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Making EFAR stick

There is no question about the need to develop better emergency care systems in low and middle income countries (LMIC).  However, the significant barriers to developing the systems may appear daunting and unattainable.   725 more words



I left Nigeria for University of Oxford in 2011 following a defining experience in my medical career. I had worked as a physician in tertiary (read “better equipped, better staffed, better everything…) hospitals in the southern part of the country for a few years when I joined the National Youth Service Corps and was deployed to a state in the far North-east. 393 more words


Does Your Health Team Include a Lawyer?

From the article by Mary E. Kennelly, on Health.gov:

When most people go to the doctor’s office, they don’t expect to leave with a referral to see a lawyer. 258 more words

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A Screwed Up System - Your Friend David

Hello again My Lovelies,

This is not a happy post. I am having issues being positive about these issues, but I feel they need to air. 510 more words

A Shave and a Health Check

From the article by Marshall Terrill from Arizona State University:

… Davis is the manager of Ageez Hair Center in Chandler and is one of a handful Phoenix-area barbers who sit on the steering committee of the African American Cardiovascular Disease Health Literacy Demonstration Project . 521 more words

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ACA Medicaid Expansion and Providers Serving the Homeless Population

In mid-March, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation published an issue brief exploring the impact of the ACA Medicaid Expansion on providers serving the homeless population. 174 more words

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EFAR: a sustainable way to increase access to emergency care

Low and middle-income countries not only suffer the highest rates of every category of injury, they also have the highest rates of acute complications for communicable disease, maternal death and under-5 mortality (Jamison et al., 2012).  615 more words