As part of my Global Health elective in Iquitos, Peru through the
Ben Gurion University Medical School for International Health, we have been learning about the maternal health issues particular to this part of the world. “Improve maternal health” is one of the mandates of the WHO’s Millennium Development Goals, and it is ever so relevant here in Peru, where the maternal mortality rate (MMR) – though declining – is 89 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births and is higher than neighboring South American countries. It is an issue that has been highlighted by many groups and publications such as HealthAffairs, Physicians for Human Rights, and Amnesty International.
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February 27, 2015 7 Comments
For the past few weeks, I have been living in Iquitos, Peru and rounding at the regional hospital (
) as part of a Global Health elective that I applied for through a foreign university. Hospital Regional de Loreto
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February 9, 2015 12 Comments
I’m not really going to be able to add anything to this discussion that hasn’t already been said, but there is a gun safety issue in this country. We need to address it.
Dr. Michael Davidson, a cardio thoracic surgeon at Brigham & Women’s hospital, was
shot yesterday by the son of one of his patients.
Source: Google Images
Adding onto the
tally of late (2,160 incidents since 2015 so far), (more…)
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January 21, 2015 5 Comments