Category Archives: HEALTH

Q&A | Tom Goodfellow: Reconciling ethical dilemmas in development aid

Sheffield Institute for International Development’s Tom Goodfellow hosted a workshop about how cognitive dissonance and ethical dilemmas play out in international development last month. The workshop gave rise to intense, thought-provoking discussion around the internal conflicts development practitioners often face through the course of their work. Sarah was there, and interviewed Tom to get a bit of background to the event, and the ideas it explored. Continue →

Q&A | Gani-Castro Ameh on living with a sickle cell blood disorder

Sickle cell anaemia is a life-threatening blood disorder that doesn’t get a lot of attention. An inherited condition, it primarily affects black people, particularly those from African countries. 27 year-old Nigerian Gani-Castro Ameh explains to Sarah what it’s like to live with the debilitating disorder, which regularly causes his body to be hit with extreme pain and go into ‘crisis’ – and how much he wishes there was more awareness and support. Continue →