Tag: Health Care

Where are our Family Doctors? One Alternative Solution to the Shortage

| April 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
Where are our Family Doctors? One Alternative Solution to the Shortage

The way a family doctor changed his practice to fit his lifestyle presents an alternative solution to the increasing shortage of internal medicine physicians. Here is a model system completely separate from the insurance system that is set in place today. It promises a sustainable solution by acting on the long-term goal of encouraging the career field.

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

| May 15, 2012 | 0 Comments
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.

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mHealth: a Revolution or a Fad?

| April 13, 2012 | 1 Comment
mHealth: a Revolution or a Fad?

In today’s world, it wouldn’t be exaggerating to say that people communicate more through mobile communications than through any other mode of communication. The prevalence of mobile phones use is, quite literally, taking over the world. Around 4 billion people currently own mobile phones; that’s over half the world population. More surprisingly, almost two-thirds of mobile phone users are from developing countries. The fastest growth of mobile phone use is seen in the developing countries, and the lack of technology is hindering health care quality growth in those same countries.

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Lessons from Sweden: Establishing a Strong Framework for Health Development

| October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments
Lessons from Sweden: Establishing a Strong Framework for Health Development

By Carlos Schmidt Aid & Development Columnist Over the last two decades, China has increased its foreign aid contributions and quickly become the biggest donor to Africa. However, Chinese foreign aid comes with no strings attached and, as the British government warned, “the unconditional aid and cheap loans to African governments risks driving back into […]

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