People living in the most disease prone and poorest countries of the world are developing new ideas and practices in health from which we can all learn, wherever we live.

Turning the World Upside Down showcases some extraordinary examples and provides the space for discussion and debate.

Please share your experiences and insights here – add to the case studies - and comment on those you read here, just as global health leaders from around the world are already doing.

Nigel Crisp

Three Lessons from Malawi

From a recent trip to Malawi three lessons can be learnt: patient carried records, the systems to collect and analyse data and the way we see the care system

Lessons in Palliative Care from Pallium India

Pallium India is a community-based organisation founded by Dr Rajagopal in 2003 to develop palliative care services throughout India. It has many applicable innovations to UK practice.

Admission of the Severe Acutely Mentally Ill To Open Medical Wards of General Hospitals

Admissions of the acutely mentally ill to open wards of general medical hospitals have had a profound impact on the assimilation of psychiatry into general medical practice.

We are already applying lessons from Africa in New York's Harlem

World-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, director of The Earth Institute senior UN advisor to Ban Ki-moon and bestselling author. Written with Prabhjot Singh

In time, it will be natural to see exchanges and mutual learning between Community Health workers with health systems as different as Brazil, Nigeria, United States and India’s – but in the... Read more

Everyone has something to teach and everyone has something to learn

Nobel Peace Laureate and one of the greatest living moral icons of our time who was a key role player in the fight against apartheid in South Africa, and more recently the campaign against HIV/AIDS.

In health and healthcare, as in every other aspect of life we all have things we can learn from each other - and there are things we can all teach. Here in Africa we understand families and... Read more

What can we learn from Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) in mental health?

Consultant Psychiatrist & Academic Teaching Fellow in Derby, UK. Professional interests: Global Mental Health, Improving Quality and Patient Experience, Medical Education, Patient-led teaching

What can we learn from Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) in mental health?

1) At the 2013 General Adult Psychiatry Annual Conference the keynote speaker Prof Sir... Read more


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