Tag: Haiti

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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Forming Effective Partnerships in Global Health: One Public Health Practitioner’s Experience in Haiti

| November 13, 2012 | 0 Comments
Forming Effective Partnerships in Global Health: One Public Health Practitioner’s Experience in Haiti

It is difficult to comprehend the large scale on which global health operations run. Indeed, it is remarkable to note the myriad actors and organizations interacting to improve global public health. What is clear is that the resources at their combined disposal have the potential to provide enormous benefit to those in need. What’s not so clear, however, is the most efficient way for these groups to collaborate and form partnerships in order to maximize the use of these resources.

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Technology in the Time of Cholera, Part II: Using Technology to Diagnose, Treat, and Prevent Cholera in Haiti

| November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments
Technology in the Time of Cholera, Part II: Using Technology to Diagnose, Treat, and Prevent Cholera in Haiti

By Joy Ming Global Health and Technology Online Columnist This second segment of a two-part series focuses on the recent use of water purification techniques to control and prevent future outbreaks. The earthquake that devastated Haiti two years ago left a trail of destruction that is still visible today.[1] One path of residue is the […]

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Technology in the Time of Cholera Part I: Using Technology to Diagnose, Treat, and Prevent Cholera in Haiti

| October 18, 2011 | 0 Comments
Technology in the Time of Cholera Part I: Using Technology to Diagnose, Treat, and Prevent Cholera in Haiti

By Joy Ming Technology & Global Health Columnist This first segment of a two part series focuses on the recent use of genomic technology to trace the origins of the outbreak. On January12, 2010, a 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, affecting three million people.[1] Though nearly two years have passed since the earthquake, repercussions are still […]

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