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Diagnostics Community

Creating a community to advance global health diagnostics

February 28, 2017

In just 1 month, the new Global Health Diagnostics community on GHDonline has grown to include over 700 members from 130 countries. Learn more about the community in this Huffington Post op-ed by Diagnostics community moderator Dr. Madhukar Pai. 

TB among migrants

Tuberculosis Among Migrants

January 16, 2017

Migrants and internally displaced people are at high risk for tuberculosis infection and disease. Join GHDonline January 16–20 for an Expert Panel examining ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat TB among migrants and internally displaced people.

A Quiet Crisis: Reproductive Health Among Displaced Syrians

A Quiet Crisis: Reproductive Health Among Displaced Syrians

December 5, 2016

Every day, almost 500 women die during pregnancy or childbirth in humanitarian settings. Additionally, nearly sixty percent of preventable maternal deaths take place in regions affected by conflict, displacement, or natural disaster. 

The God of empty spaces: Thoughts on religion and civil society in neoliberal Guatemala

The God of empty spaces: Thoughts on religion and civil society in neoliberal Guatemala

November 28, 2016

For people with terminal illness in rural Guatemala, God and religion are ever present. God is a principal actor in their lives: God provides money and jobs; God provides food; God heals illnesses, either through doctors or in spite of them; God guides one down her path in life and knows the obstacles ahead; God carefully chooses the hour of her death.

The People Behind the Numbers: Diabetes Lessons from Guatemala

The People Behind the Numbers: Diabetes Lessons from Guatemala

November 11, 2016

 

It’s easy to become numbed by the global diabetes epidemic.

Almost every week, it seems, new numbers are released telling us the situation is bad and only getting worse: 415 million people have diabetes around the world—80% living in low- and-middle income countries—according to the International Diabetes Federation; others respond that these official figures may severely underestimate the diabetes burden; and earlier this year … Read more about The People Behind the Numbers: Diabetes Lessons from Guatemala

Reproductive Health in Madagascar

Reproductive Health in Madagascar

November 7, 2016

I vividly remember the beginning of my trip to Madagascar to perform reproductive health research. At the end of providing an update to my mentor on my experiences from my first week in Madagascar, he responds, “If arranging (reproductive health) classes for both boys and girls is too difficult, just focus on the girls.” As I hang up the phone, I feel the frown develop on my face. His words did not sit right to me; reproductive health affects BOTH sexes. I tell myself then and there that I will find a way to include both adolescent women and men in my research intervention during… Read more about Reproductive Health in Madagascar