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World Immunisation Week: Why we need a global commitment to improve access to vaccines

World Immunisation week is celebrated on the last week of April every year. This global initiative, organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO), aims...

Autism: The detrimental impact of Covid-19 on families dealing with ASD

April is World Autism Awareness Month. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental condition that presents challenges in social interaction, verbal and non-verbal...

We need to talk about eating disorders and Ramadan

Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan is one of the five main pillars of Islam and while exemptions are in place for those...

How to navigate yet another ‘restricted Ramadan’

For the second year in a row, Qatar and the rest of the world will observe the holy month of Ramadan during the Covid-19...

How to protect yourself against ‘the more deadly’ UK strain

All viruses evolve over time. As viruses replicate, they often change slightly, and these changes are referred to as “mutations”. A virus that has...

Why the link between Covid-19 deaths and obesity is a cause for concern

Studies show a worrying trend of Covid-19 death rates in countries with high obesity rates. While it is quite well-known that obesity increases the likelihood...

Postpartum depression: Covid-19 and maternal mental health

Maternal mental health has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, with more mothers reporting Postpartum Depression. Mother’s Day is, for most new mothers, a joyful...

Vaccine Hesitancy: Why ‘anti-vaxxers’ refuse to get vaccinated against Covid-19

Vaccine hesitancy has always been an issue for millions around the world but the topic has emerged to the forefront of world discussions since...
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