Catastrophic Cycles

This cartoon derives from a 2015 article about an anti-corruption exhibition organised by Transparency International Bangladesh.  TIB arranges 10th Anti-Corruption Cartoon exhibition at Drik Gallery.  It illustrates the user-pays health care system prevailing across the poor world in which health professionals are enriched on the backs of an already impoverished general public.  “Without money you … More Catastrophic Cycles

Heart Strings 01

When I first heard about Sokum’s condition, her husband called it “corollary heart disease”.  Obviously he meant “coronary artery”, but why would a 20 year old already have coronary artery disease?  It had to be Rheumatic Heart Disease.  When I visited last week I wrote “Rheumatic Heart Disease” on a scrap of paper for her … More Heart Strings 01

Bongs and Tycoons

There are so many cultural quirks in Cambodia that you could write a book on them, if you were confident enough in your knowledge.  One of my favourites, perhaps because of the similarity with Central Australian indigenous custom, is the practice of referring to people according to an assumed kinship status.  Here I am often … More Bongs and Tycoons