Author Archives: Sophie Okolo

A Call to End Elder Abuse and Neglect in 2015

Elder abuse continues to be a worldwide problem. This year, former minister of social welfare, Paurina Mpariwa, accused the Zimbabwean government of neglecting the elderly. Read More

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Ebola and the Elderly: Focusing on a Vulnerable Population

Certain diseases like pertussis and dementia are associated with distinct populations. Pertussis is generally linked to children and dementia is generally linked to older adults. Read More

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Albinism: The Intersection between Health, Melanin, and Vision

My recent fascination with Lupita Nyongo, a 2014 Academy Award winner among other prestigious film awards, is nothing out of the ordinary. Some of us Read More

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Tackling the Health and Economic Risks of Child Marriage

Early this year, the conversation about child marriage shifted from human rights to that of health and education. Child marriage is still a hot button Read More

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The Millennium Development Goals: Positioning Boys For The Future

“I’d like to see where boys and girls end up if they get equal encouragement – I think we might have some differences in how Read More

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