Author Archives: Anita Chary

Obstetric Care Navigation: A New Model for LMICs

Photo by Rob Tinworth.

“Son muy enojados.” They’re very angry. It’s a phrase I’ve heard time and time again interviewing indigenous Guatemalan women about their experiences of maternal health care Read More

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Food Producing Communities as Food Deserts

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

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 Read More

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Black lives matter: thoughts from the delivery ward in St. Louis

I live in St. Louis, Missouri, which since 2014 has most notably been in the news for the tragic shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. Read More

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Patients “Achieving” Healthcare in LMICs: Reflections on “Second Chances: Surviving AIDS in Uganda”

I recently read the book Second Chances: Surviving AIDS in Uganda, edited by Susan Reynolds Whyte, a medical anthropologist who has been conducting research and Read More

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HIV Exceptionalism in Sierra Leone: An Interview with Adia Benton

  I recently read the book HIV Exceptionalism: Development through Disease in Sierra Leone, by Adia Benton, a medical anthropologist and Assistant Professor at Brown Read More

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Nutritional Supplements’ Effects on Health Systems: The Case of Nutributter in Nicaragua

  Plumpy’nut, Medika Mamba, Nutributter—many of us have heard of these peanut-butter based nutritional supplements, which have, in many ways, revolutionized childhood nutrition interventions in Read More

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#NEJM on the #Ebola Outbreak

The New England Journal of Medicine has issued several perspective pieces and brief reports about the Ebola Outbreak.  Resources include an interactive map detailing Ebola cases Read More

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The Disruption of the “See-And-Treat” Paradigm: Cervical Cancer Prevention in LMICs

In recent years in global health, visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA), or “the vinegar test,” has widely been heralded as a simple and cost-effective cervical Read More

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Slipping through the Cracks: Indigenous Languages and Medical Missions in Guatemala

Over the last several years, through work with community-based health programs and research as a medical anthropologist, I have visited dozens of medical and surgical Read More

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Improving Midwife Training Programs: Indigenous Lay Midwives’ Recommendations from Guatemala

Reducing maternal mortality rates worldwide has been a major global health priority since the World Health Organization’s Safe Motherhood Initiative in 1987.  In many low- Read More

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How GM Cotton is Stalling, Not Solving Pesticide Exposure – By Andrew Flachs

“If They Spray Four Times, You Have to Spray Five”: How Genetically Modified Cotton is Stalling, Not Solving Pesticide Exposure A Guest Post By Andrew Read More

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Fatalism, Cynicism, and Preventive Health: Thoughts from Guatemala

“The concept of prevention doesn’t exist in Guatemala,” a nurse named Delmi told me during a cervical cancer screening campaign in a rural village.  We Read More

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Ethical concerns with cervical cancer screening trials in India

Recently, the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics published an article by Dr. Eric Suba regarding ethical and scientific controversies about large-scale longitudinal randomized trials of various Read More

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Scrambling for Africa – an Interview with Johanna Tayloe Crane

Johanna Tayloe Crane has a PhD in medical anthropology and is an assistant professor at the University of Washington-Bothell.  Her research has examined urban health Read More

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