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Headshot 1.jpg About Alanna

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Professional: Working in global health [connect on LinkedIn]

Personal: mothering, food blogging, living abroad, taking the occasional picture

Other ways to contact me: Use the form at the top of this page or reach out on twitter - I'm @alanna_shaikh.

News: I'm going to TED in March

Blood and Milk (blog on international development)

  • Things I’ve Been Reading: Miami, Britain, Ebola
    [5 Sep 14, 3:17am] 1. Miami, and delusion. Miami is sinking under water, and everyone pretends it’s not happening. My parents lived in Miami a few years back, and I noticed that myself. everyone went around living … more Blood & Milk...The post Things I’ve…
  • World Humanitarian Day
    [19 Aug 14, 12:27pm] We are at a time of change and fear for the human race and all life on our planet. Climate change, globalization and its reversal, losses of biodiversity and the … more Blood & Milk...The post World Humanitarian Day appeared first on Blood and…
  • SWEDOW: Why are we so obsessed with giving away our old stuff?
    [5 Aug 14, 1:10pm] I’ve always wondered about our obsession with sending old clothes overseas. No matter how many times the idea is debunked by experts and people who rant a lot, the idea … more Blood & Milk...The post SWEDOW: Why are we so obsessed with giving…

What's Killing Us (TEDbook)

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Media and Speaking Engagements

  • I can talk to you about Alzheimer's disease and my TED talk, but I am not able to provide comments on international development right now. If you'd like me to speak at your conference or event, please be aware I live in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and travel costs to the US are high.
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