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The devastation left in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan was unprecedented. To get a sense for how successful healthcare relief efforts fared on the ground, EPI sat down with two physicians from the initial wave. Dr. Evangeline “Banggi” C. Cua is a general surgeon from Iloilo, Philippines and Dr. Ma. Rowena Alcido worked as a general practitioner in a remote municipality in Samar Island.
The PAROS collaborative research group has collected invaluable data on regional emergency medicine trends and is publishing literature that will lay the groundwork for the future of Asian emergency medicine.
Dr. Adam Levine explains that the dangers of cholera caused by severe dehydration remains a pressing issue in Bangladesh.
After Typhoon Haiyan, relief poured in from around the world. But it was the ongoing work of Barangay Health Workers that made recovery sustainable.
A recent NEJM study of pediatric fever in Tanzania raises the question of antibiotics overuse in treating malaria.
A report from Caixin Online has highlighted the controversial ‘special-needs’ medical care program, which provides better care and health services for the rich while accounting for up to 30 percent of hospitals’ annual revenues.
A landmark study of sexual assault prevalence reveals a global health crisis impacting as many as one in 14 women worldwide.
The Maharashtra cabinet has moved towards addressing the shortage of doctors specialized in emergency medicine and hospital management by adding MD courses at 14 government medical colleges.
News from the African Federation of Emergency Medicine (AFEM)
In February, EPI publisher Logan Plaster traveled to Allahabad, India with a global health team from Harvard to study healthcare delivery at the Kumbh Mela – the largest human gathering in history.
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