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The Philippines, Duterte, and the Undeserving Poor

Written by Pauline Eadie

On the eve of the 2016 Philippine election, then presidential candidate Rodrigo Roa Duterte announced to voters that he was ready to be their ‘father’ and promised them a… 1,067 more words

Philippines

Overview of Dementia

From Primary Care RAP:

Dementia

Rob Orman MD and Heidi James MD

● Contrary to popular belief, dementia is not a normal part of aging. It affects approximately 5.2 million Americans over the age of 65. 885 more words

Family Medicine/Pearls

life in Kibera

How to possibly put Kibera into words? Everything in it is worlds away from my usual reality, yet after five weeks spent in this largest urban slum in Africa it feels like home – warm, rewarding and welcoming. 1,743 more words

Weekly Roundup 103 – 10th to 17th February

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK

‘Mumbai on the margins’
Authored by Smruthi Koppikar

The article highlights the dismal situation arising due to lack of proper sanitation and water facilities in the slums of Mumbai.Faulty construction of toilets can cause bad living conditions .But it has become more dangerous and led to deaths.The lack of municipal water has spurred off an informal water business. 174 more words

Cities

Spread the Love to City Edges

[ ‘SHARE’ Jan-Feb 2017 ] FOCUS ~ URBAN POVERTY

Interviewing and editing: Canace Chiu & Tsun Wan Yan

The rapid economic growth of India did not significantly reduce its population living in poverty. 1,201 more words

Publication

stuck in the middle

This week in class, we focused on Oliver Twist. It was my first time reading the novel, and although some parts of it were definitely lengthy, the novel overall was intriguing. 402 more words

Dirty

Marilyn Brando, Pocahontas and me

Neil Young’s deep undertone wakes me up from my presumptuous reverie as the train slows down. The yellow evening sun falls softly on hardened faces in New Coochbehar. 396 more words

Prose