The GoViral Study

The GoViral Study is a community participatory research study that was initiated in 2013 . It aims to map, monitor and measure the spread of acute respiratory infections within and across communities using a novel participatory disease surveillance strategy. Their strategy entails having community members sign up for the study online, request a kit, and

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Health Access Equity Unit

Dr. Ashwin Vasan, the current executive director of the Health Access Equity Unit in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, speaks on the significance of the Health Access Equity Unit and the role government plays in the development of healthcare domestically and globally. He shares his ideas on the future of

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Structural and functional analysis of emergency departments in Amman, Jordan: Implications for future development

Seif L. Nasir1 1University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska This study investigates the current state of emergency healthcare delivery in Amman, Jordan. The first of its kind, the study uses a cross-sectional questionnaire, distributed to 40 hospitals in Amman, in order to assess the accessibility of equipment and medication, as well as the structure

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Sociodemographic and cultural factors of adult obesity in El Salvador: an exploratory cross-sectional study

Aaron L. Owen1, Cecilia M. Suazo, M.D., M.P.H.2 1 University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA.2Community Health Unit University of El Salvador Background/objectives: The purpose of this study was to explore the sociodemographic and cultural factors associated with adult obesity in El Salvador, a country that has rapidly shifted from food

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Establishing a baseline for water, sanitation and hygiene knowledge, attitudes, and practices in rural Ethiopia

Kelsey Bryant1,2, John Anhalt1, Bilal Dar1, Courtney Wiener1, John  Doehring1, Jason rosenfeld, MPH1 1 The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, USA 2 The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX, USA Many factors contribute to the severity of viral epidemics. Two outbreaks of Ebola, one in Uganda and one

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Characteristics of HIV-infected women on antiretroviral therapy who develop preeclampsia in South Africa: a case series

Allison Gottwalt Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA Forest clearance alters ecosystem dynamics and leads to new breeding habitats for disease vectors, such as mosquitoes, fleas and ticks, by reshaping existing ecosystem boundaries. Such boundaries are often sites of contact between humans and forest pathogens. There is a well-documented, positive

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WiGH? #31: Complexity, Change, and Hope: The Fight Against Childhood Cancer in the US and Abroad

In Episode #31 of WiGH? “Complexity, Change, and Hope: The Fight Against Childhood Cancer in the US and Abroad,” Lizzie Cochran speaks with Dr. Daniel Bowers, pediatric oncologist at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, faculty member at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and director of Children’s childhood cancer survivorship program. Dr. Bowers discusses the changing nature of the field of pediatric oncology, his hope for the future of childhood cancer treatment, and the impact that future could have on childhood cancer survival rates in the developing world.

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Bridging the Gap

Natasha Merali Columbia University, New York, NY, USA The ‘Friendship Bridge’ between Khorog (Gorno-Badakshan, Tajikistan) and the village of Shugnan (Afghan Badakshan, Af-ghanistan) stands over the clear rushing water of the Pyanj River, tucked between the snow-capped mountains at the heart of Cen-tral Asia. Since its opening in 2004, the bridge has helped foster plurality

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