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The God of empty spaces: Thoughts on religion and civil society in neoliberal Guatemala

The other day I visited Lydia, a 56-year-old Maya woman who lives with her family in the highlands of Guatemala and has for many years Read More

A diabetes nurse delivers diabetes care in a rural Guatemalan clinic. Image courtesy of Daniel Agee.

The People Behind the Numbers: Diabetes Lessons from Guatemala

This entry was originally posted at Global Health Now. It’s easy to become numbed by the global diabetes epidemic. Almost every week, it seems, new numbers are released Read More

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Reproductive Health in Madagascar

I vividly remember the beginning of my trip to Madagascar to perform reproductive health research. At the end of providing an update to my mentor Read More

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The God of empty spaces: Thoughts on religion and civil society in neoliberal Guatemala

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The other day I visited Lydia, a 56-year-old Maya woman who lives with her family in the highlands of Guatemala and has for many years Read More


The People Behind the Numbers: Diabetes Lessons from Guatemala

A diabetes nurse delivers diabetes care in a rural Guatemalan clinic. Image courtesy of Daniel Agee.

This entry was originally posted at Global Health Now. It’s easy to become numbed by the global diabetes epidemic. Almost every week, it seems, new numbers are released Read More


Reproductive Health in Madagascar

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I vividly remember the beginning of my trip to Madagascar to perform reproductive health research. At the end of providing an update to my mentor Read More


Investing in Human Resources via Education Is Essential to Improving Access to Surgical and Anesthetic Care Across the Globe

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The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery published a report on the state of global surgery in April 2015 reporting the staggering statistic that “5 billion Read More


A Medical Provider’s Perspective on Treating Undocumented U.S. Immigrants

Undocumented immigrants lining up for a health care at a volunteer mobile free clinic on a farm in south Georgia, 2015.

As I was writing this article I received a message from a medical friend in the Midwest regarding one of her patients: “Liz, I need Read More


Controversy over transparency: why non-profits need to disclose their “real” overhead ratio

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“The fact is an average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in our humanitarian services and programs.”[1] This is Read More


Refugee resettlement in Philadelphia, USA: Challenges and opportunities

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Michelle Munyikwa is a MD/PhD (anthropology) candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research centers on the experiences of refugees resettling in Philadelphia, PA. In Read More


The State and global health delivery

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It was a rainy afternoon. I arrived at the district social affairs office for their monthly evaluation meeting just in time for Baried, the state Read More


What are We Going to do about Corruption in Global Health? Let’s Tell a Story.

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In a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll from December 2015, the largest barrier to global health efforts as seen by the American public was corruption Read More


Research Training in Limited-Resource Settings: A Call for Equitable Partnerships

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Dr. Jim Kim, the president of the World Bank and one of the founders of Partners in Health, recently gave a talk about changing the Read More


The MRI evidence in favor of cash transfers

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On July 15th, 2016, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank and co-founder of the non-governmental organization Partners in Health, presented striking evidence Read More


The Art of Letting Go and the Mandate of Going Further

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This piece was previously published in the National Medical Journal of India, Volume 29, Number 1, 2016, pages 30-31, and reprinted with permission.   In Read More


Food Producing Communities as Food Deserts

Rural Guatemala. Photo by Rob Tinworth, used with permission.

The view from Xejuyu’ is breathtaking: green fields of fresh berries, feathery carrot tops, and blossoming broccoli line the mountainsides. The majority of the residents Read More


Pediatric Critical Care in Botswana

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Botswana is a small, landlocked country in Southern Africa that is widely considered a development success story. Although the country is hailed for its impressive Read More


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