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Global Health
7 Guest post: Global health needs to focus on health, not disease

This is a guest post from Wendy Johnson, a physician at the University of Washington with extensive experience working health issues in low-resource communities in Africa. ——————————————————————————————————————————— Wendy Johnson  The UN High-level Meeting on Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) couldn’t come at a worse time. While the delegates, disease experts and functionaries…

Global Health
1 A dumb way to measure Africa’s health

One of the international communities goals for poor nations is to get them to improve their health care. That’s a good thing. How you get there is another thing. A decade ago, at about the same time the world launched the Millennium Development Goals, many African heads of state gathered…