World Hearing Day, 2023

It’s World Hearing Day, 2023 According to the World Health Organization, over 5% of the world’s population, or approximately 430 million people, have disabling hearing loss. This number is expected to increase to over 700 million by 2050. The #WorldHearingDay thus aims to raise awareness about hearing loss and its impact and to promote prevention and treatment strategies. […]

Commoditising Childbirth – Maternal surrogacy and the ethics of assisted conception

The term “surrogacy” is derived from the Latin word “subrogare”, which means to substitute. Encyclopaedia Britannica defines surrogacy as an arrangement in which a woman bears a child for a couple unable to produce children in the usual way.[1] Surrogacy is indicated when pregnancy is medically impossible,[2] too risky or when an individual or couple, for whatever reason, decide to have […]

Cancer – Doing the Maths!

Cancer is one of the world’s leading causes of death and long-term illness, accounting for 8.8 million reported deaths in 2015 alone. The large group of diseases that make up this generic category ranks second only to ischaemic heart disease and stroke in the list of the world’s biggest killers from all causes over the […]