Tag Archives: public health

Public health humor, courtesy of the U.S. government

This morning I got an email with the subject line “Our government is not without a sense of humor” and this ad attached. I think the decision to use two different flavors of ice cream is a curious one, but … Read More

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For the future of global health, the landscape is looking increasingly urban

[This post was sent in by. . .me, Lisa, your friendly IGHID blog editor.  HT to Pia MacDonald for bringing the article under discussion to my attention] I think for the general public, the term “global health” brings to mind … Read More

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A heartbreaking decision

[Kyle Lavin is an MD/MPH student at UNC.] This year was scheduled to be the sixth trip of the Honduran Health Alliance.  HHA is a women’s health organization composed of rising 2nd and 4th year med students, public health students, … Read More

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The "period effect"

[Author Suha Patel is a medical student at UNC and co-leader of the Honduran Health Alliance.] As I was reading my epidemiology textbook, preparing myself for a year of public health research, I stumbled on the concept of a period … Read More

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Where global health and politics meet: students reflect on their evacuation from Honduras

Today begins a series of posts from UNC students who were to spend the summer working in Honduras with the Honduran Health Alliance (HHA).  HHA is a student-run collaborative of organizations and individuals who work together to promote sustainable development in … Read More

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Bringing health care to Kibera – report from Kenya

[This post was sent in by Mamie Sackey Harris, Africa Projects Manager at the institute.] Kenya – Jan. 22, 2009 It’s been awesome finally getting to see the Carolina for Kibera program. Right in the heart of Kibera this UNC … Read More

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The China century

Each month institute director Myron Cohen, MD writes a “Global Health Update” column for the UNC Global newsletter.   His most recent column focuses on the social and economic forces that have given rise to some of China’s biggest health … Read More

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