Filtered by: Health workers <Back to previous page Cancer a personal experience[Health] Selina David (not her real name) is a patient with tongue cancer in Geita district, Tanzania. She is also HIV positive which makes her more vulnerable to diseases like cancer. She very kindly gave this interview to Mary Makalanga, a Palliative Care Coordinator who works in partnership with Tearfund. Case Studies taking good adviceBy Dr Heather-Louise Williamson. These two case studies illustrate how difficult it can be for doctors and health workers to put Dr Lankester’s advice into practice, when patients will not accept the advice they are given. Use these stories to help your patients, and others, to understand the points which Dr Lankester is making. Interview: How my faith inspires my workA doctor and dentist working in Brazil’s remote Amazon region discuss their work and their faith. Setting prioritiesFor health or development workers, each day is likely to bring many problems and concerns that need immediate attention. However it is easy to let these immediate problems take over any long term planning. We all need to set priorities in our lives and in our work and try to make sure that these really do ‘take priority’ and take up most of our time. Otherwise we will look back over the past year and realise that we have not helped achieve any practical and long term benefits. Stronger togetherCommunity Health Global Network (CHGN) connects people who are passionate about improving health care in their area. Theatre for disease preventionby Abel Gousseine. ‘If you prescribe me medicine, you will cure me for a day. But if you teach me to prevent disease, you will cure me for life!’ This is the message that our workshops display after each performance. We organise role plays for the benefit of health workers and other development workers to encourage them not only to give medicines or prescriptions to their patients, but also to teach them how to prevent disease. Tobacco control at the community level[Community Development] by Dr Nathan Grills In terms of global threats, tobacco is one of the biggest dangers in the world today. In 2010, more than five million people died from the effects of smoking or chewing tobacco. This is not just a disease of the rich. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 80 per cent of these deaths were in low- and middle-income countries. Tobacco remains the only legally available consumer product that will kill at least a third of all users.