Why Sri Lanka beats India in maternal mortality ratios
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Why Sri Lanka beats India in maternal mortality ratios

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Ariyaseeli Gunaweera, known as Ari to all, is a supervising public health midwife in Sri Lanka. She is, as a result, a person of some importance. Ajith Kumarasiri certainly thinks so – when Ari sends him on an errand, he hurries to get it done, returning with a large 10cc syringe … Continue reading

Ajit P. Yoganathan: Engineering is the way to a healthier heart
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Ajit P. Yoganathan: Engineering is the way to a healthier heart

To Ajit P. Yoganathan a malfunctioning heart is also an engineering problem. To a select group of surgeons, he is the man they visit before they enter the operating theatre. They are looking to him to understand what to expect and to help them make the smartest possible choice. Currently the Regents’ Professor in the … Continue reading

Tom Shakespeare, Dr. Padmani Mendis, Dr Firdosi Rustom Mehta: Learning from the first World Disability Report
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Tom Shakespeare, Dr. Padmani Mendis, Dr Firdosi Rustom Mehta: Learning from the first World Disability Report

The Indian government wanted its disabled citizens to vote. Faced with mounting social pressure, leading parties were debating disability issues in their stump speeches, vying for votes. Here was a departure from business as usual – the Disability Act, passed in 1995, guaranteed equal opportunities to disabled people but little had come of it. Tom … Continue reading