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Dinner at WMA GA Moscow - Speech - odd topic for a blog perhaps

19th January 2017
My heart is full. On inauguration as WMA President, my speech (see elsewhere) invited National Medical Associations and individual doctors to rise to the challenge of health equity. I talked inequality of social and economic conditions damaging health and...
President-Elect, WMA
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Celebrating scholarship

19th January 2017
It has been a fortnight of celebrations. Celebrations of scholarship. University graduations are moving occasions: times of celebration of achievement and hope. There will be time for disappointment and frustration, time for cynicism and loss of ideals. Bu...
President-Elect, WMA
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Hope Among The Melee

19th September 2016
It is easy to find accounts of Australian aboriginal health – strictly Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders – that are lacking in hope. The standard narrative is that $billions have been spent, but aboriginal families are characterised by violence, alcoh...
President-Elect, WMA
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Canal and the Rest

11th August 2016
Word Association game. Panama…Papers. There is, though, a canal. Actually, the Canal. A rather important canal that antedated the Panama Papers. It is hard not to think Panama Papers as you fly in to the city and see the remarkable cluster of tall building...
President-Elect, WMA
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Social Determinants of Health in Trinidad and Tobago

11th August 2016
“If the house began as a shack on vacant land and grew from there, what evidence does he have that his house is his?” I asked Father Harvey. The Padre asked him. “My life,” said his parishioner, a wiry 60 something year old. “I was born there, lived the...
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