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Ken-Ya Defeat Diabetes?

May 18, 2018

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8 May 2019

Part 1: The Community

It was about 6 AM when we all were awakened to the sweet sound of a 4-year-old blowing full heartedly in the neon- colored, high pitched recorder flute. Flauta dulce, translated as sweet flute, didn’t seem like the most fitting t...

3 Feb 2019

Trauma looks different on everyone. My father left me and my mother when I was a little girl, and ever since I have found myself in a constant battle with the feeling of abandonment. After many years of self-exploration, I realized how connected this...

8 Dec 2018

Jaya* was only 9 years old when I met her. She lived across the path from the house where I was staying in a village at the foothills of the Indian Himalayas. The village was quiet most of the time – stumpy mud houses with slate roofs, new pillar box...

21 Nov 2018

Disclaimer: The following post contains explicit information regarding sexual assault, which may be upsetting. Resources for support are available at the end of this post.

A note from our author: I understand that penning an article talking about livi...

6 Sep 2018

As a medical student who excels in science and is embarrassingly average in visual arts, I have always considered the two very much separate entities. Science was always taught as a very mechanical, methodical process of discovery, while art was most...

7 Jul 2018

"You should just get medicine, no matter what. It should be like water from the tap*. You should get it because you're a person."

The Pot, written by Mac Rogers, was produced and performed by World Health Organization staff for World Health Day 2018....

7 Jul 2018

We spoke with Chris Bailey, Coordinator, Online Communications at World Health Organization (WHO) to get an insight into the world of arts, health and communication as he sees it. We spoke following the success of the first ever staff-run play “The P...

7 Jul 2018

Narratives are powerful tools.

These carefully crafted stories associate meaning to experiences; they can take the past and transform the future. Through single or multiple events, narratives recreate critical points in life that can be relived and sh...

1 Jul 2018

On a hot, muggy day in Bristol (much like an average day in Mumbai) I had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Nayreen Daruwalla and Professor David Osrin. Nayreen and David directed the Dharavi Biennale arts festival in Mumbai and have been collabo...

18 May 2018

"In the lead up to International Quit Soda Day (IQSD), an event started by our partner Dr. Kevin Strong to educate children on the health risks of soda consumption, I met with members of the Kenya Defeat Diabetes Association (KDDA) to discuss their e...

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