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Is Innovation the Answer?

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
Is Innovation the Answer?

Innovation, derived from the Latin for new, is the current buzzword of global health. It is difficult to peruse the labyrinth of global health dialogue without noticing “innovation” peppered about like a golden stamp of approval. In order for a global health idea to garner merit in the present atmosphere, it must be christened as innovative, as something shiny, exciting and new. However, innovation is not always the answer; instead, we need a return to the aged basics of the tried and true.

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Surgical Disease: The Reality Beyond the Big Screen

| November 25, 2012 | 0 Comments
Surgical Disease: The Reality Beyond the Big Screen

Here in the United States, in a culture where Grey’s Anatomy monopolizes the television screens of American households, it is difficult to envision a place without surgical infrastructure. However, this is the reality of life, and death, in many parts of the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), two billion people globally have no access to emergency or surgical care. However, unlike the success of surgical television shows in captivating public interest, the reality of surgical need on a global scale has yet to garner any significant attention. Addressing this unmet disease burden is a feasible undertaking that demands increased attention from the global community.

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