Robert Yates of @ChathamHouse and @LSHTM comes to us from a sunny London! We are so lucky to have him chat to us about how palliative care can get a "decent crack of the whip" on universal health reforms. #21OPCC@ChathamHouse@LSHTM "This is an opportunity for radical change. We should be prepared and get organised." But what is Universal Health Coverage? Important to nail down the definition. #21OPCC Simple definition here 👇
Sep 8, 2021 • 13 tweets • 17 min read
Changing gears from death law to death literacy. Tweeting now from @KezNoo workshop on using the death literacy index. #21OPCC@KezNoo From care & social networks in 2008, to Death Literacy Index today, translated into multiple languages. A fantastic journey @KezNoo & team have been on linking networks with death literacy with public health with social determinants. #21OPCC@PHPalCare
I'm here now tweeting from the concurrent session on The Future of Palliative Care in the Home. Chaired by @phillips_janey with our wonderful @Pall_Care_Aus Board Member @calvert_shannon#21OPCC
Here's @calvert_shannon, speaking on her lived experience of palliative care, caring for her mother, whilst also living with her own health issues. Also sporting a lovely new haircut :) #21OPCC
Jul 18, 2021 • 34 tweets • 16 min read
From 19 July, most COVID restrictions will be lifted in the UK, with the Govt's formal announcement noting that "Hospitalisations and deaths will continue to rise over the coming weeks and months" (this statement dated 12 July): gov.uk/government/new…#UKfocus
The move is "dangerous and premature", warns a letter by more than 100 scientists & doctors published in @TheLancet :thelancet.com/journals/lance…#UKfocus
In April 2020, @IPESfood released its communique on #COVID19 'and the crisis in #foodsystems: Symptoms, causes and potential solutions". Important reading for all concerned about #FoodForAll & #HealthReImagined ipes-food.org/pages/covid19#
"The COVID19 health crisis has brought on an economic crisis, & is [making worse] an ongoing #foodsecurity & nutrition crisis. In a [few] weeks, COVID19 has laid bare the underlying risks, fragilities, & inequities in global food systems, & pushed them close to breaking point."
"Community gardens need to be supported by local govt. Parklands need to be redesigned to provide food growing areas. Water needs to be returned to Australian farmers growing food...
"...Restrictions need to be in place to prevent our best soil being built on. All Secondary school students should be involved in growing food during yrs 7 to 10 so they understand where food comes from & how to prepare it....
Jun 22, 2020 • 17 tweets • 10 min read
The 2nd Special Rapporteur on the #RighttoFood, Olivier de Schutter, delivered his final report to the Human Rights Council of the UN General Assembly on 24 Jan 2014. It was titled "The transformative potential of the right to food"
De Schutter's 6-year mandate (2008-2014) coincided with the Global Food Crisis of 2007 - that preceded the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. He visited 13 countries, prepared 10 reports on thematic issues and 2 special reports on the Global Food Crisis - srfood.org
Jun 22, 2020 • 14 tweets • 7 min read
"Ppl who use food assistance...say they experience stigma, shame and hopelessness...seeking food assistance...is traumatic, stressful and detrimental to one's health & wellbeing' - @ChristinaPolla8@DrSueBooth "Food Insecurity & Hunger in Rich Countries' - europepmc.org/article/pmc/pm…
'The Australian government is failing to fulfil its legal and moral obligation to guarantee the #humanright to #adequatefood for at least 1.2 mn people'. In a country that boasts about being #foodsecure & 'feeding 60 mn people', this is an indictment
Feb 29, 2020 • 11 tweets • 8 min read
Today nutrition. Young cricketers need to be fit and able to play six hours a day, repeatedly. For the girls in the u15 national championships, it's six full days of cricket out of seven. They need energy, bone health, hydration, growth and development. #WomenInSport#Cricket
Poor nutrition plays a part in tiredness, poor concentration and an increased risk of injury. #WomenInSport#Cricket
Nov 5, 2019 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
The ceremony was electric expression & energy was fierce it just went through me. This is Jade she guided me through the cultural protocol & explained Warrea which attempts 2 determine intent of the manuhiri, which, once established, clears the way 4 the rest of the welcome 🌸💓
The ceremony removes the tapu (sacredness) from the manuhiri (visitors), who are referred to as waewae tapu (sacred feet) if they are first-time visitors to that particular marae