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Reflections on the INCAP Oriente Longitudinal Study of early life nutrition: An interview with Aryeh Stein

Aryeh Stein, MPH, PhD, is a nutritional epidemiologist and Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health of the Rollins School of Public Health at Read More

Second Chances, by Susan Reynolds Whyte, was published by Duke University Press in 2014.

Patients “Achieving” Healthcare in LMICs: Reflections on “Second Chances: Surviving AIDS in Uganda”

I recently read the book Second Chances: Surviving AIDS in Uganda, edited by Susan Reynolds Whyte, a medical anthropologist who has been conducting research and Read More

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Ebola Impact in an Uninfected Country

As Guinea and Sierra Leone struggle to eliminate Ebola within their borders, Liberia finally reached the milestone of 42 days without any new cases. The world continues to scrutinize the warning signs from a year ago hinting at the exploding outbreak; it is highlighting all of the flaws in preparedness from leading health organizations. What isn’t being analyzed is repercussions from Ebola so far flung, they haven’t been discussed. Have you heard about what effects Ebola had in Rwanda?

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Reflections on the INCAP Oriente Longitudinal Study of early life nutrition: An interview with Aryeh Stein

Photo from Katia Moore

Aryeh Stein, MPH, PhD, is a nutritional epidemiologist and Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health of the Rollins School of Public Health at Read More


Patients “Achieving” Healthcare in LMICs: Reflections on “Second Chances: Surviving AIDS in Uganda”

Second Chances, by Susan Reynolds Whyte, was published by Duke University Press in 2014.

I recently read the book Second Chances: Surviving AIDS in Uganda, edited by Susan Reynolds Whyte, a medical anthropologist who has been conducting research and Read More


Ebola Impact in an Uninfected Country

rwanda flag wiki

As Guinea and Sierra Leone struggle to eliminate Ebola within their borders, Liberia finally reached the milestone of 42 days without any new cases. The world continues to scrutinize the warning signs from a year ago hinting at the exploding outbreak; it is highlighting all of the flaws in preparedness from leading health organizations. What isn’t being analyzed is repercussions from Ebola so far flung, they haven’t been discussed. Have you heard about what effects Ebola had in Rwanda?


Book Review: Malaria, Poems

“Malaria pivots / on the silver / point of poverty” Cameron Conaway writes in his new poetry collection Malaria, Poems. Rarely do the worlds of Read More


Neo-Colonial Epidemiology in Guatemala: An Interview with Alejandro Cerón

Alejandro Cerón serving at a community health house. San Miguelito, Guineales, Sololá

I recently had a chance to talk with Alejandro Cerón, an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Denver. Cerón trained as a physician Read More


PrEP(ucio): An endearing moment from an HIV conference in Lima, Peru.

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Dr. Kenneth Mayer stood at the podium, full of Harvard eloquence and exciting data on the tip of his tongue. One could sense anticipation among Read More


Africa Must Prepare for Aging Population Now

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As countries like Japan and Italy prepare for the challenges of the current aging population, African countries are focusing on the need for youth empowerment. Read More


HIV Exceptionalism in Sierra Leone: An Interview with Adia Benton

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  I recently read the book HIV Exceptionalism: Development through Disease in Sierra Leone, by Adia Benton, a medical anthropologist and Assistant Professor at Brown Read More


Reflections on Academia and the Ethics of Global Health Education

As a fourth-year medical student I recently had the opportunity to spend two months in Guatemala. Partly research, partly clinical work, my time in Guatemala Read More


Ketamine is an essential medicine: an update from the frontline

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On Friday, the United Nations’ Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will vote on a Chinese proposal to place ketamine, an anesthetic of extreme importance for Read More


Nutritional Supplements’ Effects on Health Systems: The Case of Nutributter in Nicaragua

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  Plumpy’nut, Medika Mamba, Nutributter—many of us have heard of these peanut-butter based nutritional supplements, which have, in many ways, revolutionized childhood nutrition interventions in Read More


Ebola, Access to Medicines, and the Health Impact Fund

In this piece in the Journal of Global Health, Yale philosopher Dr. Thomas Pogge, the co-founder of the Health Impact Fund (HIF), and I look into the systemic Read More


From Ferguson to Freetown, Black Lives Don’t Matter

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By Drs. Sriram Shamasunder & Phuoc LeDecember 2014“We must name them and know their stories. They must not remain anonymous.” The bodies of Michael Brown Read More


Thoughts on a plane: Inequality exists even up in the air

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Oxfam’s frequently cited fact that 85 billionaires have the same wealth as the bottom half of the world’s population has garnered a lot of attention. Read More


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