Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Way of the Future for Social Services

The purpose of this post is simple. I want to point out the ridiculousness in that we have embraced high quality, low-cost production for things like shoes and cat food, but not for important products in our lives like healthcare … Continue reading

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Is HIV Testing a Waste of Time?

One of the pillars of almost all HIV prevention and reduction strategies is that we should test people for HIV – as many as possible. The CDC has set a goal of universal HIV testing for Americans in the “sexually … Continue reading

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Making Culture a Part of Development and Social Justice

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Endorsed by the Dermatological Society of Nepal

I recently wrapped up a two week vacation with a college buddy of mine in East Africa. For work, I get to travel to Kenya pretty often (we have an office in Nairobi) but had never been to the Maasai … Continue reading

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Accountability Starts Here

I’ve realized along with Adam that I need to provide some background before going on to more specific issues. Recently I’ve developed a focus on neonatal health, which—as someone most interested in macroscopic, interdisciplinary, systems-level approaches—has been a bit of … Continue reading

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Health –> Life Expectancy –> Education?

Last week, Methodlogical contributor Ben Elberger published a fascinating analysis of why we see lower than expected take-up rates of microinsurance in Africa. Microinsurance seems to be a concept that makes so much sense in paper, yet as Ben shows … Continue reading

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The Case for Cost-Effectiveness

It appears I’ve engaged in a bit of a bait and switch.  At the end of my last post I promised to address the issue of HIV-related health expenditures dominating global health budgets and the adverse effects of such overfunding.  … Continue reading

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