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4.3.2019 Blog: Criticism towards humanitarian aid by Anu Rantalaiho
Humanitarian aid sprang into everyone’s knowledge in 1980’s when the famine in Ethiopia hit the news. Since then, the humanitarian actors have faced continuous criticism for either not reaching the needy, misusing the funds, being too slow or lacking timely and effective response. Humanitarian assistance has also been blamed for reinforcing the military troops and […]

14.2.2019 Blog: Uber – Social inclusion or new risks for immigrant drivers? by Magdaleena Lehmuskoski
As global migration accelerates, the integration of immigrants challenges societies. Could platform models, such as Uber, provide social inclusion or do they merely entail new risks? Uber is a controversial global ride-sharing company providing a platform to connect drivers and passengers. It employs over one million drivers, many of them immigrants. Requiring virtually only a […]

16.1.2019 Blog: Indoor air pollution in India and its damaging effects on health By Beulah Sarah James
Indoor air pollution is a topic of great concern especially in India due to its rampant health and environmental effects. Women and young children bear the brunt of indoor air pollution. 1 Women are traditionally responsible for cooking and spend hours nearby the cooking fire when compared to men. Under-five children stay at home and […]

18.12.2018 Blog: The hepatitis B infection in indigenous people in Nepal requires a specific intervention by Purusotam Raj Shedain
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a global public health problem1, 2. It is ubiquitous and heterogeneous. HBV infection can result either as an acute hepatitis B infection or a chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection, i.e. more than six months. The majority of acute hepatitis B virus infection is self-limiting. People with CHB are at […]

1.12.2018 News: Professor Helena Ranta visited Global Health & Development by Yen Phan
Professor Helena Ranta visited the University of Tampere to give a lecture on humanitarian crises for the students of Health in disasters, conflicts and complex human emergencies course. Helena Ranta is a forensic odontologist who has led a number of international expert teams in investigations of clinical forensic dentistry. She has worked, for example, in […]

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