1. Executive Summary, Recommendations and Questions for the Select Committee I welcome this opportunity to provide comments to the House of Lords Select Committee into the Equality Act 2010 and disability. This submission is focusing on transport and related issues. These are personal comments. Details of my background and experience are here. https://clivedurdle.wordpress.com/about/ Clive Durdle … Continue reading Personal Submission to House of Lord’s Select Committee on Equality and Disability
Many years ago I was involved in food coops, and recently went to Kos. I was impressed by the many small Greek Orthodox chapels, all with kitchens and dining areas, and looking up the numbers of Saint's days, understood why!Nearby islands are blue zones, with the highest life expectancy on the planet. Why are we handing … Continue reading Food Banks or food coops and celebration?
Reading Charles Mann 1491, also have his 1493 that goes into more detail about the effects of pre Columbian American crops on the world. He quotes H Garrison Wilkes. The Milpa " is one of the most successful human inventions ever created". granta 2005 p198 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milpa "Charles C. Mann described milpa agriculture as follows, in 1491: New Revelations of the … Continue reading Milpa
I have a cellar full of tools and man stuff. But why? As we have libraries and car sharing and car clubs why not share many many more things like tools, gardening expertise, design skills?Why do individuals drag around van loads of stuff when they could be picked up using a cargo bike from a … Continue reading Tool Libraries
Should dividing stuff off, enclosing it, categorising it,putting it into boxes and subjects, be understood as stuff you do to protect it whilst it is young, like staking a tree? Thus it isn't a tragedy of the commons, but a tragedy of infantilising, keeping the water wings on or the stabiliser wheels on a bicycle … Continue reading Healing the tangled bank
It has been argued by Ventkatapuramet al.(2012) that there are four key tensions that must be resolved in the development and implementation of global strategy on NCDs, including; 1) the tension between human rights and corporate rights, 2) tensions regarding where to invest in health along the ‘causal chain’ (from social determinants to treatment services), … Continue reading University of Geneva Global Health Essay
Dear Minister This is an essay I have written for a Coursera Course at the University of Copenhagen on Global Health The MDGs currently are: • Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger• Achieving universal primary education• Promoting gender equality and empowering women• Reducing child mortality rates• Improving maternal health• Combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases• Ensuring environmental sustainability• Developing a global partnership for development[i] The above may appear to be quite separate matters to be tackled as a complex and … Continue reading To enable the equitable and sustainable implementation of all the Millennium Development Goals.
http://www.who.int/world-health-day/toolkit/report_web.pdf STATEMENT BY THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION Last year marked a turning point in the debate on climate change. The scientific evidence continues to mount. The climate is changing, the effects are already being felt, and human activities are a principal cause. In selecting climate change as the theme for this year’s … Continue reading Protecting Health from Climate Change
Towards Health for All I think that there is only one way to science – or to philosophy, for that matter: to meet a problem, to see its beauty and fall in love with it; to get married to it and to live with it happily, till death do ye part – unless you should … Continue reading Towards Health for All
http://hesperian.org/wp-content/uploads/pdf/en_wtnd_2013/en_wtnd_2013_full.pdf Or how to set up and run a health service properly! Sample Lists of Questions To Help Determine Community Health Needs and at the Same Time Get People Thinking FELT NEEDS What things in your people’s daily lives (living conditions, ways of doing things, beliefs, etc.) do they feel help them to be healthy? … Continue reading Where there is no doctor