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Phumudzo Mufamadi

IHP resident. Background in Development, Economics, International Relations and Global Health Economics. I have developed a strong interest in health policy, a major area of development.
 

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The art of networking at global health events: a few tips & tricks from a recent World Health Assembly & European Development Days participant

Career planning is very important, and not just for football players. Sometimes it is good to have a coach who can help you refine your goals, outline the things you need to do in order to achieve those goals and assist with finding relevant contacts in your field. True, it is not always necessary to have a coach if you are very disciplined and ...

BRICS countries pulling up their socks for the upcoming UN high level meeting on TB at the 71st World Health Assembly

Tuberculosis (TB) has killed far too many people around the world for many decades, and to this day continues to take millions of lives. The global response to this tragic disease has been disappointing and not very coherent, so far, but the upcoming UN meeting on TB to be held on the 26th of September 2018 in New York is seen by the BRICS count...

Adolescent health troubles in South Africa’s rural areas should be a key priority

Growing up in a rural area is different from growing up in the cities. I was born and raised in a rural village of South Africa (SA), in Nzhelele, where life was a routine, as you saw the same people over and over again. There were two primary schools, one high school and one clinic. Living in a small village wasn’t always easy, though. I felt...

Some examples of South Africa’s global and regional health diplomacy in the SDG health era

In South Africa (SA), just like in most other parts of the world, there are many challenges. You probably have an idea if you read a newspaper from time to time. There’s a lot of political and economic instability, and you probably also heard about Cape Town’s water predicament recently. In addition, even after policy reforms aimed at reduci...

A few reflections on David McCoy’s keynote speech at the Brussels launch of the Global Health Watch 5

Last week I attended the launch of the Global Health Watch 5 in Brussels. The launch (on 29 March) was a joint event organised by the working group “Determinants of International Health”, a group that has regular meetings, organizes events, writes contributions for international events, and publishes documents. Organisations involved this ti...