Articles by Kristof Decoster

Kristof works at ITM

Cheerful despair

Posted in articles by on December 5, 2017

This morning, I learnt from a somewhat similar-minded but slightly older colleague that the School of Life has ‘cheerful despair’ badges. They seem to sell well in our times. On a chilly December day like today, I tend to think we could use a few of these in global health as … Read more »

WHO ready for the fake news era? Yes Sir!

Posted in articles by on October 23, 2017

While awaiting some real & in-depth analysis of what exactly went wrong before the weekend in the unsavoury Mugabe-story, as well as what triggered the rescinding of the goodwill ambassadorship by Sunday afternoon –  we hope with many this was just a one-off gaffe, but only time will tell …- below … Read more »

Tedros’ new Arsenal side in Geneva

Posted in articles by on July 5, 2017

Earlier this week Mark Dybul likened Tedros’ team in Ethiopia, while he was Minister of Health, to Arsenal (the football powerhouse), “because they were young, dynamic – and incredibly effective.”  You can’t do much wrong with that – Arsenal were indeed a stunning team back then. Since the mid-2000s, though, … Read more »

Blown away by Wonder Woman. Less so by Bloomberg.

Posted in articles by on June 27, 2017

Last weekend I was blown away by ‘Wonder Woman’. The movie, that is. Well, at least the first 120 minutes of it (and even the last 20 minutes the toddler in me enjoyed). True, I was also blown away by Gal Gadot, the female protagonist, but perhaps less than my … Read more »