Availability of Resources, Knowledge, Applicability and Preferred Teaching Methods regarding Electrocardiography in a Resource-Limited Clinic in Rural Thailand

Cassidy M. Dahn MD1, Patricia Mitchell RN1, Gabrielle A. Jacquet MD MPH1,2,3 1Boston Medical Center 2Boston University School of Medicine 3Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University School of Public Health Introduction: Electrocardiography (ECG) is a rapid, non-invasive and inexpensive test requiring minimal training to perform. ECG is used ubiquitously in the developed world to assess

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A Scoping Literature Review of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among South Asian Immigrant Women in Canada

Iffath U.B. Syed HBSc, MPH, PhD Candidate1, Farah Ahmad, MBBS, MPH, PhD2 1 York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2 School of Health Policy and Management, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Global migration has recently garnered intense interest from a public health standpoint. Topics concerning migration, such as push-pull theories, resettlement stress, the healthy immigrant effect,

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A Doctoral Student Complementarity Approach (DSCA) for Global Health Research

Shaun R. Cleaver1, Nadia Fazal1 1University of Toronto A large and growing number of doctoral students are involved with global health research. Here we outline the Doctoral Student Complementary Approach (DSCA), a strategy to connect doctoral students from high-income countries (HICs) with counterparts from low-income countries (LMICs) in order to incur benefits for both students

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Opioid Overdose in Taos, New Mexico

Dana K. Sherman1 1Southern Methodist University In 1898, Bayer Pharmaceuticals introduced heroin to America. Today in the United States, modern prescription pain medications have surpassed heroin in overdose deaths, resulting in nearly 19,000 fatalities annually (compared to 10,574 overdose deaths per year attributed to heroin). In low-income, rural communities suffering from this epidemic, efforts are

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The Health Needs of the Fa’afafine in American Samoa And Transgender Research Methodology

Robert Carney, MPH Rutgers University – School of Public Health Since the early years of anthropological ethnography, the Samoan third gender community, fa’afafine, has been the subject of research about theories and etiologies of gender and gender behavior. Few studies have assessed their current health needs. Without this data, solutions to health problems in the

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An Analysis of Health Care Systems in Two Countries Through Determining Public Satisfaction

Sarah Kleinknecht The College of William and Mary According to the World Health Organization’s twenty-first century health care system rankings, Costa Rica ranked 36th in terms of health system performance, while the United States ranked 37th in the world1. The rankings are based on five composite indicators determined by public health experts: (1) overall level

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A Needs Assessment of Charnia, Haryana in Rural India Reveals Significant Socioeconomic and Health Disparities in a Local Geographical Area

Srivarshini Cherukupalli1,2, Akansha Singh1, Chintan Pathak1, Jingran Ji12, Shreya Agarwal1, Apas Aggarwal1,2, Max Hockstein3, Irene Helenowski2, Ashish Bhalla4, M Shapiro2, Anagha Loharikar2, Mamta Swaroop2 1Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA; 2Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA; 3Ross University School of Medicine, Miramar, FL; 4Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India Objectives: This study conducted a

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Post-conflict Healthcare Reconstruction: Yemen and the Window of Opportunity for Primary Care

Max Cooper, MRCGP PhD DTMH; Bilal Ahmed Mohamud BSc Hons; and Benjamin Whiston, BA Hons, MSc Division of Primary Care and Public Health, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Falmer, Sussex, England Primary care, a key component of healthcare systems, is defined by the World Health Organization as “first-contact, accessible, continued, comprehensive and coordinated” care. It

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A Look into the Realities and Complexities of Tuberculosis as Observed Amongst Zulu Populations of Durban, South Africa

Margaret Variano Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA In the global health field we place particular emphasis on infectious diseases, which have challenged the health of societies across the globe for much of history. Infectious diseases—most notably HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria—have reached alarming levels and become a public health priority. While most infectious diseases

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