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What we can learn from Africa

4 May 2016 • 1 min reading time

We are driving on a bumpy dirt road in Kenya. I’m in the back of a Jeep, bouncing along with Jacky, who’s from the local university. We’ve just visited some villages to speak with small-scale farmers about growing crickets for food. About investing time and money, about how tasty and nutritious crickets are, and about earning money.

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Lifestyle medicine is crucial to transformation in health care

21 Nov '18 - 4 min
'Lifestyle as medicine', where lifestyle modification is offered as medical therapy, can bring about many health benefits. But who will pay for it? Is it the responsibility... Read more
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Type 2 diabetes: not 1 type of disease, not 1 type of treatment

15 Oct '18 - 3 min
Today, a fairly simple examination is all that is needed for doctors to reach a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. They measure ‘fasting glucose levels’ to find out whether... Read more
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Good news: Minister Kaag chooses innovation!

19 Jun '18 - 3 min
At the end of May, Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, launched her new policy memorandum. I was allowed to attend and give my reaction... Read more
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Dear Minister Bruins, there really is such a thing as lifestyle medicine

2 May '18 - 4 min
You recently responded to a motion by Ms Corinne Ellemeet by saying: “There is no such thing as lifestyle medicine”. Well, we can tell you that you’ve been misinformed,... Read more
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How to share sensitive information safely?

26 Apr '18 - 3 min
The information scandal at Facebook, new European privacy legislation with an impact on large corporations and your local football club, lists of passwords being... Read more

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