Six Months in Sudan

Six Months in Sudan

An inspiring story of one doctor’s struggle in a war-torn village in the heart of Sudan In 2007, James Maskalyk, newly recruited by Doctors Without Borders, set out for the contested border town of Abyei, Sudan. An emergency physician drawn to the ravaged parts of the world, Maskalyk spent six months treating malnourished children, coping […]

Evaluation of WHO Haemoglobin Colour Scale & Palmar Pallor for Screening of Anaemia Among Children (6-35 Months) in Rural Wardha, India.

Evaluation of WHO Haemoglobin Colour Scale & Palmar Pallor for Screening of Anaemia Among Children (6-35 Months) in Rural Wardha, India.

Background & objectives: Anaemia is a public health problem in India, particularly in women and children. Clinical diagnosis by health workers may be inaccurate. It is therefore important to evaluate simple methods for diagnosis of anaemia in rural set up with no or minimal laboratory facilities. We carried out this study to evaluate the performance […]

Orotracheal Intubation in the NICU and Expressive Language Outcomes at 24-30 Months (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) (Report)

Orotracheal Intubation in the NICU and Expressive Language Outcomes at 24-30 Months (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) (Report)

Survivors of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) have a higher prevalence of speech and language problems as compared to term babies; and those with prolonged respiratory support are most severely affected. The purpose of this study was (a) to investigate the relationship between the numbers of days of oral intubation and expressive language outcomes […]

Experts Review Motsoaledi's First 3 Months (Izindaba)

Experts Review Motsoaledi’s First 3 Months (Izindaba)

He’s riding a wave of professional goodwill, positive feedback and public desire to see him tame the monster of a public health system he’s inherited, but have Dr Aaron Motsoaledi’s first 120 days as Health Minister justified the hope he’s carrying? The answer, with some strong caveats around the incoming National Health Insurance (NHI) system, […]