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Research is one of the weakest and limited activities in the country. Specially healthcare related research and publications are almost unavailable. Yet, all health institutions in the country have an abundance of data. Collating them, correlating them and writing publishable papers is the next step to understand and improve the health care functions, disease patterns […]

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Wolf in a sheep’s clothing

At a time when the advocacy for better health of people of the country are increasing and a number of activities are being carried out both socially and economically to curb detrimental consumer products, the industries play certain tactics to counter such measures. In this article I will look at a certain aspect under scrutiny […]

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

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 to buy tobacco. In the year 2012, the Tasmanian legislature passed a motion calling to […]

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An accident waiting to happen! #RoadSafety

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 Save Lives: #SlowDown where it seeks to increase the understanding of dangers of speed and […]

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

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 when you get into the corner shop, almost every shop will have a couple of […]

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The Flu

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 that went with such a situation. At this time I thought to reflect on the […]

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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 the norm. When I look back at those, I think to myself, “Why are we […]

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Apology, disclosure and trust

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 is due to the fact that people have lost trust in the system.  We need […]

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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 in some public places, such as governemnt offices, sport facilities and so forth. One of […]

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