I am usually too wrapped up in my full time caring role as a mum to two special needs children to actively follow politics, but one night last week I just happened to turn on my TV and find out my country suddenly had a new prime minister! I don't recall ever seeing her name on any election paper or have I missed something?
Without this label, I would have been lost. It was crucial that we created an external environment that had strict restrictions to food access. This meant that everything from school birthday party treats to teacher snack stashes had to be addressed. My school's staff was wonderful and did not even blink when overnight we became a community that celebrated without food.
With exquisite sensitivity, a new documentary called CARE deftly weaves the stories of two elderly women and two chronically disabled men with those of the four women paid to care for them. In spite of the geographic, racial, income, and ethnic diversity of the subjects, their struggles spring from a single source: the lack of value given to care.
While our attention is rightly focused on vaccine development, mosquito control, and other measures to prevent the spread of Zika, it is also important that we in the public health community identify optimal approaches to treat and care for the generation of children exposed to the virus in the womb.