Charlie Shoemaker report that pharmaceutical companies...

What’s in a biscuit?

The reasons for the increase in the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes in sub-Saharan African countries are complex, as much recent research has shown. So-called ‘lifestyle’ factors (including dietary change) may play a less central part than was previously thought. But...

Reframing NCDs and injuries

The Lancet Noncommunicable Disease and Injury Poverty Commission (NCDI Poverty Commission: www.ncdipoverty.org) was set up in late 2015 and is due to report later this year. Set up to ‘reframe’ understandings of NCDs and injuries around the vulnerabilities of the...

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