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Liberia Is Ebola Free. We Can Do More.

On May 9, 2015 the World Health Organization declared Liberia free of Ebola. However, the work of building a robust health system that will prevent future outbreaks goes on. The end of Ebola in Liberia can be seen in the…

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A Call to Action

It is our first full day in Haiti. As a global health fellow with UCSF I have traveled here with global health fellows across the country to be introduced to Partners in Health (PIH) and to Haiti. We were brought to a crude wooden shelter.

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“Making Global Health a Sustainable Career”

Dr. Phuoc Le, Co-founder and Co-Director of the Global Health Core at UCSF, was recently featured in the April issue of Today’s Hospitalist, a monthly magazine that reports the latest news in practice management, quality improvement, and clinical updates in the field of Hospital Medicine.

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Reflections from Liberia: Considering Costs of Care, a Poor Problem

“Will you charge me?” he asked quietly, between labored breaths. He sat in the hospital bed with his legs over the side in what is known as a “tripod” position—his elbows resting on a nearby stool to prop his chest…

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Recognizing Our Local Colleagues

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…

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