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Sharing truths of terminal illness in rural Guatemala

Over the last four years I have visited communities in rural Guatemala with Wuqu’ Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance, a civil society organization providing health Read More

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Thoughts After 22 Years of Consumption and Organizing a Food System Symposium

Sarah Dwyer is passionate about developing a multidisciplinary understanding of the ways that food affects health through her work with a community-led nutrition education program Read More

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Mapping the Zambian prison health system: An analysis of key structural determinants

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Researchers, Advocates Encouraged By PrEP As HIV Prevention Tool, Say Health Delivery Systems…

Devex: Barriers to PrEP: Rollout of this HIV prevention tool is hitting bumps “…Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is the use of antiretroviral medication to prevent the acquisition of HIV infection by uninfected people. In 2014, the World Health Organization recommended offering PrEP to men who have sex with men — known as MSM — and…More


AIDS 2016: Medicines? Check! People to deliver them? Not so much . . .

Categories: AIDS2016, FeaturedDURBAN, South Africa – Dr. Carlos del Rio, chairman of the HIV Medicine Association, chairman of the Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health, has a pair of maps he shows medical students entering the field of infectious diseases. One shows the countries of the world sized according to the numbers of adults living with […](Read more…)


Sharing truths of terminal illness in rural Guatemala

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Over the last four years I have visited communities in rural Guatemala with Wuqu’ Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance, a civil society organization providing health Read More


What women want (in HIV protection)

What do women want? Worldwide, women want—and deserve—safe products that enable them to control and protect their own health, whatever their physical, social, or cultural needs. “That’s not just a nice thing to have, it’s a basic human right,” says Darin Zehrung, program advisor at PATH for vaccine and pharmaceutical delivery technologies, “and when it […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesSmall insects offer big nutrition and opportunityFriday Think: closing the global cervical cancer prevention gapMeet the superheroes fighting diarrheal disease ;


Does It Pay to Penalize Hospitals for Excess Readmissions? Intended and Unintended Consequences…

Summary To incentivize hospitals to provide better quality care at a lower cost, the Affordable Care Act of 2010 included the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), which reduces payments to hospitals with excess 30-day readmissions for Medicare patients treated for certain conditions.


Child rape: U.N. pot calls the kettle black in Ivory Coast

The headline from a new U.N. report says that the rate of rape remains high and that the perpetrators are eluding justice. Ironically, it is not about U.N. peacekeepers and foreign forces, but about the west African country Ivory Coast. According to the United Nations Operation inCôte d’Ivoire report, in the five years since the country returned


The Building Wealth and Health Network: methods and baseline characteristics from a randomized…

Families with children under age six participating in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF) must participate in work-related activities for 20 h per week.


Thoughts After 22 Years of Consumption and Organizing a Food System Symposium

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Sarah Dwyer is passionate about developing a multidisciplinary understanding of the ways that food affects health through her work with a community-led nutrition education program Read More


21st International AIDS Conference: how do we unify and fund the future of HIV prevention?

Nicole Espy is a Harvard graduate and PHD candidate at the Chan School of Public Health. Her area of interest Biological Sciences in Public Health, has led her to significant research and publications on the structural biology of HIV, its prevention and transmission. After receiving her PhD, she hopes to pursue a career that influences how global clinical trials and public health interventions are implemented. She has also completed humanitarian work in Colombia and Brazil with Harvard and the Pan American Health Organisation.


News in the Humanosphere: Kashmir hospitals ‘overwhelmed’

Four days of clashes between anti-India protesters and government troops have overwhelmed hospitals in India’s portion of Kashmir, where doctors and other staff were exhausted from treating hundreds of patients. The violence has left at least 31 dead and more than 1,400 injured. One doctor at the region’s main government hospital said staff had performed


Is Being Insured Sufficient to Ensure Effective Access to Health Care among Poor People in…

See original article:  Is Being Insured Sufficient to Ensure Effective Access to Health Care among Poor People in…


Mapping the Zambian prison health system: An analysis of key structural determinants

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10.1080/17441692.2016.1202298<br/>Stephanie M.


Teacher protests in Mexico continue despite deaths, food shortages

Parts of southern Mexico are running out of food, medicine, gasoline and other critical supplies as thousands of teachers belonging to the National Coordinator of Education Workers, or CNTE, continue with violent protests against the Mexican government’s education reforms. Despite the promise of talks between the teachers’ movement and the government, the prolonged strike and


Why smart government spending matters for the SDG medicines target

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The World Health Organization’s first global report on diabetes  highlights the disease’s “alarming surge” with rates that have quadrupled in fewer than three decades. The report reminds us Read More


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