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Helpful Instructional Video on FASH (“Focused Assessment with (Ultra)Sonography for TB-HIV”)

I recently completed a stretch of Night Float during residency and, in the rare lulls, found myself trying to brush up or learn the basics Read More

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Why did it take an Ebola outbreak to realize the importance of health systems?

This post originally appeared on www.jasonnickerson.ca I work in an area of research and practice that garners immense public interest when terrible things happen: wars, Read More

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Acute-on-chronic food insecurity in Guatemala

  The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) released a report this week predicting a food security crisis in Central America in early 2015 due Read More

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Helpful Instructional Video on FASH (“Focused Assessment with (Ultra)Sonography for TB-HIV”)

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I recently completed a stretch of Night Float during residency and, in the rare lulls, found myself trying to brush up or learn the basics Read More


Why did it take an Ebola outbreak to realize the importance of health systems?

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This post originally appeared on www.jasonnickerson.ca I work in an area of research and practice that garners immense public interest when terrible things happen: wars, Read More


Acute-on-chronic food insecurity in Guatemala

Photo by Rob Tinworth

  The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) released a report this week predicting a food security crisis in Central America in early 2015 due Read More


The Disruption of the “See-And-Treat” Paradigm: Cervical Cancer Prevention in LMICs

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In recent years in global health, visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA), or “the vinegar test,” has widely been heralded as a simple and cost-effective cervical Read More


“Africa, With U.S. Help, Graduates More Doctors” @NYTimes

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I’m happy to see the work of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative making into the mainstream media, as a series of articles on their 4-year work is Read More


“Obesity Is Not the New Tobacco” 

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Obesity Is Not the New Tobacco | Kapil Khatter. This interesting Huffington Post article by family physician Kapil Khatter highlights that the scourge of tobacco has by Read More


Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemic in Central America

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Compared to just a few years ago, there now seems to be a flurry of publications–at least monthly, if not more often–related to regional nephropathies. Read More


Child malnutrition, growth, and development in global health – An interview with Dr. Barry Bogin

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Barry Bogin is a professor of biological anthropology at Loughborough University, U.K. He also is an investigator for The Maya Project, a blend of art and academic Read More


How Smartphones are changing dermatology in Tanzania

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Situated in the Mara region of Tanzania, in the northwest between Lake Victoria and the Kenyan Border, the rural village of Shirati is home to Read More


West Africa Ebola deaths: make community sensitization and communication key strategies.

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Ebola continues to spread and kill in the West African countries of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia in what is now the worst ever outbreak Read More


Non-motorization of transport in Kampala should not be a one-off project

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Earlier this week, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) , a corporate body that governs and runs Kampala city in Uganda announced plans to introduce non-motorized Read More


Height and herencia in rural Guatemala, part 2: Fetal and newborn growth

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In a previous entry on this site, I argued that herencia (“inheritence”) cannot explain the extremely high rates of child stunting observed in rural Guatemala. Using archaeologic, epidemiologic, and Read More


Medical Missions – A Critical Perspective

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Nicole S. Berry is a medical anthropologist based at Simon Fraser University. She is an expert in the anthropology of reproductive health and indigenous health Read More


The Dangers of Drug Resistance – Guest Post by Margaret Variano

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The threat of drug-resistance is a public health concern across a range of medications, with very severe implications. The spread of drug-resistance is particularly troubling Read More


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