Author Archives: Kenny Pettersen

Breaking: 7.9 earthquake hits Nepal; thousands feared dead

A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck just 50 miles outside of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal (population 1 million), on Saturday, April 25th. The earthquake struck Read More

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NEJM International Health Systems: Interactive Graphic

As part of its international series, The New England Journal of Medicine has released an exciting, interactive graphic on various health parameters, comparing several health Read More

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Ebola Vaccine Candidates: Phase 1 Trial Results (NEJM)

This week, preliminary results from two phase 1 trials were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Overall, the trials demonstrated safety and the Read More

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Chikungunya Virus & the Global Spread of Mosquito-Borne Disease (NEJM Review & Graphic)

This week, The New England Journal of Medicine features an excellent review article and interactive graphic on the recent emergence and spread of Chikungunya Virus. Read More

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New IHME Data Visualizations Released w/ 2013 GBD Study

This week, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington released a series of incredible new data visualizations. These tools Read More

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2014: Year of the Social Determinants of Health?

As I reflect on the major events of 2014, I’m surprised by the underlying themes of social inequality and a global desire to do things better. Read More

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Ebola Vaccine Phase 1: Success

NIH-sponsored cAd3-EBO Ebola vaccine shows reactogenicity, immune response, and safety in humans. Clinical trials are ongoing. Read the original report in the New England Journal Read More

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How to #GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday is in its third year, with momentum to soon rival Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There are many items on the global health agenda Read More

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CDC report reveals less than half with HIV in U.S. on meds

CDC: “Viral suppression is key for people living with HIV. Viral suppression means having very low levels of HIV in the body, even though the Read More

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“How to end a neocolonialist approach to global health training”

Partners In Health’s Dr. Michelle Morse, deputy chief medical officer for Haiti, discusses via devex the need for academic medical centers to more strongly consider Read More

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Craig Spencer, NYC doctor with Ebola, to be released

The NY Times reports that Dr. Craig Spencer, who was infected with Ebola in Guinea after working with MSF, will be released from Bellevue hospital Read More

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Health Service Delivery Reports in Uganda, Kenya, & Zambia

IHME and multiple partners release reports on the status of health service delivery in Uganda, Kenya, and Zambia, including the capacity of health facilities, ART programs, Read More

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Mass. Town Considers 1st Tobacco Ban in US

50 years after the US Surgeon General’s first report on the negative health effects of tobacco, the Associated Press reports that the small town of Read More

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Treatment: The Missing Piece in Ebola Prevention

An Ebola diagnosis need not be a death sentence. Here’s my assertion as an infectious disease specialist: if patients are promptly diagnosed and receive aggressive Read More

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