On Culture and Health What Can The NHS Learn From Zimbabwe?

      Global Health is increasingly interconnected and interdependent. As health systems and resources in Africa are increasingly compromised, there is growing evidence to suggest that the African Diaspora has a critical role in scaling up health services in the continent. The Zimbabwean Diaspora has a wealth of expertise and bi-cultural skills. They understand … Continue reading On Culture and Health What Can The NHS Learn From Zimbabwe?

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Culture & Health

Women in Capoeira. LSC Exclusive with Global Health Lioness Dr Titilola Banjoko Gangs and Mental Health Interventions On Women Empowerment and Mental Health in Tanzania Awarded Mental Health Nurse 2015 Nursing Standards Awards 2015 Can a Ban on Witchcraft Protect People of Albanism in Tanzania Researching Gender Violence at The London School of Hygiene and … Continue reading Culture & Health

Fierce Women: Dorcas Gwata, Global Health Expert Interview

Dorcas Gwata is one of those women who is so accomplished and passionate that it is hard to comprehend. How can one person have such a huge and positive impact on the world?  Dorcas is astounding. A Global Mental Health Expert and African Affairs Analyst, these two extremely important titles do not fully capture the … Continue reading Fierce Women: Dorcas Gwata, Global Health Expert Interview

Nutrition in Zimbabwe, a Global Health perspective

Global health challenges accelerate in conditions of poverty, poor economies, and geo-political uncertainty. Infectious diseases thrive in poverty, viruses do not respect boarders. It is therefore imperative that we discuss and explore measure to strengthen regional responses to health challenges in Southern Africa and improve health security for all. In analysing Global Health threats and … Continue reading Nutrition in Zimbabwe, a Global Health perspective

Chuka Umunna’s calls for knife crime to be treated as a mental health issue

I co-wrote this article with my Clinical Supervisor Dr Tami Kramer in response to MP Chuka Umunna’s  recent ground breaking link between gangs and mental health. The evidence is clear, there is a growing epidemic of knife crime in our inner cities that requires innovation and triangulated approaches to tackle gang crime and improve outcomes … Continue reading Chuka Umunna’s calls for knife crime to be treated as a mental health issue

Global Health Cafe: The Role of Cultural Practices

The Global Health landscape is changing and its community is as enthusiastic as ever. In May we gathered at the Health Foundary and discussed the role of culture in Global Health. London School of Economincs student Dalia Majongwe presented on her work in Global Health Policy and then played us some delightful Mbira. London School … Continue reading Global Health Cafe: The Role of Cultural Practices

From A Hospital Cleaner To A Global Health Specialist. My Story

The Nursing Times kindly featured my career journey as a role model in nursing. I weep as I reflect on this journey, many challenges all of which I embraced as opportunities for a better tomorrow.   Dorcas Gwata started as a hospital cleaner, and now she’s a clinical nurse specialist who works with young people … Continue reading From A Hospital Cleaner To A Global Health Specialist. My Story

Africa Diaspora World Mental Health Day 2016

To mark World Mental Health Day 2016, Tribal Sands will be collaborating with the exclusive Tyburn Gallery in Central London on Monday 10 October from 6pm-9pm for an evening of discussions.  The Africa Diaspora led event will discuss the remarkable progress we have made as well as the challenges that persist. This year’s World Mental … Continue reading Africa Diaspora World Mental Health Day 2016

ZHTS – BZS Health and Politics Research Conference

Health and Politics in Zimbabwe and the Diasporas. 
St Antony’s College, Oxford, June 2016 The 2016 BZS Research Day was exceptionally successful in bringing together researchers, policy makers, administrators and practitioners, to explore a range of issues around Health in Zimbabwe and the Diaspora. It was particularly useful to see how some challenges – notably … Continue reading ZHTS – BZS Health and Politics Research Conference