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

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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 at LSE: Dr Tedros Gebreyesus, a new dawn at WHO

Global Mental Health Specialist, Dorcas Gwata and Tarik Endale analyse the top priorities for Dr Tedros Gebreyesus as he takes over the leadership of the World Health Organisation. The global health community is alight in African colours, the continent’s voice has been amplified with the appointment of Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus as Director General of the … Continue reading Africa at LSE: Dr Tedros Gebreyesus, a new dawn at WHO

Writing Under A Candle Light, Kelvin Mangwende reveals

I love the arts and culture, I love reading,  At my best I am tucked away in a good book, immersed in new found characters many of whom challenge our status quo on deep issues in our society. I remember missing my train stops so many times when I was reading Non Violet Bulawayo’s We need … Continue reading Writing Under A Candle Light, Kelvin Mangwende reveals

Her name is Marion Boehm

I gracefully strolled into Marion Boehm’s art space and Parisian time seemed to stand still. My entire world was instantly drawn to the most magnificent piece of art I had seen in a while.  In this drama of a community that the artist had created, a group of African women stood tall in their elegance, … Continue reading Her name is Marion Boehm

Interview: The Heroine Collective on Humanitarianism

This year, I was hugely honoured to win the Zimbabwe International Women Humanitarian Award (ZIWA), I was totally humbled, I cried. I cried to all the work that I continue to pour into my work in Global Mental Health and my grassroots work with young people affected by gangs in London. I cried to the … Continue reading Interview: The Heroine Collective on Humanitarianism

Wrapped around: Rambisayi Marufu unveils

. Zimbabwean curator, Rambisayi Marufu wears it well, her head wraps are exotic mesmerizing, detailed, yet minimalist.  Rambi embodies all that is African and unwinds her head-wraps in symbolisms that reflect an ethnographic journey of modesty and spirituality. I love her innovative creative work, her thoughtful and measured personality, and her ability to ride through … Continue reading Wrapped around: Rambisayi Marufu unveils

‘Writers are craftsmen’ Caine Prize nominee Abdul Adan speaks.

He is young and transient, the kind that would write a letter in one continent and post it in another. I first got of wind of Abdul Adan’s writing through Philani Amadeus Nyoni, a fellow countryman whose ideas and pen are equally off the radar.  I met Abdul at the 2016 Africa Writes Festival, an … Continue reading ‘Writers are craftsmen’ Caine Prize nominee Abdul Adan speaks.

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

Africa 360: Health in Nigeria/Africa

Discussing the huge challenges of medical negligence in health in low income countries with focus on Nigeria. This is an African challenge, we need more independent bodies that can scrutinize our processes, drive up quality and commend the brilliant work that health care professionals are delivering with minimal resources. Art piece by Michelle Matheson, Zimbabwean … Continue reading Africa 360: Health in Nigeria/Africa