Anick Supplice Dupuy

Dupuy grew up in Haiti as daughter of a sociologist who often told his children “The life that we have is not the life of everyone in Haiti. We have to contribute to make this country a better one”. This inspired her to work in Public Health. After obtaining her MPH, she returned to Haiti. …

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Utibe Effiong

After working as an internist in southern Nigeria, Effiong was inspired to look at the broader determinants of health and healthcare in the developing world. Nigeria’s booming oil industry accounts for more than 90 percent of the country’s earnings, but is also increasingly harmful to public health due to a series of environmental and occupational …

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Kassahun Bilcha

Kassahun Bilcha, MD, is currently a resident physician at Emory University, Atlanta, GA. He served as a Clinical Director of Gondar University Hospital in Gondar, Ethiopia, and was also the department head and associate professor at the Department of Dermatology and Venereolgy. Dr. Bilcha was previously the chief resident at Addis Ababa University, Faculty of …

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Lessons Learned from the final Ebola outbreak in Guinea

In mid-March of 2016, I was a new field epidemiologist working in the West African country of Guinea. The Ebola epidemic seemed to be over: We were just 11 days away from being Ebola-free for 90 days, which would mark the official end of the country’s epidemic. Then field coordinator Dr. Angelo Loua walked into our small …

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Africa needs to join forces again to secure a lower cost vaccine

Meningitis is an infectious and life-threatening bacterial disease that infects and inflames the brain and spinal cord. It’s a disease that the world has been able to prevent through vaccines for more than a decade – yet thousands of people are still dying from it in Africa. This year alone 750 people have died and …

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