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Susanna Smith

Former Editorial Manager, IntraHealth International

Former Editorial Manager, IntraHealth International

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Medicine as a Weapon in Syria and Beyond

A recent editorial in The Lancet issued a dire warning to the international medical community: medicine is a weapon of war in Syria. It is just the latest in a series of reportsfrom across the Middle East on how medical care and medical professionals and facilities are being used to inflict politically-motivated violence.

How HIV Changed Her Career: An Interview with Nilda Peragallo

When IntraHealth’s newest board member visited our Chapel Hill office this month, we sat down to talk about her career and research.

UNACCEPTABLE: Health Workers as Pawns of Warfare

Last week, NPR ran a story that made me cringe, describing a major humanitarian group’s decision to stop treating patients from detention centers in Misrata, Libya. According to the report, “torture was so rampant that some detainees were brought for care only to make them fit for further interrogation.”

mHealth Pilots Show Promise, on the Verge of Something Bigger

A mHealth report from Advanced Development for Africa offers recommendations for taking mHealth programs to scale based on nine case studies.

Distracted Doctoring: A Conversation with Dr. Papadakos

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog response to a New York Times article on doctors distracted from their jobs by mobile technology.

Accommodating—and Creatively Embracing—Technology

Last week, the New York Times published “As Doctors Use More Devices, Potential for Distraction Grows,” which offers a critical look at the place of mobile technology and computers in the hospital.

The Death Clock Is Counting Them: But Where Are These Women?

On Monday, Amnesty International launched the “death clock” in Times Square in New York City. Every 90 seconds, it ticks off another woman’s life lost from pregnancy-related causes.

Making Universal Access a Reality: Yes, We Have To

Recently, Foreign Policy published “The Long Emergency,” an analysis of the future of the United States’ HIV/AIDS programming and funding as the Obama administration reshapes its global health agenda.