Tag Archives: Nelson Mandela

Blood donation in South Sudan

Ahmed Elhag Latham, New York   Red Cross in South Sudan. The item to the far right in the photograph is the country’s national instrument the “tombour” (an African lyre). The item to the left is a handcrafted piece of Sudanese art which contains calligraphy. Photograph by the author. When discussing the many challenges surrounding […]

John Brereton Barlow: The “Mitral Valve” Cardiologist

Jimmy Tam Huy Pham Michigan, United States   Dr. Barlow with his patient Nelson Mandela “To all the students who listen, look, touch and reflect: may they hear, see, feel and comprehend” Perspectives on the Mitral Valve (1986) — John Barlow   Mitral valve prolapse is now recognized as one of the most commonly diagnosed […]

Kindred paradigms: community arts and health advocacy in HIV/AIDS activism

Niyi Awofeso Anu Rammohan Australia, Perth   Community arts involve an understanding of communities and how art can function as an agent of social change. Community artists employ a broad range of genres and disciplines to reach a wide audience. Defined broadly as the work of communities of people committed to improving their individual and […]