I’ve written and ranted a bit about the trade in wildlife parts (both legal and illegal) fueled by both ignorant and ostentatious human desires. Whether it’s rhino horn, tiger penis, bear gall bladder, etc. for completely useless TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) cures or knick knacky status symbols made of ivory from African elephants, the trade...
Dr. Karim Damji, EMBA’05, was named a “rising star” in global health by Grand Challenges Canada for his work in glaucoma training for African physicians.
This February, University of Alberta professor of ophthalmology Karim Damji, EMBA’05, was selected as one of Canada’s new rising stars in global health by Grand Challenges Canada and awarded $100,000 to further develop an east Africa-based telehealth program to prevent and treat blindness in people with glaucoma.
A large part of the success of his unique ‘teleglaucoma’ program, Karim says, can be attributed to the knowledge and skills he learned from his Queen’s EMBA. Although he had...
Striking a massive blow to Bangladesh Africa Business Organization (BABO)’s attempts at pressing the Bangladesh government to amend it’s monetary policy so that they can invest in Uganda, The Daily Monitor from Uganda reported on June 3 that the Uganda government has denied leasing any farmlands to Bangladesh. It quoted Okasai Opolot, the commissioner for crop...
Defeated senatorial candidate Ruffy Biazon has again proposed the registration of Subscriber Identity Modules (SIM) cards in the Philippines, in an apparent response to their use as triggers in improvised explosive devices which police suspect to have been behind the Jan. 25, 2011 bus explosion in Makati City. At the onset, it is important to...
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