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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

A Quiet Crisis: Reproductive Health Among Displaced Syrians

Every day, almost 500 women die during pregnancy or childbirth in humanitarian settings. Additionally, nearly sixty percent of preventable maternal deaths take place in regions 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

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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


CROI 2017: With free treatment for citizens, but not for immigrants, Botswana sees progress,…

Categories: CROI 2017SEATTLE – On one hand, Botswana stands before the world, and certainly before its nearest neighbors as a model of determined and successful policies that confront one of the largest HIV burdens in the world. With possibly 22 percent of people there living with the virus, the country still is considered close to achieving the UNAIDS 90-90-90 […](Read more…)


Lack Of Funding Presents Hurdle To Refugees Seeking Access To Sexual, Reproductive Health…

BMJ Blogs: Danielle Solomon: The global gag rule is only one of many barriers to contraceptive access Danielle Solomon, specialist registrar in genitourinary medicine and HIV at the Mortimer Market Centre in London, discusses the Mexico City policy in the context of other barriers to access to sexual and reproductive health education and services in conflict situations.…More


[Comment] Evolving migrant crisis in Europe: implications for health systems

The 2016 UN high-level Summit for Refugees and Migrants in New York (NY, USA)1 provided a historic opportunity to engage world leaders in responding to the health dimensions of mass migration. Despite the magnitude of the phenomenon and its potential for changing global as well as national health patterns, the response to date has been, at best, variable.2,3 At worst, it has been an example of national and international benign neglect. The health sector has been especially passive on this issue.


More Than 100 Biotech Company Leaders Warn Trump Administration’s Travel Ban Could Hurt U.S….

The Hill: Drug researchers warn Trump’s travel ban will hurt anti-disease work “More than 100 leaders in the biotech community warned President Trump that his travel ban could deeply damage U.S. leadership in the development of new medicines. In a letter published in Nature Biotech, a top scientific journal, founders and leaders of biotechnology companies…More


Increase in imported malaria in the Netherlands in asylum seekers and VFR travellers

Malaria is a notifiable disease in the Netherlands, a non-endemic country.


Emigrating young physicians leave Greece with an aging health workforce

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Deplorable conditions in French ‘Refugee Camp’

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Smoking and heavy drinking patterns in rural, urban and rural-to-urban migrants: the PERU…

Previous studies have found mixed results about cigarette and alcohol consumption patterns among rural-to-urban migrants.


Drug-Resistant Malaria Cases Imported To U.K. From African Nations Pose Warning For Continent,…

NPR: Drug-Resistant Malaria Turns Up In The U.K. “…Resistance to artemisinin-based medications has been slowly developing in Southeast Asia. And now these malaria wonder drugs look like they may be starting to lose their mojo in Africa, too. Late in 2015, health officials in Britain for the first time came across a cluster of malaria…More


The Syrian public health and humanitarian crisis: A ‘displacement’ in global governance?

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Trump Administration’s Immigration Ban Could Negatively Impact Disease, Vaccine Research,…

International Business Times: Will Trump Cause Next Ebola Crisis? Immigration Ban Could Hurt Disease, Vaccine Research “President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban has been met with significant opposition over the effect critics say it will have on immigrants and refugees. But the ban could also propose a significant problem for Americans by limiting the foreign…More


An Overview: Exploring Development Aid and Migration

This blog post explores the relationship between the history of international development aid and migration. My previous posts have focused on high-level meetings and policies used as guidelines to advocate for development effectiveness and cooperation in the international aid and development sector. At a time when the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been rolled out to countries to make sure “no country is left behind,” nations have a shared framework to guide them and make sure their development policies support activities that lead to outcomes such as poverty alleviation, job creation, and sustainable communities. Additionally, the aim of development effectiveness and cooperation is to provide accountability for donors and financing agencies as countries move forward with their national agendas.


Joint Statement on Syria

DAVOS, Switzerland – While efforts to fully implement a ceasefire in Syria continue, we again appeal for immediate, unconditional, and safe access to reach the children and families who are still cut off from humanitarian aid across the country.


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