Potential Role for Institutional Review Boards in Curbing Medical Voluntourism in Global Health at American Academic Centers

Timothy S. Laux, MD1 1University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA – Global Health Fellow at the HEAL Initiative Across disciplines, consensus exists that medical voluntourism (as practiced by US-based health care professionals and professionals-in-training) is of questionable benefit to overseas health care practitioners and systems. This concern stands in sharp distinction to

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Impact of Wheat Flour Folic Acid Fortification on Neural Tube Defects in Three Cities in Peru

Tarqui-Mamani Carolina 1,2*, Sanabria-Rojas Hernán 1,2, Rossi de Chiarella Gina 3; Arana-Panduro Margarita 4; Altamirano Hilda 6, Vargas-Herrera Javier 1,2 1 Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Human Medicine, National Major University of San Marcos. 2 National Institute of Health of Peru 3 Regional Hospital Hipólito Unanue of Tacna; 4 Regional Hospital

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