Afrocaribbean Health and Wellness Team: Improving health in the black community.

The Parliamentary Ethnicity and Health report of 2007 shows that Black and minority ethnic (BME) groups generally have worse health than the overall population. For instance, it reports that there is up to 7 times higher rates of new diagnosis of psychosis among Black Caribbean people than among the White British. Health Survey for England 2004 reports a prevalence of HypertensionContinue reading “Afrocaribbean Health and Wellness Team: Improving health in the black community.”

Nma comes to the clinic.

HIV? Me? No, I’m married! (26) I saw she was booked in to see me. It was exactly a week after her husband and she had been together to see me. I was glad to see her name in the list of patients I was to see today. “Hello Nma,” I smiled at her. SheContinue reading “Nma comes to the clinic.”

Blackmail

HIV? Me? No, I’m married! (25) So that was it? Apology over? Not even the slightest pause to see what I would do with his incomplete apology? He was ready to carry on as if nothing had happened. For a moment, I toyed with the idea of banging down the phone. Or maybe screaming at him.Continue reading “Blackmail”

The phone call

HIV? Me? No, I’m married! (24) “Hello my good Doctor,” Dike drawled. “Hello.” I replied in a cold voice. I was in no mood for niceties with him. “Can I help you?” “I hope you are not too busy. You doctors need to make out time to rest, go on holidays…” Unbelievable! What was thisContinue reading “The phone call”