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Planned Obsolescence of Medical Humanitarian Missions: An Interview with Tony Redmond, Professor and Practitioner of International Emergency Medicine and Co-founder of HCRI and UK-Med

innovations in everyday medical practice to humanitarian work in the field. It seems to me a cultural, a psychosocial block. If you talk about surgery , for example, in a humanitarian setting, immediately among many NGO workers their antibodies will rise. They will say, ‘That’s terrible, you can’t allow that Western, too high-tech surgery; it is inappropriate.’ But then if you say, ‘So, what about obstructed labour and interventions to save the mother and the child?’, then

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Interpreting Violence on Healthcare in the Early Stage of the South Sudanese Civil War
Xavier Crombé
Joanna Kuper

the government won’t see the difference if it is us or ICRC providing the surgery and yet we don’t have the permanent ability to address the needs of non-war-wounded patients, such as obstetrics. Indeed, surgical care available to wounded combatants had been considered a trump card to obtain guarantees of respect and protection from the opposition’s leadership, whose soldiers, according to MSF-H’s head of mission

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Lior Lehrs

Reagan developed a special relationship that continued from their first meeting in 1984 until the end of Reagan's presidency, during which time they met on seventeen occasions and exchanged letters and phone calls. An archivist in the Reagan Library told Massie that she had more “face time” with Reagan on Russia than anyone else except for his advisors. 114 Their relationship evolved into a friendship: Massie wrote to Reagan on his birthdays and after his surgery, and Reagan wrote to Massie when her grandson was born

in Unofficial peace diplomacy
Lauren Wilcox

of the techno-scientific practices, of which hormones, their synthesis, and their use to modulate gendered bodily attributes, are but one part. We can, then, put means of embodying ‘gender’, practised by cis and trans people alike, as means of ‘signalling’ and embodying gender, such as make-up, clothing, hairstyles, cosmetic surgeries, gestures and postures, language and more, which become part of the broader post-war culture and technological practices. One can see the influence of ‘the hormone’ as both a sign of the ‘truth’ of gender and the ultimate inadequacy

in Drone imaginaries