Tag: health

Maille-Rose Smith (ms5jr) Blog 3: Kashmir in Crisis, In Crisis

In the midst of the global COVID-19 crisis, press coverage of the Kashmir crisis has waned, but not completely died out. For the most part, Kashmir seems to have been relegated by the press to subheadings within articles about India’s response to the Coronavirus. On March 24, Vox reported on India’s coronavirus lockdown; three quarters of the way through the… Read more →

The Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Health Spotlight – Muntaqa Zaman

Muntaqa Zaman, post #3 The health of the Rohingya refugees remains one of the most critical issues preventing the uplift of their situation. Many of these health barriers include lack of WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene), communicable diseases (such as cholera, measles, HIV, and diptheria), and most importantly, mental health. A report by the National Institute of Health states: “Mental… Read more →

A Critique of Enrique Peña Nieto’s Failed Education Initiative

Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico’s previous president, centered his candidacy as president around a education “reform programme that would revolutionize the country’s education system, improve standards, tame an all-powerful teachers’ union and crack down on rampant corruption – such as wages for non-existent ‘ghost teachers’” However, as his presidency term came to an end, there was no significant change. How so?… Read more →

Methods of Education-Based Intervention within Latin America (Angel Martinez)

At a time of slow economic growth, it’s important to recognize that lower-income Latin American countries would have difficulty addressing the issue of education quality/equity due to financial constraints. However, Improving the quality of education in Latin American countries will be met with limited success if we simply provide schools with technological advancements.  Therefore, to be most effective in bringing… Read more →

Poverty and Education Inequality in Latin America (Angel Martinez)

In Latin America, countries such as Mexico and Peru have made strides to improve their education systems. One of these include minimizing their gender gap. When viewing statistics for the net attendance rate, literacy rate, and primary school completion, these countries have managed to make education equal for men and women with only differences being no greater than a percentage… Read more →

Australian Bushfires Ravage the Country’s Landscapes; Human Health Put At Risk – Michaela Moran

Australian Bushfires Ravage the Country’s Landscapes   It’s no secret that Australia is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world. It’s home to over a million different species, many of which can be found nowhere else in the world. High levels of biodiversity boosts ecosystem productivity where each species has an important role to play. And greater… Read more →