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End Quarantine of CA Healthcare Workers Fighting Ebola

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

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Rwanda Program Provides Lessons On Providing Cancer Care To Poor

Nature Reviews Cancer: Bringing cancer care to the poor: experiences from Rwanda Rwanda Health Minister Agnes Binagwaho, Lawrence Shulman of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and colleagues from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Rwandan Ministry of Health, and Partners in Health “…[T]he scientific yields of recent decades that have dramatically advanced oncology therapies and saved innumerable…More

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Ebola Response Must Address Health Systems Stregthening

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Letter from Liberia: Ebola Is Not a Failure of Aid or Governance Amanda Glassman, senior fellow and director of global health policy at CGD, presents a letter from Gyude Moore, a former Scott Fellow at CGD and current deputy chief of staff to Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson…More

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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


Rwanda Program Provides Lessons On Providing Cancer Care To Poor

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Nature Reviews Cancer: Bringing cancer care to the poor: experiences from Rwanda Rwanda Health Minister Agnes Binagwaho, Lawrence Shulman of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and colleagues from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Rwandan Ministry of Health, and Partners in Health “…[T]he scientific yields of recent decades that have dramatically advanced oncology therapies and saved innumerable…More


Ebola Response Must Address Health Systems Stregthening

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Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Letter from Liberia: Ebola Is Not a Failure of Aid or Governance Amanda Glassman, senior fellow and director of global health policy at CGD, presents a letter from Gyude Moore, a former Scott Fellow at CGD and current deputy chief of staff to Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson…More


Letter from Liberia: Ebola Is Not a Failure of Aid or Governance

Like others, we’ve written lots about Ebola over the past weeks: the insufficient funding and effort to the response in West Africa, the importance of well-qualified leadership at WHO, the role of health systems in disease response, the futility of travel bans, among others.  It’s rare that global health issues are so continuously in the public debate. Yet Ebola has also led to heroic overstatement as well


Evaluation of an inter-professional training program for student clinical supervision in…

Background: As a response to an Australian shortage of clinical health, nursing, and medical placements, Commonwealth Government funding has been directed to expand student training opportunities and increase the competence and number of available clinical supervisors.


Health infrastructure gaps drive Ebola crisis

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The picture depicts a grim scene – a derelict room in a clinic furnished by a cot and a bucket; a blood splatter on the floor. The blood, from an Ebola patient’s gastrointestinal hemorrhage , was there for days after that patient’s death, Rob Fowler said today during an IDWeek presentation. Fowler showed the picture […](Read more…)


We have ignored supply chains for essential medicines and devices, and that’s fueling the Ebola epidemic

Jason Nickerson in El Fasher, North Darfur, Sudan

I recently wrote of the need to understand the Ebola epidemic from the perspective of health systems. As the epidemic continues to spiral out of Read More


Bridging the accountability divide: male circumcision planning in Rwanda as a case study in how…

When voluntary medical male circumcision (MC) was confirmed as an effective tool for HIV prevention in sub-Saharan Africa in 2007, many public health policy makers and practitioners were eager to implement the intervention.


Is There a Role for PPPs in Cancer Control?

This week, Harvard graduate and World Bank consultant Toni Kuguru writes on the role of Public-Private Partnerships in cancer control, focusing on resource-poor settings. Pan Africa Life Cancer Challenge 2014 In July, nearly 500 people ascended onto the grounds of the Nakuru Athletic Club to receive free cancer screening.  Spread across six counties in Kenya, this was the third of six free screenings conducted as part of the Pan Africa Life Cancer Challenge 2014.  While cancer is the third leading cause of death in Kenya only after infectious and cardiovascular diseases[1], routine cancer screening – a cost-effective preventative measure – is alarmingly low throughout the country.  Therefore to raise awareness of cancer and the importance of routine screening and early detection, Pan Africa Life has partnered with the Africa Cancer Foundation, Philips Healthcare and public, private, semi-private health providers to offer one day of free cancer screening in six counties. In three cancer screenings, a total of 1,820 men and women were screened for prostate, cervical and breast cancer. Patients waiting to be screened at the Nakuru Athletic Club Cancer in Kenya – a few facts The three most prevalent cancers are cervical, breast and prostate cancers and these three are responsible for almost a quarter of all cancer-related deaths[2].


News Outlets Report On Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic, Including Aid Delivery, Vaccine…

News outlets report on various aspects of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: Air France flies to Ebola-hit Guinea out of ‘solidarity': Hollande (9/29). Agence France-Presse: Ebola screening for ships’ crews in West Africa’s biggest port (9/29). Devex: How the private sector can pitch in to help combat Ebola (Tyson, 9/29).


Making a Home for Hospitals in Global Health: The Global Hospitals Collaborative

I’ve lived a mostly healthy and illness-free life. Still, hospitals are at the center of many of my most important life experiences. I was born in a hospital (New York Hospital in Manhattan, where my mother also worked as a psychiatric resident)


U.S. Military’s Ebola Aid Delivery Begins; Liberia President Thanks U.S., Calls On Other…

News outlets report on the rollout of U.S. assistance to Liberia to help curb the Ebola outbreak and Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s public appreciation of the aid and call for other leaders to follow suit. Reuters: U.S. to begin Ebola hospital equipment lift to Liberia “The first planeload of hospital equipment in the U.S.…More


A new era for the WHO health system building blocks? – Health Systems Global

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Jeffrey V. Lazarus, Tim France | Health Systems Global | A health system consists of all the organizations, institutions, resources and people whose primary purpose is Read More


Health Systems Complexity: A “Gardening” Metaphor

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By Woldekidan Kifle Amde on September 12, 2014 | For over two weeks (since 18 August), members of Emerging Voices for Global Health 2014, with the help of Read More


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