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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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West Africa: O Come thou Dayspring

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

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A Call to End Elder Abuse and Neglect in 2015

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

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“Ebola” no longer trending

ebola trend

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

Ami Waters Liberia Boat

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


How to #GivingTuesday

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Giving Tuesday is in its third year, with momentum to soon rival Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There are many items on the global health agenda Read More


Every Disappointment A Blessing

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Though cases have decreased throughout the country, a few hot spots remain and a couple of new ones have emerged, including a place called Kayah Read More


Want to end AIDS by 2030? Engage the private sector

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In July 2014, UNAIDS released a report suggesting that the end of AIDS is in sight. The report boldly proposed that AIDS could be eliminated Read More


Obesity and NCDs: Necessary but not Sufficient?

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A study from the McKinsey Global Health Institute (MGI) got considerable press this week from the Economist, Wall Street Journal, and others. Using both WHO’s Read More


Ebola and the Elderly: Focusing on a Vulnerable Population

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Certain diseases like pertussis and dementia are associated with distinct populations. Pertussis is generally linked to children and dementia is generally linked to older adults. Read More


Treatment: The Missing Piece in Ebola Prevention

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An Ebola diagnosis need not be a death sentence. Here’s my assertion as an infectious disease specialist: if patients are promptly diagnosed and receive aggressive Read More


End Quarantine of CA Healthcare Workers Fighting Ebola

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The Following is a letter I wrote to the Director of the CA Dept of Public Health, urging him to end the 21-day quarantine of CA Read More


The looming co-epidemic of TB-Diabetes

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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


Voluntary Engagement in Global Health

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THET’s Volunteer Engagement Manager, Graeme Chisholm, gives his reaction to the publication of the new framework for voluntary engagement in global health earlier this year Read More


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