Author Archives: Sarah Arnquist

Must Reads: Back to School ObamaCare Edition

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 The Global Health Hub is starting a new series called “must reads” that will range from books, to academic journal articles, and also the popular Read More

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Global Health In my Backyard: Addressing Racial Health Disparities in Oakland, CA

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In this video, Alex Briscoe, Alameda County Health Services Director, discusses the link between health and wealth in San Francisco’s Bay Area. Providing economic opportunities Read More

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Public Health meet Health Care Delivery, online

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Venues for professional public health exchange have traditionally included academic conferences and published literature. Until recently, few alternatives existed to gather researchers and implementers for Read More

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Korail Slum Eviction in Dhaka: Notes from the Field

Korail slum sits alongside Gulshan Lake. Its 30,000 residents are threatened by eviction (April 5).

On April 4, one of the largest forceful slum evictions in Bangladesh’s history took place in Dhaka’s Korail bustee. Households and shops within twenty meters of the road were bulldozed, with approximately 2,000 structures affected. Homes lay in complete ruin, while those who could salvage some of their belongings camped on the local field or the road itself.

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Pneumonia Kills More Children than AIDS, Malaria and TB Combined

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Living with Bipolar Disorder in Uganda

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Awareness of bipolar disorder, the condition he lives with, is low and treatment is hard to get in Uganda because the country of 30 million people has only 25 psychiatrists.

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U.S. National HIV Prevention Conference: Reducing the Community’s Viral Load

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The U.S. National HIV Prevention Conference is currently going on in Atlanta. This conference theme is “The Urgency of Now: Reduce incidence. Improve access. Promote Read More

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Transforming Soccer Enthusiasm into Support for Polio Eradication

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  Stealth editing can even make polio eradication look like fun and exciting. The Gates Foundation released this new video to announce its collaboration with Read More

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We Got Hacked! The Global Health Hub is Fired Back Up

The Global Health Hub was hacked. We didn’t transform overnight into a Viagra-selling operation, but if you Google us that’s what you might think. Hopefully, Read More

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The True Size of Africa

Reposted from Flowing Data via Creative Commons license.

This infographic isn’t new, but I saw it today for the first time and was blown away by its impact. This provides a more powerful Read More

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Addressing the Divide Between HIV Services and the Rest of Global Health

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How can the global achievements at scaling up HIV services be sustained for the long term and also be harmonious with efforts to address other Read More

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GHDonline Expert Panel: Addressing the Challenges of Delivering Malaria RDTs

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By Ailis Tweed-Kent In the last decade, millions of malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) have been implemented worldwide. These simple and easy-to-use tests diagnose malaria Read More

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Who is Going to Pay for Chronic Disease Care in Poor Countries?

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Non-communicable diseases are the global health cause of the moment. Apparently, they’re on the rise, but what I suspect is they’ve always been there and Read More

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Can Charity Save a Failed State?

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When Najima fell ill with tuberculosis, her husband sold 25 buffalo – his entire wealth – to pay for her health care. The treatment failed Read More

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