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Seven years in waiting: Canadian immigrants hoping to reunite with relatives sooner
Families talk of suffering as they wait for reunification.
Dec 1st, 2011
Eyes healed by Ayurvedic treatment
Ayurvedic eye treatment helped Ashok Puri improve his eyesight after Western doctors declared his condition 'untreatable.'
Mar 16th, 2011
Diasporas and global health
Professor James Busumtwi-sam outlines key issues in global health with reference to the UN's Millennium Development Goals.
Mar 15th, 2011
Climate refugees: diaspora response to a human health crisis
Over the next 30 years, some 30-40 million Bangladeshis will be displaced due to climate change. Vancouver's Bangladeshi community advocates for an immediate global response.
Mar 13th, 2011
Panos Network provides a new lens for international development
It’s past time to reject the notion of an economically prosperous, technically advanced “North” and a technologically backward, politically naïve and ill-informed “South”
Mar 10th, 2011
A Vancouver doctor brings a cure for clubfoot to children in Uganda
Ugandan paramedicals are trained by the Uganda Sustainable Clubfoot Care project to apply an economically and socially feasible treatment to a crippling birth defect. Photo: USCCP
Mar 8th, 2011
Global health through the diaspora lens
Regional maps depicting some of the places Vancouver diasporas identify with. Photo: Franciska Hidayat
Mar 7th, 2011
Vancouver's diasporas share development stories
On January 19, 2011, members of Vancouver's diaspora and development communities came together to exchange stories and ideas.
Mar 1st, 2011
The power of $100
"My goal is to help all the kids who cannot afford school uniforms to be dressed up and go to school," writes Miriam Egwalu in the story that follows.
Jan 21st, 2011
My Canadian experience inspires my development work in Sri Lanka
A Sri Lankan immigrant to Canada writes about the experience of promoting development in her country of origin.
Jan 19th, 2011