Category Archive: International Health & Wellness

Dec 13

Obstetric Fistula: an eradicable blight on women’s lives. Let’s end it.

  UNFPA campaign to end obstetric fistula invites you to change the world.

Dec 01

Maternal Mortality in Niger & Fashion International de la Mode Africaine 2011

Fashion Internationale de la Mode Africaine FIMA 2011 It was a pleasure to return to Niamey, Niger, this trip by far the most fashionable, sponsored by internationally renowned designer Alphadi and his innovative wife Kadidja, along with United States Ambassador Bisa Williams and the First Lady of Niger, colleague Dr Malika Issoufou Mahamadou. Promoting health and wellness …

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May 04

Obstetric Fistula Highlighted at 2011 Pakistan National Women’s Health Forum

Pakistan National Women’s Health Forum Highlights Efforts to End Obstetric Fistula I had the honor of speaking at The Pakistani National Forum on Women’s Health (PNFWH), held during the week of March 4th, 2011 in Karachi.  The event featured renowned experts in reconstructive pelvic surgery, fistula treatment and women’s health from the Middle East, Africa, …

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May 03

International Health: Grand Rounds issue May 3, 2011

Welcome to Grand Rounds May 3, 2011, the official blog of Better Health: smart health commentary. This week’s medical blog sampler brings you fresh perspectives on INTERNATIONAL HEALTH     Semen and Scandal, American Style: We open with a classic “America, Land of the Hypocrite, Home of the Knave” perspective on the downfall of University of …

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Apr 24

Submit Your Blog Entries to Grand Rounds, May 3, 2011. Theme: International Health.

Welcome! The theme for May 3, 2011 Grand Rounds is International Health – Have a story to share about your experience working abroad? Research or program development in international health? A personal tale of being an actual patient outside the States? A cross-cultural perspective gleaned from patients in your care or your own emigration? A …

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Dec 31

Death by Clitoris: Female Circumcision circa 2011

January 2, 2011 This past fall, courtesy of beloved colleague Patricia Allen, MD and Womens Voices for Change,  I attended an early premiere of the film “Desert Flower” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The English-speaking version is scheduled for U.S. release in February, 2011. A movie based on the true story …

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