Non-Health for Non-Persons: Rohingya Muslims in Crisis

Feature In a tightening spiral of human suffering that winds back five decades, the Rohingya have come to be mentioned as a customary precursor to the phrase “most persecuted minority ...
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LGBTIQ peoples’ experiences of and barriers to healthcare

Feature Introduction Increasing data on sexual orientation and gender identities in large scale social studies has revealed that significant portions of the Australian community are sexuality and/or gender diverse. In ...
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Commercial Surrogacy in Australia: the Benefits of Harm Minimisation Through Legalisation

Feature Surrogate /sʌrəɡət/ A substitute, or someone or something that represents another person or thing in their stead.[1] The status quo There is much controversy around surrogacy in Australia. We ...
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Polio vs Politics: The Case of Pakistan

Feature Polio is a highly infectious disease caused by poliovirus which predominantly infects young children by invading the nervous system and can result in paralysis.[1] Polio reached epidemic proportions in ...
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Turning up the Heat

Feature American environmentalist and journalist, Bill McKibben, offers a simple yet revolutionary proposition in the climate debate: “Leave oil in the soil, coal in the hole and gas under the ...
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Coal Mining, Climate Change and the Global Impacts on Health: Examining Adani’s Proposed Carmichael Coal Mine

Feature Introduction The proposed Adani-owned Carmichael coal mine in central Queensland is currently in the final stages of planning with the support of both the Queensland and Australian governments. It ...
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Paddling Upstream: Experiences from a Medical Placement in Rural Papua New Guinea

Feature I sit in an office on my GP rotation. My insides burn, courtesy of my morning doxycycline. The patient, who has come in with fever and a sore throat, ...
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Humanity Lost?

Issue 11 Volume 1 Feature ‘We started the revolution holding roses. Hoping for support from the international community. Years passed. The roses turned into guns. But the hope for support ...
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Redefining Women’s Health: A Noncommunicable Diseases Perspective

Issue 11 Volume 1 Feature Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – mainly cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes – represent a major challenge for sustainable development in the twenty-first century ...
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Healthcare in Conflict Zones

Issue 11 Volume 1 Feature Introduction Medical neutrality in war-ravaged areas is the cornerstone of healthcare provision in conflict zones. However, weaponisation of healthcare – the deliberate destruction or removal ...
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