Author Archives: Mark Shrime

Reviving the Global Health Council?

We want to share some exciting and encouraging news regarding the future of the Global Health Council. As you may be aware, a group of members (collectively called IMG, Interested Members of the Global Health Council) organized an open consultative process to explore options for a renewed GHC. You will find the conclusions of this […]

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Report from the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery

Cross-posted from here Two weeks ago, the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery had its inaugural meeting in Boston. Although it was a downright excellent meeting, Read More

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Global surgery: It’s not just scalpels and suction

<Crossposted from here> Those of us who talk about global surgery a lot (which I promise I do, even though I haven’t posted in a Read More

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Cap and trade in global health—Brilliant? Destructive? Or just irrelevant?

<Reposted from here> I’m not sure what to make of this, really.Today, PLOS Medicine published an article by Carrasco, Coker, and Cook, arguing that the Read More

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What is a hospital?

New York Times <Reposted from here> What is a hospital?  Seriously obvious question, right? Except, when a close friend and mentor asked me that question Read More

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What isn’t necessary in global surgery

A couple of weeks ago, I heard a speaker discussing her global surgery work in a certain East African country.  Like way too many global health Read More

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How global surgery research should be done

Cross-posted from here. This month, Adam Kushner and his group at Surgeons Overseas have published a spectacular pair of articles, in which they accomplish what so little other surgical disease Read More

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How not to do global surgery

<Cross-posted from here> It is with more than a little bit of trepidation that I write this piece.  I am an otolaryngologist by training, and Read More

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What Drives You in Global Health?

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What brought you to the Global Health Hub? More to the point, are you someone who has a passing interest in global health or someone Read More

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Relief and Development in Global Surgery

Last week, Agneta took out a man’s jaw. But, before I tell you about that, some background. There is a tension in global health between Read More

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Corn cobs in Plato’s cave: developing surgical infrastructure

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In 2002, William Kamkwamba harnessed the Malawian wind. With a bicycle wheel, PVC, some spare motor parts, and hopes of releasing his family “from the Read More

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One click can save his life: Representing surgery

Let’s be clear: Cleft lips (probably)* don’t kill people. I say “probably” because the truth is, there’s no research on this. Yes, children born with Read More

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Non-communicable disease and the Rule of Rescue

A trinity exists—HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis—at whose altar public health has classically worshiped. In 2008, the last year for which data are available, the global Read More

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Smiles or Residents: Improving Global Surgery Capacity

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It’s a tough question: Given the limited resources, thorny politics, and weak infrastructure in low- and middle-income countries, how do you develop surgical capacity? In Read More

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