Category Archives: Development Economics and Social Well-Being
The tension between traditional and Western medical approaches may have large implications for global health. An evaluation of a hygiene information campaign in rural Pakistan shows that while people with weak traditional medical beliefs responded strongly to the program, people with strong beliefs did not.
By Tarra Kohli
June 20th marked World Refugee Day; this year, the number of displaced people in the world has reached a record 65.3 million, of which 12.5 million are Syrian. The refugee crisis in Europe has rightly drawn attention and financial assistance from the west. However, is it at the cost of traditional international development and its accountability mechanisms? (more…)