93% of the world opium is produced in Afghanistan and, there were, in 2009, 1 500 000 drug users in the country. Furthermore, the pattern of drug use in Afghanistan has been changing from smoking to injecting. Kabul, the capital, … Continue reading
Global Health: watch-listen
Schizophrenia is a pervasive global illness that transcends country and ethnicity, but that doesn’t mean it’s experienced the same everywhere.
Charlet touches down in Kingston, Jamaica and gains an audience with Elephant Man, aka The Energy God, to find out why the dancehall girls cause the local men so many problems. She then explores the illegal and dangerous skin bleaching … Continue reading
This scene from Michael Moore’s documentary, Sicko, shows some of the health/social benefits of living in France.
This video reviews the application of the Cuban healthcare model to the health problems of Gambia.
Peter Bourne discusses the current state of the Cuban health system in a presentation at Unite for Sight’s 2013 Global Health & Innovation Conference.
One Night in Bhopal is a BBC documentary film about the chemical and gas disaster that took place in Bhopal, India in 1984.
Al Jazeera English investigates the American debate about abortion.
The Lazarus Effect illustrates the transformative effect of life-saving antiretroviral medicine through the stories of HIV+ people in Zambia. Watch here.
Jimmy Doherty is on a mission to find out if GM crops really can feed the world. To find the answers, Jimmy is on a journey that will take him from the soy plantations of Argentina to the Amish farms … Continue reading
“Money Talks exposes the questionable tactics that big drug companies use to make record profits by playing with the safety of our family’s health care.” Watch here.
Seeds of Death, an award-winning documentary, exposes the lies about GMOs and pulls back the curtains to witness our planet’s future if Big Agriculture’s new green revolution becomes our dominant food supply.
“There are approximately 5.7 million people in the United States with bipolar disorder. In an attempt to eliminate the mystery and misinformation surrounding the illness, many throughout the country diagnosed with this condition were interviewed extensively.” Watch here .
“Globesity: Fat’s New Frontier reveals the outrageous eruption of a worldwide corpulence in countries where not so long ago famine was number one health issue.” Watch here.
With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling uses an amazing new presentation tool, Gapminder, to present data that debunks several myths about world development. Rosling is professor of international health at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, and … Continue reading