Immigrant Health and the Intersection of Type 2 Diabetes and Non-Endemic Infectious Diseases in the United States

Viggy Parr and Heidi Elmendorf, Ph.D. The current type 2 diabetes (T2D) pandemic is expected to afflict almost 500 million people over the next 15 years. Its global burden is well publicized, but less attention has been paid to how it interacts with other conditions, particularly infectious diseases like tuberculosis (TB). T2D is characterized by

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Utilization Patterns and Perceptions of Mobile Health Clinics in Batey Libertad, Dominican Republic

Lindsey Hiebert1,2 § and Gracia Vargas1,2 1. Yale University, New Haven, CT 2. Both authors contributed equally to this work. Mobile health clinics have become a popular means of providing care to low-resource areas in high-, middle- and low-income countries. In low- and middle-income countries, there is limited evidence for the effectiveness of mobile clinics

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Barriers to the Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis in Sub-Saharan Africa

Michael Celone This paper examines barriers to the elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) in Sub-Saharan Africa. Caused predominantly by the filarial worm Wuchereria bancrofti, LF infects 120 million people worldwide, with about 40 million people showing symptoms like hydrocele, lymphedema, or elephantiasis. In 2000, the World Health Organization established the Global Program to Eliminate Lymphatic

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Substance Use and Condom Use Among the HIV Population at Clínica de Familia La Romana, Dominican Republic

I. del Canto, M. Halpern, S. Cunto-Amesty, L. Lerebours Nadal, M. Cruz and A. Bowman Columbia University IFAP Global Health Program Columbia University IFAP Global Health Program Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. New York, NY. USA. The primary purpose of this cross-sectional investigation was to quantify illicit substance use among the HIV population at

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Prevalence and associated risk factors of Intestinal Helminths infections among pre- school children (1 to 5 years old) in IDPs settlements of Khartoum state, Sudan

  Abstract Objective: To assess the prevalence and associated risk factors of Intestinal Helminth infections among pre-school children (1 to 5 years old) in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) settlements. Methods: A multistage cluster sampling, cross-sectional study was conducted in IDPs Settlements of Khartoum State, Sudan, in 2013. Questionnaires were collected from 662 preschool children and

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