Author Archives: Michael Lipnick

“Ketamine: a growing global health-care need”

  Ketamine is a valued anesthetic tool in all clinical practice settings. In LMICs, however, ketamine is indispensable for addressing the growing burden of surgical Read More

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Next Steps for Moving Beyond Descriptive Data in #globalsurgery

A timely editorial from Dr. Charles Mock @UW. Surgical Capacity Surveys: A Call for Papers on the Next Steps for Moving Beyond Descriptive Data – Read More

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“Ebola” no longer trending

It is too bad internet trends in the search for “ebola” don’t entirely correlate with trends on the ground. Since the October 2014 surge in Read More

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The looming co-epidemic of TB-Diabetes

Diabetes, an immunocompromised state, significantly increases the risk that person will develop tuberculosis (TB) infection. A new report released by The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Read More

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Food distribution: a key part of aid for Ebola outbreak

Providing food distribution in West Africa is not only a key component of aid efforts in the face of an impending food crisis, but also a Read More

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“Controlling Ebola: Next Steps” by @RanuDhillon @JeffDSachs

In a new commentary in The Lancet, GHhub contributor Ranu Dhillon along with Jeff Sachs discuss the paradox of the current Ebola epidemic – “it is Read More

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Tweet Recap from Lancet #GlobalSurgery Commission June 2014

This past weekend in Freetown (Sierra Leone), the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery (LCoGS) completed it’s second meeting. From afar, several themes seem to be emerging Read More

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Transfusion services in LMICs

In a recent post on the Lancet Global Health Blog, Imelda Bates highlights the significant morbidity and mortality resulting from inadequate transfusion services in Africa Read More

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Monitoring the ability to deliver care in LMICs: review of health facility assessment tools

In a new article, hub contributor Jason Nickerson, and colleagues, review the valuable role of health facilities assessment tools in LMICs and highlight the lack Read More

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New target for malaria vaccine published @ScienceMagazine

By asking what allows some children in East Africa to develop varying levels of natural immunity to severe malaria, researchers have designed a new target for malaria vaccine Read More

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New @PLoSMedicine Collection: Male circumcision for HIV prevention

A new collection examines lessons learned from the scale-up of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention since 2008. via PLOS Collections : Article collections Read More

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Cost-effectiveness of surgery and its policy implications

A new paper in The Lancet Global Health finds certain surgeries to be as cost-effective as vaccinations and many to be more cost-effective than treatment Read More

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Snake bite, another neglected tropical disease

As monsoon season approaches, millions of snake bites are expected to cause significant death and disability mostly in LMICs (up to 90,000 deaths worldwide and Read More

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New #globalsurgery articles in WJS: Mozambique surgical admits, why clubfoot projects succeed & more

Surgical admissions in Mozambique, Surgical education program evaluation in East/Central Africa, What makes a successful clubfoot program, Ortho burden and workforce in Ghana are among Read More

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