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Obesity – A Ticking Bomb

by Haroon Bayani   In recent years several global conflicts have been escalated, resulting in tens of thousands being killed and several million having to flee from their homes. The civil war in Ukraine and the onslaught of Daesh in Syria are only fractions of all the conflicts in our world. While armed violence, war and terrorism have tremendous social ...

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Health Care and Refugees

An issue of rights and responsive policies by James Salisi   “Working with refugees changes your perspective about the challenges of health care and the priorities related to health policies,” said Jad Shedrawy, a first year student in the Master’s Programme in Public Health at Karolinska Institutet (KI). Before starting his studies at KI, Shedrawy worked as a field officer ...

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Swedish foreign aid.

Today’s role, challenges and future issues. Medicor has caught up with the Swedish ambassador for Global Health, Anders Nordström, to further discuss  the role of Sweden in global health and foreign aid. The Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs comprises numerous international and experienced staff members; Anders Nordström is one of them. Graduating as a medical doctor from Karolinska Institute, he ...

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