Entries by Diana Carson

Marking World TB day, 24th March 2022

Why are we still talking about Tuberculosis? It has been 140 years since Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of the bacterium that causes Tuberculosis (TB). Every year, we mark this day as World TB Day, as his discovery allowed scientists to find a way to diagnose, treat and cure this fatal disease. 140 years […]

Marking 2 years since pandemic was declared (11 March 2020)

COVID-19 in Africa, 2 years on … It has been exactly 2 years since the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic, changing the very fabric of our lives in uncountable ways. From lockdown, curfews, social distancing and remote working to school closures, travel restrictions, PCR testing and mask wearing; our world looks and feels very different […]

It’s time to end FGM in Africa

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) estimates that there are 200-million girls and woman alive today that have been subject to Female Genital Mutilation and 80% of those women and children are from Africa. Even more alarming are their estimates that if FGM practices continue at the current rates, a further 68-Million girls will be […]

Education is Key to Response-Med

As we mark the International Day of Education today, I’m reminded of a quote by Malcom X where he says that “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” At Response-Med, we know just how important the right education and training is for the provision of […]

Response-Med at the ISOA Middle East Conference

Response-Med’s Dr Bea Andersen-Schipper had the privilege of being a panelist at the ISOA Middle East Conference on the 19th of January 2022. ISOA (International Stability Operations Association) has a membership that includes all key players in peacekeeping, military services, humanitarian aid and development support, disaster response and reconstruction. These members come together under the […]

Green Energy Will Drive Africa’s Access to Healthcare

According to the African Development Bank (afdb.org) over 640-million Africans have no access to energy, corresponding to an electricity access rate for African countries at just over 40 percent — the lowest in the world. In fact, according to the UN (2019) more than seven million people die from air pollution and the burning of […]

Highlights from the dōTERRA Evolve Convention

At Response-Med, we are fortunate that almost all work that we do has a tangible impact on the lives and environments of those that we engage. But every once in a while, a special project and partner come along that ignites our passion even more and the work we do becomes a simple labour of […]