Author Archives: Abraar Karan

What Medicine Can Teach Us About Religious Tolerance

Medicine is one of the few fields in which tolerance is not only valued, but required for the success of taking care of sick patients. Read More

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Cultural Sex Work in India and the Right to Health

In India, there are a number of tribal communities that have systematized the sexual exploitation of their mothers and daughters, often masking their work as Read More

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What are We Going to do about Corruption in Global Health? Let’s Tell a Story.

In a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll from December 2015, the largest barrier to global health efforts as seen by the American public was corruption Read More

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How Do We Build Global Health Systems Ethically?

The construction of global health systems is fraught with challenges. The expertise required to inform systems development involves multiple disciplines, many which inherently have conflicting Read More

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How Well Are States Respecting the Health of Undocumented People?

  A new report released by the University of California Global Health Institute and the UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America Read More

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Ebola, Access to Medicines, and the Health Impact Fund

In this piece in the Journal of Global Health, Yale philosopher Dr. Thomas Pogge, the co-founder of the Health Impact Fund (HIF), and I look into the systemic Read More

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An Instagram for Global Health: Calling for the Best Shots Out There

Having recently joined Instagram a few weeks ago, the first users and hashtags I looked for were those related to global health. I was surprised Read More

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The Global Health Write: Expanding Publication Opportunities for Low-Income Countries

I recently returned from the Unite for Sight Global Health and Innovation Conference where I was selected to present my recent research in Mozambique and Read More

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Can We Prevent HIV with a Pill a Day? Revisiting PrEP

UCLA’s HIV expert, Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, and I asked ourselves this question a few months ago and since then began sorting through the numerous studies Read More

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Life Through a Villager’s Eye- Experiences from South India

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Student Global Health Research: The Opportunity to Link Academia and Activism

The last decade has seen an unprecedented growth in the number of students from the United States involved in global health and development projects. Students Read More

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Care for Undocumented Immigrants– Are We Really Waiting for People to Die?

  Care for undocumented immigrants is an important topic that is especially relevant for those practicing medicine in Southern California. When the Affordable Care Act Read More

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Governance Issues in Global Health- Setting the Agenda Straight

Even for those relatively well-versed in the “global health” dialogue, it can be excessively confusing to figure out the who, what, where, when, and whys Read More

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Can Big Pharma Save the Poor?

Do big pharmaceutical companies have a role to play in global health? Yes. Is it a role they want to play? Maybe. When the idea Read More

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