Tatum Anderson

Journalist, writer and editor

I have written science, technology, international development, business and travel articles for almost 20 years. More recently my focus has moved to global health.

I've written for newspapers, science, business and medical publications from The Lancet to the WHO Bulletin, The Economist, British Medical Journal, BBC News, Guardian, Intellectual Property Watch and Nature.

I am available for freelance commissions and will write features, white papers, supplements, reports and copy for internal magazines and websites.

United Kingdom

Portfolio

BBC News

'We should own our own livelihood and our own dream'

Tanusree Chaudhuri, 38, was pregnant with her first child when her supervisor told her she would have to give up her dreams. She was doing a doctorate in computational biology...

Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Communicating science-based messages on vaccines

the Guardian

Bad medicine: the toxic fakes at the heart of an international criminal racket

Sometimes the vials are filled with dirty water. Occasionally they contain saline and a tiny amount of antibiotic, so as not to infect the site of the vaccination and draw...

International Hospitals & Healthcare Review

Chinese Market

Countries are beginning to notice an increase in Chinese citizens looking for healthcare services abroad, as Tatum Anderson reports Around 483,000 people travelled from China...

Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Carol Brayne: a life-course approach to prevent dementia

Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Taking up Africa's cancer challenge

International Hospitals & Healthcare Review

Down to the wire?

11 September 2017 Tatum Anderson explores efforts in the development of secure digital networks to send money between patients and hospitals. Whether it's paying a utility bill...

International Hospitals & Healthcare Review

Bad debt

13 February 2017 Tatum Anderson looks at the financial risk of treating foreign patients - will they pay or run away? The UK's Daily Mail screams that scrounging foreigners owe...

International Hospitals & Healthcare Review

Bad debt

13 February 2017 Tatum Anderson looks at the financial risk of treating foreign patients - will they pay or run away? The UK's Daily Mail screams that scrounging foreigners owe...

Intellectual Property Watch

Hepatitis C Buyers' Clubs Grow Worldwide As A Way To Obtain Affordable Treatment - Intellectual...

Hidden amongst the thousands of Facebook pages given over to holiday snaps and gossip are groups of patients who have hepatitis C, a disease that affects more than 70 million...

Intellectual Property Watch

Special Report: A Look Behind Hepatitis C Patent Challenges Worldwide - Intellectual Property Watch

A case at the High Court in India set for 15 December could decide whether a patent on some of the most important drugs to fight hepatitis C should be removed. It is one of many...

Intellectual Property Watch

Analysis: As Biosimilar Of Key Cancer Drug Spreads, Where Is The Price Reduction? - Intellectual...

The first biosimilar of the blockbuster breast cancer drug trastuzumab is being prepared for launch in United States, following a decision by the Food and Drug Administration...

Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Restricting the use of sunbeds to prevent skin cancer

Nature

Trip into the unknown

News: Business A plant in Uganda hopes to sell cut-price drugs by taking advantage of exemptions from rules that protect patents. But its operators face major obstacles, as...

The BMJ

The politics of pain

Pain relief is often taken for granted in the Western world, but in about 150 countries the use of morphine is severely restricted. Tatum Anderson investigates how this has come...

BBC News

Africa hails new meningitis vaccine - BBC News

For the people in Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso, a new meningitis vaccine offers hope of an escape from one of the world's deadliest, most disabling and infectious diseases. So...

International Hospitals & Medical Travel

Journeying for the wonder drug

HepC medical tourism. What you do get when you cross a millionaire Argentinian football star, Egyptian pyramids, a government department and a pharmaceutical company? The launch...

Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Providing family planning services to women in Africa

article published in September 2017

International Hospitals and Medical Travel

Israel's proposed medical tourism legislation

Tatum Anderson investigates how a new bill from the Ministries of Health and Tourism seeks to improve treatment for Israeli patients It's not just the world-famous therapeutic...

Intellectual Property Watch

Access To Generic Reproductive Health Supplies Decades Behind Medicines? - Intellectual Property...

Despite a massive worldwide push to improve access to contraceptives, generic manufacturers say they're not yet getting a good share of the pie. The use of family-planning...