Monthly Archives: September 2013

Raising Your Voice for Health Workers

By VKimotho
September 26, 2013

I have this recurring thought: If all the essential commodities for health are made available and the supply chains worked and by some significant change of status quo all health facilities were equipped to respond to the needs of the communities they serve, would there be universal access to health care? I come to the […]

Integrated Management of Vector Borne Diseases: Case of Chagas Disease

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
September 20, 2013

Chagas disease is an infectious illness caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi) that is primarily found in Central and South America among poor, indigenous populations located in rural areas (CDC-DPD, 2007). The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 100 million people are at risk of infection, with 16 to 18 million being infected, […]