Alive and Well in Pakistan
Preparations for the workshop are going well. The flow charts for 5 STI syndromes have been made into posters. I have been working on the coffee table in the lobby because there is no space in my room.
There is a bit of a glitch though. The only information about the Ministry of Health STI syndromes used in
This, I am advised, is because there are no drugs in the government basic health units so patients are given prescriptions which they take to the local pharmacy. So what the doctor prescribes depends what the pharmacy has. Oh, this is something that needs to be fixed. Frontier has done what the government should have done and purchased bulk drugs for their units. So I guess part of what we will be doing at the workshop is sorting out which drugs are currently being used. Not the best approach, but who knows?
We have decided, given the high incidence of Hepatitis B and C in the
There are several wonderful bookshops here in
But my best find in the book shop was a book called Alive and Well in
“repeated pieties that would come to seem in some ways as destructive as the event itself…The final allowable word on those who attacked us was to be that they were evildoers or wrongdoers, peculiar constructions which seem to suggest that those who used them were transmitting messages from some final authority…We have come in this country to tolerate many such fixed opinions, or national pieties each with its own baffles of invective and counterinvective, of euphemism and downright misstatement."
Lots of links and lots to think about. And some photos of various kinds of transportation in Pakistan, a couple by my friend Dale.
Photos: Decorated lorry, donkey being feed on roadside; QingQi driver with Kung Fu art; Ox with load.