Category: Reflections


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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The Canary in the Coal Mine: Ebola Virus

Though there have been regular reports in the American press covering the expanding Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, Mali, and Sierra Leone it has not caused the public panic of Swine Flu or SARS of recent past.

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Bringing International Global Health Solidarity Home

A criticism we heard recently from a residency program director in New York was that when his residents head to JFK airport to practice global health work in a remote area in Haiti, they pass several poor communities with limited…

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The Vital Need for Greater Technology in Global Health

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Martin Luther King, Jr. This post is a question, an invitation and a challenge. How can we bring technologies we take for granted back home to those in the developing world? Many…

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