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HIV Exceptionalism in Sierra Leone: An Interview with Adia Benton

  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

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Ketamine is an essential medicine: an update from the frontline

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

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HIV Exceptionalism in Sierra Leone: An Interview with Adia Benton

HIVexceptionalismbookcover

  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

Ketamine__aka_Vitamin_K_by_iDominate

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

Photo credit Nicole Henretty.

  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

Rich poor divide courtesy of Project Syndicate

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


Is ketamine about to become inaccessible in low-income countries?

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A storm is brewing with the potential to create a global “public health crisis”, denying access to safe surgery and anesthesia for roughly a billion Read More


Key Data Points for Guiding the Ebola Response

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While the general strategies for Ebola control – community engagement, contact tracing, patient transport, lab diagnosis, and isolation with treatment – are clear, ensuring effective Read More


“Ebola” no longer trending

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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


West Africa: O Come thou Dayspring

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While my bags seem lighter than when I arrived, I know that I take a different kind of baggage home with me. It is 3 Read More


A Call to End Elder Abuse and Neglect in 2015

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Elder abuse continues to be a worldwide problem. This year, former minister of social welfare, Paurina Mpariwa, accused the Zimbabwean government of neglecting the elderly. Read More


2014: Year of the Social Determinants of Health?

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As I reflect on the major events of 2014, I’m surprised by the underlying themes of social inequality and a global desire to do things better. Read More


From Paper to Practice: The Need for an Integrated Approach to Ebola Treatment

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Ami Waters | Global Health Core | The nurse greets the patient outside a newly constructed tent at the front of the clinic. She has Read More


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