Recognizing Our Local Colleagues

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There are words in many languages that have no good English equivalent. During my work in Haiti, I’ve noticed my Haitian colleagues on occasion exhaling a phrase – “tet chaje” – which literally means “head charged.” More accurately, it describes a sense of being overwhelmed or conveying disbelief or frustration. Based on my limited experiences in the field, I can only begin to imagine the burnout that local providers face in resource-limited settings. (more…)

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“What if We Made Health Care Proactive?”

Ari Johnson, currently a resident physician at the University of California, San Francisco has recently been featured in an article by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Ari has been noted for his research in the fields of infectious disease, health policy, neurobiology, AIDS, and migration. He is the  Founder and Co-chair of Project Muso, an NGO whose mission is to eliminate preventable deaths in the world’s most impoverished communities. Dr. Johnson has been a close colleague and friend of the Global Health Core, and we have been able to watch the impact and success of his work grow. We are certain that Project Muso will continue to expand its reach in serving populations in need. We are delighted to see his vast amount of work within global health delivery being highlighted in his written reflection on his work in Mali. (more…)

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