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DMK Internship Story

DMK Internship Story

By Nathan Georgette

The burden of aid: how do we improve aid effectiveness to improve health outcomes?

The burden of aid: how do we improve aid effectiveness to improve health outcomes?

By Aparna Kamath Master of Science Candidate, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health

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The Cancer Dilemma

The Cancer Dilemma

  Map of China’s “Cancer Villages” According to a study released by Washington National Institute for Wellness Solutions, cancer is the top health concern among Middle-income Americans—ranking higher than concern for heart disease, stroke, or Alzheimer’s disease1. That cancer is a major health concern in the U.S. is not surprising, as age-related diseases are the […]

The Integration of Mental Health into Primary Care

The Integration of Mental Health into Primary Care

Mental health is one of the biggest problems facing modern medicine today, yet it is often overlooked in terms of primary care. Not only do mental disorders have a heavy economic and social burden on society, but also few of those who need assistance with mental disorders actually receive the treatment they require. In order to close this gap in mental health treatment and increase access to mental healthcare, mental health services should be integrated into primary healthcare through health policy legislation and education of primary care workers.

Expert Contributions

Explaining the Health Effects of Women’s Schooling in the Developing World

Explaining the Health Effects of Women’s Schooling in the Developing World

Global health research has long faced a paradox: That the school attainment of mothers is associated – strongly, independently and in most less-developed countries – with reduced child mortality and other beneficial health outcomes, but no consensus has emerged about why or how this happens. A new book from our Project on Maternal Schooling at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Literacy and Mothering, tackles this problem directly, not only with a detailed theoretical explanation but also with evidence from literacy assessments of mothers in four countries: Mexico, Nepal, Venezuela and Zambia.

Integration of Health Services: Theory and Practices

Integration of Health Services: Theory and Practices

In Seattle we often are fortunate enough to have access to a good health clinic or physician, where we can go for regular check-ups and screening tests, get necessary immunizations, address our reproductive health needs, get assessed and treated for many illnesses or injuries, and obtain referrals when we need care that the clinic does not provide. This kind of accessible, integrated care, with its focus on prevention, standard treatment for common health problems, and monitoring of chronic conditions is good for individuals, families, and communities. Yet many people around the world face a much different health care picture.

Student Contributions

DMK Internship Story

DMK Internship Story

By Nathan Georgette

The burden of aid: how do we improve aid effectiveness to improve health outcomes?

The burden of aid: how do we improve aid effectiveness to improve health outcomes?

By Aparna Kamath Master of Science Candidate, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health

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| April 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Recently, Harald Ott’s laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital was able to make a bio-engineered rat kidney.[1] In their experimental design, they exposed a mature rat kidney to detergents in order to wash away old parent cells, leaving only a web of proteins that constituted the original kidney. Then, by injecting endothelial and epithelial cells into […]

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| April 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

The WHO document suggests that the implementation of Value Added Taxes (VAT) with a share of the revenue earmarked for the health sector, and health-specific taxes on large corporations could have medium to high fundraising potential and are likely pro-poor. Oxfam has suggested that if government leaders were to close tax loopholes that enable legal tax-dodging, some $189 billion could be raised in taxes internationally each year

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