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Snake bite, another neglected tropical disease

As monsoon season approaches, millions of snake bites are expected to cause significant death and disability mostly in LMICs (up to 90,000 deaths worldwide and…

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Fistula care in Niger – blog post on anthro dissertation

Sai Hankuri » dissertating, diversions, and data. Fascinating early data from Ali Heller (doctoral candidate in anthropology @ Washington University in St Louis) on the…

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What have economists done for global health? Round #1 in a battle of tweets, wits and fists!

What have economists done for global health? It has been fascinating watching how the rumble in the twitter jungle between Richard Horton, (editor of the…

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Snake bite, another neglected tropical disease

Tigersnake by Eijingoh

As monsoon season approaches, millions of snake bites are expected to cause significant death and disability mostly in LMICs (up to 90,000 deaths worldwide and…


Fistula care in Niger – blog post on anthro dissertation

World map

Sai Hankuri » dissertating, diversions, and data. Fascinating early data from Ali Heller (doctoral candidate in anthropology @ Washington University in St Louis) on the…


What have economists done for global health? Round #1 in a battle of tweets, wits and fists!

Courtesy: politix.topix.com

What have economists done for global health? It has been fascinating watching how the rumble in the twitter jungle between Richard Horton, (editor of the…


Tackling the Health and Economic Risks of Child Marriage

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Early this year, the conversation about child marriage shifted from human rights to that of health and education. Child marriage is still a hot button…


Can Coaching Health Workers Improve the Performance of Health Systems?

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In Andhra Pradesh, India, we are working with the government and SVS Medical College to pilot a model for on-site coaching: http://cgsd.columbia.edu/2014/03/17/can-coaching-health-workers-improve-the-performance-of-health-systems/


Scrambling for Africa – an Interview with Johanna Tayloe Crane

Scrambling for Africa

Johanna Tayloe Crane has a PhD in medical anthropology and is an assistant professor at the University of Washington-Bothell.  Her research has examined urban health…


Fighting for #universalhealthcoverage #uhc

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Many of us have been fighting for #universalhealthcoverage #uhc in places all over the world (including the U.S.). There is a long way to go…


Is a sanitary pad enough?

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In a timely lead-up to International Women’s Day on Saturday, this almost incredible story, about an uneducated South Indian man inventing a low-cost technology to make sanitary pads more widely available to rural women, has been doing the social media rounds.


The Millennium Development Goals: Positioning Boys For The Future

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I’d like to see where boys and girls end up if they get equal encouragement – I think we might have some differences in how…


Big dogs, little bite: Why the political origins of health inequity haven’t been tamed just yet.

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Last week saw the release of the much vaunted “Political origins of health inequity” report by the Lancet-University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health – an analysis of how policies and factors external to the health sector impact it, with appropriate recommendations.