Black Women on Eating Disorders, Body Image & Thinness | Black Ballad

“A common misconception about people with an eating disorder is that black people don’t have eating disorders. With anorexia nervosa in particular, we tend to think that only over sensitive middle-class white girls fall prey to this illness.” – Jada*, aged 27 Only white girls get eating disorders. You would be forgiven for believing this… Read article here: […]

Black Women, Let’s Talk About Our Breasts | Black Ballad

Two years ago, I found a lump in my breast. I was moisturising, enjoying one of those blissful moments of self-care where it is just you, your skin and a tub of shea butter, coconut oil, almond oil blend when the discovery sent a chill down my spine. “I’m only 21,” I thought to myself. […]

Everyone should have the right to healthcare, including migrants and refugees | Consented

From the start of their journey until their destination, accessing healthcare remains a challenge for asylum seekers and refugees. Read article here: Everyone should have the right to healthcare, including migrants and refugees | Consented

SICKLE CELL ANAEMIA: THE STORY OF ONE MISSHAPEN CELL | London Doctors Clinic

Read article here: SICKLE CELL ANAEMIA: THE STORY OF ONE MISSHAPEN CELL | London Doctors Clinic Content: What is sickle cell disorder? Who gets sickle cell disorders? Inheriting sickle cell disorders Sickle cell diagnosis Managing sickle cell disorders                        

Lessons from Ebola affected communities: being prepared for future health crises |APPG Reports | Royal African Society

March 2016 saw the Parliamentary launch of a report I co-edited for the Africa All Party Parliamentary Group. A summary of the launch and link to the report are below.   Speakers: Professor Aliko Ahmed, co-convener of the Better Health for Africa Group, Chair of Public Health Africa Initiative and a Director at Public Health England Kate Muhwezi, Sierra […]