Maldives should ban the sale of tobacco to all those born from 2007 onwards? Smoke free generations.

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Smoke free generation is a very interesting concept where countries are looking at future generations that are smoke free. Efforts to protect future generations from the harmful effects of tobacco, people born from a certain year will not be able … Continue reading

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An accident waiting to happen! #RoadSafety

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The United Nations Road Safety Collaboration marks this week as its fourth global road safety week (8-14 May 2017). Given the fact that speed is the main road traffic killer across the globe, the UN’s slogan for the week is … Continue reading

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Sorry, cigarettes should only be sold in packs! of 20.

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Each Party shall endeavour to prohibit the sale of cigarettes individually or in small packets which increase the affordability of such products to minors. WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control – Article 16, Clause 3. It is very common that … Continue reading

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The Flu

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A month has passed since all of us, specially in the health sector had a hectic time battling the flu outbreak that happened in March. A time with a lot of public panic, mixed information, social media controversy and all … Continue reading

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Our strange society

When I look at our society and the way we act, sometime I feel strange. Don’t you? When I was studying in developed societies, I find that there are some beautiful societal values that are practiced everyday, values that are … Continue reading

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Apology, disclosure and trust

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First published: December 15, 2012 (FaceBook) Over the years, many Maldivians travel abroad to seek health services. Many a time, these people seek services abroad for those that are readily available in the country. But why? I believe that this … Continue reading

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Smoke free public places

This article was first published on Facebook on December 4, 2012 Efforts to curb the tobacco epidemic in the Maldives have been put for a long time. In the Maldives, in the 1980’s, some regulations were passed to ban smoking … Continue reading

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Births – a basic comparison

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Births are a common occurrence at the hospital. In fact in the Maldives, the most births occur either at IGMH or at ADK Hospitals. During the first six months of this year, a total of 2119 births, of which 855 … Continue reading

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The time factor: my doctor is in a hurry!

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Many a time when we go and see a doctor, there is a feeling that the doctor is in a hurry or rushed, distracted or doesn’t really care about the patient. Health systems are increasingly facing the issue of inadequate … Continue reading

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Alignments with new OPD protocols

Continuous efforts to orient our services and care to a patient centred one, in April 2012, we have developed and implemented a new set of protocols to ensure better OPD services provided at ADK Hospital. The purpose of the protocol … Continue reading

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