Medical profession takes closer look at how money issues affect patients

By Lauren Baggett

The Med School Project | November 22, 2016

Family practitioner Mark Ebell was 28 when he moved down from a prosperous part of Michigan to practice family medicine at a community health center in the tiny Georgia town of Colbert.

Although many of the conditions he treated were much the same in the two states, his patients in rural Georgia lived vastly different lives from those he cared for at the University of Michigan Medical Center.

 

Motivating Community Drug Distributors in the fight against NTDs

By Erica Hensley

NTDSupport.org | December 16, 2016

"There’s many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip," an old proverb says.

For the large-scale mass drug administration campaigns delivering pills to prevent or treat neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), this is both literally and figuratively the case.

     

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