Author Archives: Peter_Rohloff

Medical Missions – A Critical Perspective

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Nicole S. Berry is a medical anthropologist based at Simon Fraser University. She is an expert in the anthropology of reproductive health and indigenous health Read More

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Child Nutrition – After the First 1000 Days

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I’m certain that all readers on the site have heard of the Thousand Days concept. This is the notion that children are especially vulnerable to Read More

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Guest post by David Flood: Height and herencia in rural Guatemala

David Flood is a 4th-year student at Harvard Medical School.

Over the past year, I have been working with the NGO Wuqu’ Kawoq on programs to prevent and treat chronic malnutrition in several indigenous communities Read More

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“Fetishism” and Humanitarian Aid – an Interview

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I recently ran across a fascinating article in the Third World Quarterly, The fetishism of humanitarian objects and the management of malnutrition in emergencies. The Read More

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Food affordability, Optifood, and the complexity of developing nutritional solutions for children

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A few weeks ago an interesting and important technical report from the FANTA project was released on dietary research conducted in Guatemala. The report has Read More

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So you wanna’ start a cancer program…

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Thoughtful approaches to the management of chronic illness are, increasingly, the new frontier in global health. As treatment approaches to acute and infectious illnesses continue Read More

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The limitations of “behavior change” – cases studies from child malnutrition

Figure 2: Prevalence of chronic malnutrition by year of birth in one rural Guatemalan community

What is “behavior change?” This popular technical term is used increasingly in the global health and development sectors to describe any sort of strategy or Read More

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A Role for NGOs in Cancer Care in Latin America: Patient Accompaniment

José translates instructions about how to take anti-nausea medications after chemotherapy into Dominga’s native language, Kaqchikel.

This is a guest post by Anita Chary. Anita is an MD/PhD student in anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis. She is also the Read More

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The History and Future of Community Health Workers – An Interview

Jonathan Maupin is an associate professor of anthropology at Arizona State University. For the last decade, he has dedicated his research program to studying the Read More

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Language, Culture and Millennium Development Goals – An Interview

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Recently I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Dave Pearson, who is a long-time staff member at SIL International, a large nongovernmental Read More

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Designing low-cost prosthetics

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I’ve had the opportunity this month to participate in a really delightful inter-institutional collaboration in Guatemala between our primary care organization, Wuqu’ Kawoq | Maya Read More

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Primary Care – and Complex Illness

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As more and more lower and middle income countries move through the transition away from a higher burden of acute and infectious diseases towards a Read More

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Rural Health Care and the “Problem” of Language

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Global health is big business these days. Many of the readers and contributors to this site and others like it have at least partially staked Read More

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Diabetes – a Rural Snapshot

Last month I wrote a bit about the emerging global burden of diabetes and gave some specific reflections on the case of Guatemala, where we Read More

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