#Boston #DoctorsWithoutBorders to hold recruitment meeting 9/21

Plenty of Boston health care workers are involved with the Lasker award-winning Doctors without Borders, including US president Dr. Deane Marchbein, an anesthesiologist at Cambridge Health Alliance.  They were cited for their work during the Ebola outbreak in Africa. They are holding a recruitment meeting on Sept 21 at the Boston Public Library  Commonwealth Salon 230 Dartmouth St. … Continue reading #Boston #DoctorsWithoutBorders to hold recruitment meeting 9/21

Designed to saves lives: Cholera, Haiti and the MASS Design Group’s latest clinic

The New York Times reports on the latest effort by the Boston-based MASS Design Group,  a cholera clinic in Haiti designed to so that natural ventilation -- sea breezes -- will lower transmission. Cholera reportedly arrived with aid workers after the island's devastating earthquake. The story appears in the "Well Design" column, which reports on architecture … Continue reading Designed to saves lives: Cholera, Haiti and the MASS Design Group’s latest clinic

How to feel a little bit better about ordering a $42 steak

Some need the excuse of a birthday or anniversary to splurge at celeb chef Jody Adams’ Rialto. Entrees at the Harvard Square restaurant run from $26 for roasted eggplant agrodolce (golden raisins, pine nuts, mozzarella, saffron tomatoes, chickpea arancini ) to $43 for grilled Tuscan sirloin steak (portabella, arugula, Parmigiano Reggiano, truffle oil). For those interested in … Continue reading How to feel a little bit better about ordering a $42 steak

Harvard event: Can mobile apps improve health care in South Asia?

Here's how Wired describes HealthTap "A network of patients and doctors where patients can find doctors, and ask medical questions of specific physicians (for a fee) or to entire network. HealthTap already rates the doctors in its system based on how often they use the site to answer patient questions, and if other doctors agree … Continue reading Harvard event: Can mobile apps improve health care in South Asia?

Partners in Health patron Tom White dies at 90

There would probably be no Partners in Health without Tom White, the Boston builder turned philanthropist who died yesterday.  He not only seeded the bold medical aid group, White believed in them when no in public health did. In today’s Globe obit, Dartmouth president and PIH founder Jim Kim called White “the real patron saint … Continue reading Partners in Health patron Tom White dies at 90

Boston conference on technology and global health.

The World Health Medical Technology Conference, was a “workshop dedicated to exploring the opportunities and challenges of designing, building and funding medical technologies for the developing world.” In other words, trying to find inexpensive tests and treatments that are simple to use and don’t require a lot of infrastructure, like labs and clean water.   … Continue reading Boston conference on technology and global health.

Infectious disease and Bostonians from Africa

Passing this along from the Running a Hospital blog, which is run by BIDMC chief Paul Levy.  According to World Health Organization reports, nearly half of deaths due to infectious diseases globally, occur in the Sub- Saharan Africa. Particularly, of all the people infected globally by various diseases, 89% of those infected by malaria, 77% of … Continue reading Infectious disease and Bostonians from Africa