Fellows in the News: October

By Aspen New Voices Aspen New Voices Fellows are making waves! New Voices Senior Fellows have been in the news lately – using their platforms and expertise to influence policy and advocate for important policy changes at the highest levels. 1. Minda Dentler at the World Health Summit! ‘No child should have to live with …

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It’s time to talk about safe surgery in Ghana

By Desmond Jumbam & Irene Dzirasa If you have driven on the streets of Accra recently, you would probably have noticed people weaving through cars at traffic lights carrying signs with pictures of people with different types of medical conditions. They are seeking donations for treatment and common images, which include children with a cleft …

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Too Many COVID-19 Vaccine Doses are Being Wasted

By Oyeronke Oyebanji — Since the Omicron variant of COVID-19 was detected, the stark global inequities that have characterised this pandemic have once again come to the forefront. From discriminatory travel bans to limited access to vaccines, African countries are bearing the burden of this inequity. Almost one year after vaccine rollout began, donations of …

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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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