Lifestyle medicine in Nigeria – interview with Dr Ore Makinde

This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr Moyosore Makinde a.k.a Ore from Nigeria about the fantastic work she does promoting lifestyle changes to improve health and wellbeing. Lifestyle medicine is the concept of using evidence-based principles to treat lifestyle-related diseases rather than relying on pills or medical interventions. It is underpinned by six … Continue reading Lifestyle medicine in Nigeria – interview with Dr Ore Makinde

How Can You Do a Primary Care Exchange in the Midst of Global Pandemic?

Earlier this year, I was selected to attend the 2020 WONCA Europe Pre-conference Exchange in Berlin. Conference exchanges are one of the activities offered by the Vasco da Gama Movement – they usually involve spending a couple of days shadowing a GP from another country before attending a conference in that country. They are a … Continue reading How Can You Do a Primary Care Exchange in the Midst of Global Pandemic?

Covid in London – how are we getting everyone vaccinated? Interview with Dr Claire Thomas

It is Sunday night, 10pm, and Claire has just put her toddler to bed before we settle in for a Zoom call. Dr Claire Thomas is the immediate Past President of the Vasco da Gama Movement (VdGM) and we have crossed paths many times before I joined VdGM as the Liaison Officer to WONCA Europe. … Continue reading Covid in London – how are we getting everyone vaccinated? Interview with Dr Claire Thomas

A Portuguese doctor in COVID-19 – how can we combat the rising numbers of intimate partner violence?

DISCLAIMER: I do not intend for these blogs to be seen as giving clinical advice nor as judging public health policy but rather to recount the lived experiences of family medicine physicians from across the world. I recommend you still follow your local guidance. Date of interview: 5th October 2020 Number of confirmed cases at … Continue reading A Portuguese doctor in COVID-19 – how can we combat the rising numbers of intimate partner violence?

COVID-19 – Kazhakstan – can social media replace government messaging?

DISCLAIMER: I do not intend for these blogs to be seen as giving clinical advice nor as judging public health policy but rather to recount the lived experiences of family medicine physicians from across the world. I recommend you still follow your local guidance. Date of interview: 24th August 2020 Number of confirmed cases at … Continue reading COVID-19 – Kazhakstan – can social media replace government messaging?

COVID-19 – GP view of working in the Nightingale Hospital and for Track-and-Trace

DISCLAIMER: I do not intend for these blogs to be seen as giving clinical advice nor as judging public health policy but rather to recount the lived experiences of family medicine physicians from across the world. I recommend you still follow your local guidance. The Nightingale Hospitals - six critical care units across the UK … Continue reading COVID-19 – GP view of working in the Nightingale Hospital and for Track-and-Trace