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The first anniversary of the
C-thing has not gone unnoticed.
Anniversaries provide moments to take stock, look back and think about what might come next. Last
Spring, the early enthusiasm for transformational change was more
tangible in the air than aerosols -but now, on our way to 3 million casualties
worldwide, it seems only artists and philo...
Last week, I had the pleasure of participating in the 19th WPA World Congress of Psychiatry in Lisbon (21-24 August). In case you didn’t know, WPA stands for ‘World Psychiatric Association’. But as we all know (or should know), there is no health without mental health, and I was therefore proud to represent ITM at this Congress!
Back in ...
David Graeber passed away, way too early, unfortunately. In this short article,
some ITM staff dwell on what David Graeber meant to them, and what the global
health community could and perhaps should learn from him. Feel free to weigh in
as well under the blog.
“Yes, we must mourn David Graeber. Thinking
about his work is proba...
On 23 October, 150 international experts gathered at the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp for a symposium to take stock on progress on the way to ‘health for all’. Some elephants were spotted in the room. Might one of them be a doctor?
Prof Bart Criel, the initiator of the symposium, rightly pointed out that the Alma-Ata Dec...
Last Saturday (26 May), the very last (side-)event of the World Health Assembly in Geneva was about one of the most embarrassing challenges in international health work: “#AidToo: Sexual exploitation in international cooperation”.
#AidToo is a sub-section of the #MeToo movement which definitely needs no introduction, as the ripples it has ca...
Decent people are outraged about the behavior of aid workers in Haiti some seven years ago. Of course, this is triggered by a deeper sentiment – the unease we all have about the state of affairs in the world. In a western world beleaguered by identity crises, climate change, refugees and new values, a scandal in the humanitarian world helps to...