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May Global Health Readings

If anyone is interested, the CUGH 2019 website is now open – abstract proposals are due by August 25th. It’s a great conference, well worth attending (in Chicago next year, March 8-10th), and a great opportunity to get a poster in an academic global health venue:

http://cugh2019.org/submission

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https://www.apnews.com/bd3f2faeb96b4c3a9e6ccfb61ac6255b/Congo’s-Ebola-risk-‘very-high’-as-confirmed-virus-cases-rise

As many have likely heard, there is a new outbreak of Ebola in the Congo; thankfully, this an environment that is more accustomed to hemorrhagic fever outbreaks than Western Africa, so hopefully it will fall far short of the 2014 outbreak.

https://www.vitalstrategies.org/programs/dataforhealth/

Following on the discussion we had at our last meeting, which hinged heavily upon the weakness of the vital statistics data we have and how this burdens the decision-making process, this group’s missions seems quite pertinent.

https://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21740873-argument-universal-health-care-clear-getting-there-difficult-says-john

A nice, brief summary on the power of universal health care, and the struggle for LMIC to work towards this while building their economies. References several papers we’ve discussed in the past.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/05/health/glasses-developing-world-global-health.html

Eye care isn’t something we often think of as doctors – save for our optho colleagues and perhaps our own eyes – this article does a nice job laying out the importance of eyeglasses in global health. I found the connection to road accidents particularly plausible and oddly not something I’d thought of before.

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