Post Tagged with: "Global Health"

UPDATE! Surgery on the Shoulders of Giants: a review and an article on Global Health

UPDATE! Surgery on the Shoulders of Giants: a review and an article on Global Health

“And I have sat silently, gazing up at this night sky, counting endless and uncountable sparkling stars as they greet me one by one, palpating the infinity of the universe beyond and accepting my place in it.” This is not something that one would typically expect to find in a book detailing the journey of a doctor as they progress […]

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Care about people’s health? Then start caring about climate change

Care about people’s health? Then start caring about climate change

Elliot Clissold Comment Editor In the era known as the ‘Anthropocene’, people’s health is now decided beyond the hospital walls. That means our responsibility must extend beyond them, too   Being a doctor is hard. There aren’t many careers where as much stress and responsibility is thrust upon those who venture into it than medicine. Neither though, upon reflection, are there […]

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Medic 2 Medic- Healthcare Workers for All.

  Medic to Medic (M2M) is a pioneering charity, which aims to support health workers in Malawi and Uganda, including doctors, pharmacists, physiotherapists, nurses and midwives. M2M provides disadvantaged trainees with necessary equipment and guaranteed tuition fees. In addition, medical graduates receive continued support during their internship, a year after medical school qualification in order to alleviate financial pressure. The […]

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Drug-resistant Malaria is Able to Infect Diverse Mosquito Vectors

Drug-resistant Malaria is Able to Infect Diverse Mosquito Vectors

  [box]Utsav Radia reports on worrying news regarding a resistant form of Plasmodium falciparum [/box] A novel drug-resistant form of the malarial parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, that was originally isolated in South East Asia has now been observed to also infect African mosquito species. Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) in the US suggest how spread of this deadly […]

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QM Staff Respond to the Global Health Research League Table 2015

QM Staff Respond to the Global Health Research League Table 2015

UAEM Barts and Medsin Barts   University websites were awash with news of their position on the 2015 Global Health Research League Table this January. Those who had done well publicised their good standing; those who had not, made calls for action. The Global Health Research League Table (GHRLT) ranked the top 25 research universities according to their commitment to […]

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Forgetting Smallpox

[box]Oscar To explores how the development of smallpox vaccination led to one of mankind’s greatest victories [/box] As medical students, we may often find that medicine is simply a field to be learnt, where discoveries are to be made by far away researchers holed up in their labs. We are not exposed to the challenges that were once faced generations […]

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