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Dear Potential Organ Buyer...

If you think the trade on human organs just needs proper regulation, read Nancy Scheper-Hughes’ exploration of the options.

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NI 472 - Organ trafficking - May, 2014
A signpost for the clinic that was the hub for criminal activity.Photo: Visar Kryeziu/AP/Press Association Images

The Medicus affair

A report from Kosovo on the skullduggery of an international gang of medical criminals and the tortuous road to bring them to justice. By Selvije Bajrami.

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NI 472 - Organ trafficking - May, 2014
Hanneke Hagenaars

‘I am going to get him the liver he needs’

Hanneke Hagenaars, a transplant co-ordinator for deceased organ donors in the Netherlands, speaks about her liaison work with soon-to-be-bereaved families.

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NI 472 - Organ trafficking - May, 2014

'My heart weeps inside me'

Stories and opinions from those with personal experience of the organ trade.

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NI 472 - Organ trafficking - May, 2014
Men from Baseco, a slum in the port area of Manila, the Philippines, show their scars from kidney sales in a photograph from 1999. Photo: Pat Roque/AP/Press Association Images

Perpetual scars

A forensic examination of the persistent problem of trafficking vulnerable people for their organs, and what it would take to stamp it out, by Nancy Scheper-Hughes.

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NI 472 - Organ trafficking - May, 2014
Is it time for a new wheelchair access icon? A group calling itself the Accessible Icon Project proposes a more dynamic version of the International Symbol of Access, in circulation since 1969. The BBC reports that the new icon started as a piece of ‘guerrilla art’ on the campus of Gordon College near Boston, US. Artist Sara Hendron, one of those behind the project, says the new symbol is ‘a metaphor for self-direction and self determination’. accessibleicon.orgSteve A Johnson under a CC Licence

Rolling towards progress

Jody Mcintyre takes the notion of disability to task with a personal exploration of difference and defiance.

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NI 467 - Time to rethink disability - November, 2013
Mohammad Akhtar Alam’s scar is a constant reminder of his debt.Sophie Cousins

Desperate measures

Why Bangladeshis are selling the only asset they have- their organs. By Sophie Cousins.

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NI 467 - Time to rethink disability - November, 2013
Girl-friendly: new toilet facilities at the Ga’an Libah school in Somaliland.NGO Africa Educational Trust

A toilet makes a difference

Girls in Somalia now have a better chance of completing their education. Katharina Wecker explains.

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NI 465 - How the war on pirates became big business - September, 2013
Ronald Goldman, Ph.D is a psychological researcher, educator, and Executive Director of the Circumcision Resource Center in Boston, a non-profit educational organization. Dr Goldman is internationally known for his work on circumcision and is the author of Circumcision: The Hidden Trauma and Questioning Circumcision: A Jewish Perspective.

Argument: Is male circumcision harmful?

Richard Wamai and Ronald Goldman go head to head.

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NI 460 - What has development done for me? - March, 2013
Moral medicine: the Cuban way

Moral medicine: the Cuban way

A revolutionary example of efficient and affordable healthcare, by John M Kirk and Chris Walker.

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NI 457 - Bad medicine - November, 2012
Healthcare and inequality - THE FACTS

Healthcare and inequality - THE FACTS

A matter of life and death: the contrasting rates of mortality, access to medicine and care across the globe.

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NI 457 - Bad medicine - November, 2012
Resting for a bit, after treatment by doctors at the Daawad hospital in Eyl, Somalia, before beginning the return journey home.Frederic Courbet/Panos Pictures

Bad medicine

Inequality squeezes both how healthy we are and the healthcare we get. Time to get past it, believes Dinyar Godrej.

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NI 457 - Bad medicine - November, 2012
What would legalization of drugs look like?

What would legalization of drugs look like?

Heroin in every lunchbox? Not quite. Medic Max Rendall answers your questions...

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NI 455 - Illegal drugs - September, 2012
Mexican soldiers burn 7.6 tonnes of cannabis seized in Ciudad Juarez. Illegal exports of marijuana into the US account for 25% of cartel income.Photo: Stringer/Reuters

Legalize drugs - all of them!

NI editor Vanessa Baird looks at the many reasons why this is the only option that makes sense.

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NI 455 - Illegal drugs - September, 2012
No more tears? Drug patents deny poor children access to life-saving HIV treatment.Eric Miller/Panos

Johnson & Johnson shuns poor people with HIV

On World AIDS Day, a stark reminder of how Big Pharma drug patents deny HIV treatment to the developing world.

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NI 448 - The arms trade - December, 2011

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Feminism fights back July, 2014
Organ trafficking May, 2014
Organ trafficking May, 2014
Organ trafficking May, 2014
Organ trafficking May, 2014
Organ trafficking May, 2014
Organ trafficking May, 2014
The war on whistleblowers April, 2014
Time to rethink disability November, 2013
Time to rethink disability November, 2013
Time to rethink disability November, 2013
How the war on pirates became big business September, 2013
Land grabs May, 2013
What has development done for me? March, 2013
Bad medicine November, 2012
Bad medicine November, 2012
Bad medicine November, 2012
Illegal drugs September, 2012
Illegal drugs September, 2012
The arms trade December, 2011
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