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License to Serve: US Trainees and the Ebola Epidemic

Before medical school, Sara L., now a fourth-year resident, worked for 6 years as a microbiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While Read More

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2014: Year of the Social Determinants of Health?

As I reflect on the major events of 2014, I’m surprised by the underlying themes of social inequality and a global desire to do things better. Read More

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New 15 minute test for Ebola to be trialled in Guinea

Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance (ELRHA) | A rapid, point-of-care diagnostic test for the Ebola virus will be trialled in the coming weeks Read More

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License to Serve: US Trainees and the Ebola Epidemic

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Before medical school, Sara L., now a fourth-year resident, worked for 6 years as a microbiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While Read More


2014: Year of the Social Determinants of Health?

2014 Social Determinants of Health events

As I reflect on the major events of 2014, I’m surprised by the underlying themes of social inequality and a global desire to do things better. Read More


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I mean, you have to wonder what UNICEF was thinking. For those so far out in the field that they have poor internet, and/or are otherwise simply too busy to click the link, here’s summary, courtesy of Al Jazeera: In an attempt to raise awareness of the conflict in South Sudan, UNICEF traveled to a […]


“This is not about you”

So, here’s a good post called “Dear White Protesters” from Tam who writes on Tumblr as Young, Gifted and Black. It’s aimed at white folks protesting the grand jury decisions on the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases and in general at white people who want to be allies in the struggle against structural violence and discrimination against black people and racist policing. Tam specifically talks about the protests that happened in Berkeley on December 6th, writing: I was so happy to read Tam’s post, because I was in Berkeley last week, too, and the protesters were assembled in front of the police station down the street from where I was staying. I went over there around 6.30 because I wanted to join in, and I was missing the protests in New York because of travel. At that point in the evening, the situation was peaceful.


New 15 minute test for Ebola to be trialled in Guinea

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Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance (ELRHA) | A rapid, point-of-care diagnostic test for the Ebola virus will be trialled in the coming weeks Read More


Want to end AIDS by 2030? Engage the private sector

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In July 2014, UNAIDS released a report suggesting that the end of AIDS is in sight. The report boldly proposed that AIDS could be eliminated Read More


U.S. States Isolating HCWs Returning From Ebola Zones Hurting Volunteer Recruitment

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Reuters: U.S. quarantine moves hurting Ebola response in Africa: Harvard “Moves by some U.S. states to isolate medical workers returning from fighting Ebola in West Africa could worsen the global health crisis by discouraging badly needed new volunteers, according to health experts at Harvard University…” (Valdmanis, 11/25).


Focusing On Successes Of Development Will Help Foster ‘Real Change’

Foreign Policy: It’s Time to Rethink How We Do Development Matt Andrews, associate professor at the Harvard Kennedy School; Leni Wild, research fellow at the Overseas Development Institute; and Marta Foresti, director of politics and governance at ODI “…Last month, a group of experts tried to set a different tone. Coming together in a workshop…More


House One Step Closer To Solidifying U.S. Commitment To Global Food Security

Oxfam America’s “Politics of Poverty”: What is the future of “Feed the Future”? Eric Muňoz, senior policy adviser for agriculture at Oxfam America, discusses the House Foreign Affairs committee’s passage of the Global Food Security Act, bipartisan legislation “that essentially codifies Feed the Future in law.” The bill is set to be voted on by…More


Sideshow

I was so not going to enter the BandAid30 fray. In my opion, BandAid30 is little more than a tacky sideshow, noteworthy only for the fact that it may well overshadow the main circus. The Circus in this case is the international, interagency Ebola response. * The digital space is lit up right now with […]


Mass. Town Considers 1st Tobacco Ban in US

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50 years after the US Surgeon General’s first report on the negative health effects of tobacco, the Associated Press reports that the small town of Read More


Role Of New U.S. Ebola Coordinator Remains Unclear, News Sources Report

News outlets examine the role of the new U.S. Ebola coordinator. Devex: Obama’s new Ebola czar — and what it means for U.S. aid work on the ground “…With a background in law and politics, [Ron] Klain will manage the U.S.


News Outlets Examine Federal Response To Ebola, Epidemic’s Influence In U.S. Politics

News outlets examine the federal response to the Ebola crisis, including analysis of its potential influence in U.S. politics. CQ HealthBeat: Ebola Watch: Congress Begins Grappling With a Response “A House subcommittee is returning from recess for a hearing Thursday that should offer a preview of how Congress will react to the spread of Ebola…More


M&E Tech Conference and Deep Dive: Selected Tweets

It’s been two weeks since we closed out the M&E Tech Conference in DC and the Deep Dive in NYC. For those of you who missed it or who want to see a quick summary of what happened, here are some of the best tweets from the sessions. We’re compiling blog posts and related documentation and will be sharing more detailed summaries soon. In the meantime, enjoy a snapshot! Wow


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