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A University of Cape Town medical student doing yoga for a project that draws on ideas from medical and health humanities. Imagine bringing the best of all academic disciplines, artistic creations, activist experience and health care knowledge to bear on understanding and addressing current health care concerns. Rather than silos of people working in their specific areas of interest, imagine collaborations committed to listening and learning from all participants. This is the vision of Medical and Health Humanities in Africa. It’s a field that grew out of the medica…
5 days ago · From The_Conversation_Africa
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address, delivered in Cape Town on February 7, has attracted a fair amount of praise. But while the speech scored an A for its vision and plan for economic renewal, it scored an F for education. If the amount of time spent on a topic during the speech is any indication of where the president’s priorities lie, then those concerned about South Africa’s education system –- at all levels –- have reason to be concerned. Early on, he listed “improving educat…
9 days ago · From The_Conversation_Africa
Less recreational screen time is better for children. ShutterstockThere is increasing concern about the amount of time children and adolescents are spending in recreational screen time. There’s also increasing controversy over whether or not screen time is actually harmful. Since 2016, we (researchers who’ve contributed to the development of the 24-hour movement guidelines for children and adolescents) have led a number of wide-ranging reviews of the scientific evidence on the impact of screen time from infancy to early adulthood. We examined whether or not the amount of recreational (sp&#…
31.01.2019 · From The_Conversation_Africa
The World Bank will launch the process for selecting the new World Bank President on 7 February. There’s been a great deal of talk about the importance of an open and transparent selection process and the need to appoint the best qualified candidate, regardless of nationality. It can all be disregarded. The new president will be an American. The US will insist that other countries respect its customary prerogative to ...
21.01.2019 · From The_Conversation_Africa