Primary Care & Prevention


Nutrition label use in Latin America

Imagine you live in a rural village in Latin America, and you have the choice to buy either an egg or potato chips to complement Read More

To Use or Not to Use: the Clinical Dilemma of Antimicrobials

    Understandably frustrated after 4 weeks of mild coughing, a nicely dressed businesswoman had come for an evaluation. I looked for infection in her Read More

What do we palliate? Caring for the sick and the poor

José1 is a man in his sixties from rural Guatemala with cancer spread to his bones. He describes deep aches of his shoulders and hips, Read More


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

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

The MRI evidence in favor of cash transfers

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

Wait and consult times for primary healthcare services in central Mozambique: a time-motion…

Background: We describe wait and consult times across public-sector clinics and identify health facility determinants of wait and consult times.Design: We observed 8,102 patient arrivals and departures from clinical service areas across 12 public-sector clinics in Sofala and Manica Provinces between January and April 2011.

Professional identity in nursing: UK students’ explanations for poor standards of care

Publication date: Available online 18 August 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Michael Traynor, Niels Buus Research concludes that professional socialisation in nursing is deeply problematic because new recruits start out identifying with the profession’s ideals but lose this idealism as they enter and continue to work in the profession.

Looking good but doing harm? Perceptions of short-term medical missions in Nicaragua


Prescribing indicators at primary health care centers within the WHO African region: a…

Rational medicine use is essential to optimize quality of healthcare delivery and resource utilization.

Interventions to improve child-parent-medical provider communication: A systematic review

Publication date: October 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 166 Author(s): Gergana Damianova Kodjebacheva, Tina Sabo, Janet Xiong Rationale Research related to effective communication between children/parents and medical providers is limited.

Pediatric Critical Care in Botswana

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

Sebastiana’s eyes: a reflection on providing care

After a long and warm clinic day seeing kids in one of the Mayan communities we work, I asked Yoli, our auxiliary nurse in charge Read More

Investigación y docencia en Venezuela: en contra de todas las dificultades

Venezuela es la puerta de entrada a Sur América. Ubicada al norte del continente y bañada por el mar Caribe, es uno de los puntos Read More

Against all odds: medical research and education in Venezuela

Venezuela is the entrance to South America. Located in the north of the continent, bathed by the Caribbean Sea, Venezuela is one of the first places Read More

Effectiveness evaluation of a health promotion programme in primary schools: a cluster…

Programmes based on the World Health Organization’s Health Promoting Schools framework (HPS) have been implemented in several countries but for evidence-based policy-making more research is required to determi…

Informal Caregivers in an Aging Society: An Interview with Len Fishman

Len Fishman, JD, is the Director of the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston’s McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies. This Read 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…)

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