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    A Quiet Crisis: Reproductive Health Among Displaced Syrians

    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. Physical injury, psychological Read More

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

    The other day I visited Lydia, a 56-year-old Maya woman who lives with her family in the highlands of Guatemala and has for many years endured an aggressive lymphoma, currently in remission. Over breakfast, she Read More

    A diabetes nurse delivers diabetes care in a rural Guatemalan clinic. Image courtesy of Daniel Agee.

    The People Behind the Numbers: Diabetes Lessons from Guatemala

    This entry was originally posted at Global Health Now. 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: Read More

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    Reproductive Health in Madagascar

    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 Read More

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    Investing in Human Resources via Education Is Essential to Improving Access to Surgical and Anesthetic Care Across the Globe

    The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery published a report on the state of global surgery in April 2015 reporting the staggering statistic that “5 billion people in the world lack access to safe, affordable surgical Read More

    Undocumented immigrants lining up for a health care at a volunteer mobile free clinic on a farm in south Georgia, 2015.

    A Medical Provider’s Perspective on Treating Undocumented U.S. Immigrants

    As I was writing this article I received a message from a medical friend in the Midwest regarding one of her patients: “Liz, I need a consult. I’m treating a 13-year-old boy from Mexico with Read More

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    Controversy over transparency: why non-profits need to disclose their “real” overhead ratio

    “The fact is an average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in our humanitarian services and programs.”[1] This is a statement released by the Red Cross, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Read More

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    Miriam Stats

    A Quiet Crisis: Reproductive Health Among Displaced Syrians

    Dec. 05, 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. Physical injury, psychological Read More

    Jillian Moore

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

    Nov. 28, 2016 – The other day I visited Lydia, a 56-year-old Maya woman who lives with her family in the highlands of Guatemala and has for many years endured an aggressive lymphoma, currently in remission. Over breakfast, she Read More

    David Flood

    The People Behind the Numbers: Diabetes Lessons from Guatemala

    Nov. 11, 2016 – This entry was originally posted at Global Health Now. 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: Read More

    Amanda Klinger

    Reproductive Health in Madagascar

    Nov. 07, 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 Read More