Travels with Marwan: End of Week 2

Travels with Marwan: End of Week 2

Nebbi, Kampala With the last of the healt h center site visits behind us, our time in Uganda seemed to suddenly speed towards the end. On Wednesday, we arose at the usual time in the morning, ate some breakfast, and checked out of the hotel, all our bags placed in the van much as they were piled in on our journey here to Arua. This time we were heading back to Kampala. First, we had two more meetings in Nebbi….

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Travels with Marwan: Week 2, Day 1-2

Travels with Marwan: Week 2, Day 1-2

Arua, Goli, Angal St. Luke After an exhilarating and exhausting week, the work continued. We finished up the written daily debriefs of last week’s site visits and discussed and deliberated as a team what recommendations we were going to make moving forward. Then, Monday arrived and with it, the first of the last two site visits in the field: Goli. Goli Health Center is a Protestant-based, private health center serving a large catchment area right at the border of the…

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Cleveland Clinic’s Chief Experience Officer Dr. Adrienne Boissy on Embedding Empathy Into Health Care Training

Cleveland Clinic’s Chief Experience Officer Dr. Adrienne Boissy on Embedding Empathy Into Health Care Training

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Adrienne Boissy, Chief Experience Officer at the Cleveland Clinic Health System who talks about the Patient Experience Summit, and the quest to improve patient outcomes and reduce clinician burnout by operationalizing empathy into health systems.

Travels with Marwan: Days 3-5

Travels with Marwan: Days 3-5

Aruya, Pamongo, Nebbi, and Nyaravur I apologize. I have not written these past three days. I know that I promised to write daily but I hope you forgive me when you finish reading this entry. We have been working at least 14 hours each day, the four of us having developed a routine here in the Nebbi district. We get up at 6:30 in the morning and have a very quick, very basic breakfast with a small cup of Nescafe…

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Ending HIV/AIDS in America and Confronting the Resurgence of Measles: CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield on Public Health Solutions

Ending HIV/AIDS in America and Confronting the Resurgence of Measles: CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield on Public Health Solutions

This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which is dedicated to eradicating the AIDS Virus as we know it in this country, dramatically reducing new infections within a decade. He also addresses the domestic and global spike of previously eradicated diseases like measles, resulting from a growing anti-vaccination movement.

Travels with Marwan: Day 2

Travels with Marwan: Day 2

Nebbi District We again woke up early in the morning so that we would get on the road as quickly as possible knowing that we had a very long journey ahead of us. Today, we were heading to the Nebbi District. There, we will stay for the next 9 days visiting the sites assigned to us by the Ministry of Health and the CDC-funded Implementing Partner in this region (Infectious Disease Institute or IDI). Myat Htoo, the HRSA senior advisor…

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