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Travels with Marwan: Return to Uganda, Part 2

Travels with Marwan: Return to Uganda, Part 2

Week 2: Days 1-3 It is incredible how incapacitating it is when there is no access to internet. I will confess that I am of the generation that grew up and went through college without internet. And I honestly do not remember how that worked. It obviously did but being without it today disconnects you from family, friends, colleagues, society, work; in a word, from the world. I have been able to speak to my children only a handful of…

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Travels With Marwan: Back in Uganda

Travels With Marwan: Back in Uganda

Week One: Arrival As I sat at the gate in Dubai waiting to board the plane heading to Entebbe, I was struck by the stark difference between this terminal and the one I had just passed through given both are part of the same United Arab Emirates airport renowned for its extravagances. I am on my way to Uganda for the 6-month follow up visit with the HRSA-PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief) Skills Sharing Project. HRSA-PEPFAR is pairing…

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Protecting Your Personal Health Data: US Senator Bill Cassidy on Bipartisan Smartwatch Data Act

Protecting Your Personal Health Data: US Senator Bill Cassidy on Bipartisan Smartwatch Data Act

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with US Senator Bill Cassidy (R) LA, on the bipartisan bill he co-sponsored aimed at protecting personal health information from industry profiteering. He discusses the “Smartwatch Data Act” which seeks to protect data generated on smart watches, personal electronic devices and genomics testing, to give patients more control over how their data is used for commercial gain.

Ending HIV Epidemic in a Decade: CDC Director Robert Redfield on Treatments, Prevention and Hope For Vaccine

Ending HIV Epidemic in a Decade: CDC Director Robert Redfield on Treatments, Prevention and Hope For Vaccine

This week, on the eve of World Aids Day, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter revisit their conversation with Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on the quest to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in ten years. They discuss the CDC’s efforts to advance infection prevention in high risk groups through the use of PrEP, better treatment protocols for those already infected, and the ongoing quest to develop an AIDS vaccine.

Democratic Presidential Hopeful John Delaney on His Market-Based Approaches to Universal Health Care and Addressing Climate Change

Democratic Presidential Hopeful John Delaney on His Market-Based Approaches to Universal Health Care and Addressing Climate Change

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter welcome another 2020 Presidential candidate to Conversations on Health Care, former Maryland Congressman and entrepreneur John Delaney. They discuss his record as a centrist Democrat who favors more market-based approaches to universal health care, which gives all Americans access to coverage, but keeps private payers in the mix, providing more consumer choice than Medicare for All. He favors a carbon tax approach to addressing climate change to foster US innovation to reduce…

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