It helps to remember that even while cutting weight, you are still eating better than many people in other parts of the world ever will.— Kaitlin Young (@kaitlin_young) September 23, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
We had a very successful "Annual Updates in Anesthesia" course (our 9th) in Kumasi, Ghana. The organizers (as always) did a superb job, and the 250+ attendees were engaged, enthusiastic and stimulating.
Below are some tweet highlights from the course:
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Here are some interesting posts / articles / videos that recently wandered onto my radar. Some may make it into my permanent links / videos pages; some may not.
- African aid: helpful or hazardous? - A look at the current structure of aid to Africa, and how it needs to change.
- The “Developing Country” Double Standard - (Partly) humorous take on the doublespeak involving 'developing' countries vs. 'developed' countries.
- Private finance is key to aid efforts - In 2010, Médecins Sans Frontières donations summed $1.1bn. Were it a country, MSF would have been the 2nd largest humanitarian donor after the US.
- “You can’t come here with European eyes” - A letter from Richard Dowden to John Humphreys on his recent trip to Liberia.
- Global Health Service Partnership - A very interesting approach to capacity building coupled with health care supply.
- The avoidable crisis of maternal death. - A shocking infographic from MSF.
- Female African Entrepreneurship - A fantastic infographic from the World Bank (via other folks).
- Africa needs research HR strategy - Africa's health research capacity remains uncoordinated, small-scale and driven from outside the continent.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Well, the first annual Center for Global Surgery conference is over.
As always after such events, I am left with a sense of enthusiasm, optimism and community. There are so many people from different fields and countries collaborating and using innovative approaches to the myriad problems facing the low resource world.
(And they're fun to hang out with too.)
Saturday, January 7, 2012
I was very sad to read an item on GhanaWeb about multiple deaths at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH). The article states that these deaths are due to faulty equipment and, consequently, doctors are refusing to carry out surgeries "for fear that the patients’ ailments might worsen at their hands".