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Skepticism + Playfulness = SwitchPoint?

Last Friday, I sat in the beautiful Haw River Ballroom in the enchanting town of Saxapahaw, North Carolina, with hundreds of eclectic, savvy, and well-traveled individuals at SwitchPoint 2012—IntraHealth’s first annual conference, retreat, and concert on innovation and global health.

iHRIS: Where Are We Now?

This blog entry was originally posted on the CapacityPlus website.

Global health workforce issues have only recently received focused attention in the field of international...

Pursuing My Passion: A Field Experience in Ethiopia

For almost a decade, I have been enamored of the advanced fistula care being delivered in Ethiopia. My interest in fistula care first arose after I read a 2003 article in the New York Times by Nicholas Kristof regarding the famed Hamlin hospitals.

New WHO Report Urges Countries to Focus R&D on the Health Needs of Developing Countries

Hot news released last week by the World Health Organization (WHO) could change the future of global health.

SwitchPoint: Great Ideas with Real Impact

Switchpoint brings together thought leaders from all over the world and asks them to apply their best thinking to the challenge of global health.

Aging Well: Who Will Be There to Walk beside You?

This year’s World Health Day, celebrated on April 7, will focus on aging and health. The older I get, the better I understand that old truism: ‘old age is not for wimps.’

Picturing Our Work: Who’s There?

IntraHealth's Dykki Settle was excited to show me his photos from his latest trip to Uganda to support the launch of the country’s HRHIS.

Laurie Garrett at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy: Calling for a Major Change in Global Health

A legendary figure of global health journalism, Laurie Garrett challenged a university audience with her insightful, incisive, and energizing lecture on the future of global health.

Letter to the Editor: Maurice Middleberg Defends Contraception as Preventive Medicine

Charles Krauthammer questioned the classification of contraception as preventive medicine, stating that “categorizing pregnancy as a disease equivalent is a value decision disguised as science.”

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