Our favorite Hub Originals from 2016

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In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of our favorite Hub Originals from 2016.

The Global Health Hub publishes original pieces from writers engaged in global health, broadly defined. We’re interested in pieces that help connect implementers to the information they need to do good work, highlight interdisciplinary and diverse perspectives on global health, or make you say, “Huh. I had never thought of that.” We’re looking for new voices in 2017, so if you have ideas or experiences in global health that you’re itching to write about, we’d love to hear from you. Email admin @ globalhealthhub.org to get the ball rolling. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @GHHub or on Facebook.

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1. The State and global health delivery by Sandeep Nanwani @sandeepnanwani

Social theories and engaged ethnographic research can fill the gaps in our understanding of the underpinnings of the state and provide global health practitioners with a more nuanced set of tool boxes and strategies to strengthen health systems in their delivery of equitable health outcomes

Rural Guatemala. Photo by Rob Tinworth, used with permission.

Rural Guatemala. Photo by Rob Tinworth, used with permission.

2. Food Producing Communities as Food Deserts by Anita Chary @anitachary

The view from Xejuyu’ is breathtaking: green fields of fresh berries, feathery carrot tops, and blossoming broccoli line the mountainsides. The majority of the residents of this rural indigenous Guatemalan village are farmers, who grow a diverse set of vegetables in addition to local staples of corn and beans. Yet nearly 60% of children in the village are chronically malnourished, and almost all households experience food insecurity.

Basic Life Support course in the Nurses Training School

3. Against all odds: medical research and education in Venezuela / Investigación y docencia en Venezuela: en contra de todas las dificultades by Luis Azpurua @lazpuruae

Despite these circumstances, we are trying our best in Venezuela. Many organizations and businesses have made changes so that the crisis does not overwhelm us. We are trying to maintain a positive outlook so that we can generate creative solutions and innovate even as the crisis worsens.

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4. Behavior Change: Global Nutrition and Food Security Policy and the Life of the Practitioner by Liz Willetts

On our end, we practitioners face behavior change challenges every day and we know we need the policy help. Medicine is not enough. I remember this every time I advise a patient to reach for a healthier option, which I clearly see, isn’t actually within reach.

Scabies illustration from a 1904 medical textbook. (Image rotated and cropped; source.)

5. Global scabies control: An interview with Andrew Steer and Lucia Romani by David Flood @davidcflood

But it is fascinating to think that a relatively simple intervention might lead to a long-term reduction in scabies. So that’s really important research question: What is the durability of mass drug administration of scabies on long-term outcomes?

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