Good motherhood doesn’t mean being overprotective. Children also need a degree of independence. Mothers shouldn’t kill their children with protection and kindness. They should realistically be good mothers. What matters is the emotional bond between them and not the ongoing physical contact. In poor countries, it’s normal to see children in group outside roaming in the streets or playing in their neighbourhood without their parents constant watchful eyes. Children can cope among themselves. Parents’ role resides in guiding them without being too much authoritarian.
Mothers, in general, should defend their rights for equality and success but not at the expense of the rights of their children. They should have the ability to balance between their professional and motherly roles without neglecting the opportunity to enjoy the other sides of life.
A group of international medical experts has said that so many African health professionals are being recruited by Western countries that the practice should be viewed as a crime.
They say, for instance, that more than 13,000 doctors trained in sub-Saharan Africa are now practicing in Britain, the United States, Canada and Australia, and that they’re leaving behind are healthcare systems that can’t cope.
In poor countries, there can be many reasons for doctors to migrate. There are the conditions in which they work. The hospitals where they work are ill-equipped. The salary is small and the load of work is heavy. Some are sent to work in impoverished areas in their countries. There is a sense of frustration because there is little they can do to help the patients as they have no equipments to work with or hospitals are understaffed so the work is painfully carried out.
The West provides a full contrast where ambitious doctors can have the opportunity to evolve professionally and to have high living standards.
As doctors have an oath to save human lives, theoretically they should stay in their own countries to save the lives of their fellow citizens and not to migrate to the West to save the lives of those who can pay a much higher price. These doctors must have cost their country a fortune to educate them and finally they are offered to the West on a silver plate.
So what’s the compromise? As qualified doctors can’t be persuaded to stay in their poor countries while the West offers them the best opportunities, the West should work to train more doctors in poor countries and to build more hospitals. As there will a surplus of doctors in them, their recruitment won’t create a shortage in their countries. Governments should create incentives for doctors to stay at home by investing in medical projects.
Many people in poor countries die from preventable diseases. Others die from illnesses that can need simple operations. The medical staff needed is in the West enjoying prosperity. Health care is fundamental for prosperity. “Stealing” doctors from countries that badly need them is like transplanting healthy organs of a poor person in the body of a rich one to make it possible for them to survive.
There should be international regulations to govern such recruitments to preserve the rights of all parties. Making health services a part of international free trade, in this age of globalisation, will just deepen the gap between the healthy North and the aching South.
The main party backing President Pervez Musharraf has admitted defeat in
The two main opposition parties, the PPP of late PM Benazir Bhutto and the PML-N, led by another former PM, Nawaz Sharif, have a clear majority.
From the past events,
Concerning the call for the stepping down of Pt Musharraf, it seems that this will create further tensions as in
The Pakistanis should congratulate themselves on having peaceful elections on the voting day after violent incidents prior to it. It seems that
What can bring full political stability in
The Pakistanis have been patient enough to “bear” with him since he came to power in 1999. The current parties should bear with him until he finishes his term for a smooth transition from military rule to democratic one.
This article is in response to Anna Stewart’s question (one of BBC website producers) : How important is Russia to you, and why?
But the puppet bear has now grown up, starting to show its claws and canine teeth by starting to show its challenge to the
Vladimir Putin is one of the rare popular leaders in
1) Do you check the originality of the comments you put on the blog. Some may, although it is a very rare possibility, copy comments from other articles and attribute them to themselves?We don’t check every message’s originality but you can tell quite easily when someone is copying and pasting. If we spot that, it doesn’t get published.
2) There are some people who contribute on the blog without revealing where they are from. I am sure when you receive their comments you know where they are. Can you add their locations at the bottom of their comments?
We can’t tell where people are. We do encourage people to say but if they don’t there’s nothing we can do about. We wouldn’t publish someone’s whereabouts against their will anyway.
3) There are contributors who don’t reveal their real names. They use just pseudo names. Are real names important? On my part, I put my very real full name!
Real names aren’t important. If people feel comfortable using an online name that is fine.
4) Can you put every show or at least part of it on Youtube? I think some are curious to know what the atmosphere is like when the show is on air.
We’re looking in to doing a lot more video than we do at the moment. I’m not sure about every show, but certainly some of them.
5) Do you keep an archive of the conversations you have with people before they come on air? Can you publish some remarkable ones?
We don’t and I don’t think we would want to. If people have a contribution to make we invite them to comment on the blog or the programme. If they don’t want to, we’ll leave it at that.
6) The show lasts one hour. How much time do you spend contacting those who like to be on the show?
We get in 7 hours before going on air, and start contacting people after we’ve picked our subject/s. So we have around 6 hours on a normal day.
We have two editions during British Summertime. Sometimes we invite a guest onto both editions, sometimes we don’t. There’s no rule. No-one hears both editions though so we do occasionally hear someone making a similar comment in each hour.
8) The daily show preparation and presentation starts from the morning. Does the show presenter keep presence in the studio since the debate starts?
I go into the studio around 30 minutes before we go on air. Other than that I am with the rest of the team in the office.
9) Do BBC correspondents outside
We get help from BBC staff all around the world.
10) How many local radio stations outside
We broadcast on Kiss FM in
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There’s not really an average day but most fall between 100 and 1000 comments.
No. We don’t have that facility on our blog.
13) And finally when will the old/ original blog be repaired or is the current one going to be it definite replacement?
We’ve got a meeting tomorrow about just that. We will move back to the BBC and leave Wordpress behind but only when we are sure that the BBC one will work.
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