Dr Zhivago and his Amazing Clinic


By Miguel Meñez

I have a great concept for the next medical drama.  No, it’s not Dr. Zhivago (for those who remember him) and no, it’s not Gray’s Anatomy (although you could argue that there’s a handsome McDreamy-like doctor in it) and no, it’s not House with his mind-bending medical mysteries.  I got the idea for my version of ER by visiting the 15th floor of Trafalgar Place in the middle of swanky Makati City in the Philippines.

Building a base for sustainable healthcare in rural Thailand


By Joe Lowry

A remarkable health intervention in Northern Thailand is coming to an end – and to a new beginning. In early 2010 a joint IOM/UN/Government of Thailand programme set out to bring primary health care to some of the remotest villages on the border with Myanmar with the modest outlay of USD100,000 a year.

"Schools Out for Summer"

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By Leonard Doyle

Do you know that education for internally displaced people is an inherent human right? I'm not sure Alice Cooper, the outrageous American rocker behind "Schools Out" did. In fact international law dictates that it should be available to all IDPs without exception.