The family’s oil is not for rubbing into the skin of strangers’ African Proverb. On a recent visit to Ankara, Turkey I caught up with my great friend and fellow colleague in Global Mental Health, Dr Vesile Senturk- Cankour. Vesile and I met some years when we were both studying for our MSc at the … Continue reading Hanging with Professor Vesile Senturk Cankorur
There is an old Swahili proverb that says: ‘War has no eyes’ I thought about this African proverb as I watched the Ebola crisis evolving in the last few months. The fear, sheer panic and deep sense of helplessness within the African Diaspora as the disease continues to wreak havoc across West Africa, the area … Continue reading Compassion without borders: notes from an Ebola frontline
“What covers the house is the roof” Shona Proverb Relationships and family lives are often glossed up by society and the media as though that is the reality for everyone, yet if we really held the mirror closer against our own society, a disturbing picture of abuse and sometimes violent reality emerges. In the midst … Continue reading Cultural Context Of Domestic Violence Amongst Africans In The Diaspora
A light wind blows in the Midlands and gives way to a hospital scent that I am so familiar with. I sit in the waiting room, fussing over my long skirt and head wrap. I am nervous, with a hunger to learn. I am shadowing Alison, a Specialist Midwife, who runs a Female Genital Mutilation … Continue reading When they cut
CULTURE, HEALTH, GRASSROOTS,SOCIAL ANALYSIS, CONSULTANCY. Welcome to Tribal Sands, founded by Dorcas Gwata, a grassroots health and social writer, consultant and news analyst.
I am a Zimbabwean Public Health Specialist, writer and news analyst. I have worked and traveled across Africa and an active member of many global health platforms. I studied Public Health and Gender Violence at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and have a specialist interest in gang culture, mental health and HIV. … Continue reading On why I decided to work with vulnerable people
Awarded Mental Health Nurse 2015 Can a Ban on Witchcraft Protect People of Albanism in Tanzania Researching Gender Violence at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Interview with Professor Dr Vesile Senturk Cankorur Smokey death in Nepal Slum art and flying toilets in Kampala Scoping mental health in Tanzania Scotland My Dear Seminar … Continue reading African Art
Miss Favela in New York Discussing Cecil the Lion, and Zuma’s compound Zimbabwe For Dinner Scotland My Dear Scoping mental health in Tanzania Dorcas Wins Scholarship To Undertake Research in Zimbabwe