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The world is a complex place. That’s fairly obvious. But when we start delving into living and working in another country, particularly for the sake of seeing change in that country, the complexity goes to a whole new level.

Have you ever thought about the factors that prevent a woman from accessing family planning, even if she really wants to? What about the relationship between poverty and ill health? And why some parts of the world flourish while others seem to lag behind? Or have you ever wondered why African concepts of time are so different from Australian concepts of time?

In this section we will share thoughts and ideas about culture, aid and development, community work, behaviour change, preventative medicine, capacity building, and heaps more.

Faith-Based Development?

28 June 2017

Something we are passionate about at MH is doing development well. Too often 'development'…

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The Importance of a Human-Centered Approach...

4 November 2016

This article, by Nitika Johri for the Center for American Progress, is a powerful explanation…

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My Body, Whose Choice? Women in the…

29 March 2016

By Liesl Shipard, 2011 It seems like everyone around me is having a baby. At last count…

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Let's call a spade a spade

8 August 2015

The real cost of voluntourism One of the (many) difficulties and pressures of running…

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Recommended Reading

6 June 2015

There are some insightful, thought-provoking, and profound books around that are well…

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The Danger of a Single Story

3 June 2015

I recently came across a fantastic TED Talk by Nigerian Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.…

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Let's Talk Gender

15 May 2015

In Africa, 80% of farmers are women; in Asia it's 60%. In spite of this, women suffer…

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Does foreign aid do more harm than good?

1 November 2014

Do developing countries benefit from our help, or does it prevent them from using their…

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The power of a simple image

1 November 2014

If our work in Uganda over the last few years has taught us anything, it’s that addressing…

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Why nutrition is important for kids

1 November 2014

In Australia 5 out of every 1000 children don’t make it to their 5th birthday. In Uganda…

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