The Olympics: A Tale of Two Worlds
Do the Olympic Games provide a unique opportunity for us to come together on a level playing field, or are they just one more circumstance in which the differences between the developed and developing worlds are shown in stark relief?
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Egalité: An age-old French virtue’s medical benefits
Inequality, especially uneven access to healthcare, has increasingly come to be seen as central to understanding the development of chronic diseases. In France, a country synonymous with equality because of its revolutionary past, the complexities of combating inequality between individuals and areas provide lessons Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) now account for […]
Women in Science: Why So Few?
When a few years ago I first got interested in this topic, I obsessively read all I could about it. The oldest paper I found at that time was from 1965 and bore the title: “Women in Science: Why So Few?” Yes, it’s the same as the title of the current posting […]
A Female President, Why Not?
“Don´t cry for me Argentina, the truth is I never left you,” sings Madonna in Evita, an award-winning film that tells the story of the first female president of Latin America, María Eva Duarte. Over recent decades, Bolivian Lidia Gueiler de Guevara, Nicaraguan Violeta Barrios de Chamorro, Panamanians Mireya Moscoso […]
Pakistan: All Hail to Power of Women!
Pakistan is a country of many contrasting clichés. Just imagine that an event to celebrate the empowerment of women would be staged all around the country on the 8th of March – a country where the birth of a daughter is not considered a great fortune. Just imagine that at […]