Health Equity

Overcoming the Crisis
March 18, 2008, 11:46 am
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I had the opportunity to chat recently with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine AMSA chapter and then the Initiative on Poverty, Justice, and Health on HIV/AIDS in Africa, which I believe is as much a crisis of human resources as anything else.

Latest version of the PowerPoint presentation:

Overcoming the Crisis

Resource list for Overcoming the Crisis:

Resource list


photos for Jonathan
March 18, 2008, 11:23 am
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three boys: Tumi, Bruce, and Sisekelo

two countries: South Africa and Swaziland

one treatable infectious disease: HIV/AIDS

no parents


Tumi + Sisekelo

Courageous Figures
April 16, 2007, 10:15 am
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Here are the figures to use with the Courageous Leadership award proposal sent in 30 April 2007: Courageous Figures

Thanks — Ryan

Health policy primer
March 25, 2007, 11:23 pm
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For this morning’s Department of Medicine morning report talk, we talked about health policy as doctors’ business: Health Policy Primer. – Ryan

The HIV/AIDS crisis today: a view from South Africa
March 6, 2007, 4:54 am
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Here is the latest version of a talk which I’ve given on the HIV/AIDS crisis today.

– Ryan

The HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa today
February 26, 2007, 6:03 am
Filed under: South Africa


Today I had the privilege of spending the morning with the staff of Hospice of Cincinnati regarding the potential of the Bophelong Community Hospice in Mamelodi, a township of nearly 1 million inhabitants in South Africa.

We discussed the extent of the crisis, which is brought into striking relief by these two maps:

1) the world distorted by AIDS (see HIV prevalence map below),

HIV prevalence map and

2) the world where physicians work (see physician workforce map).

World physician workforce


Finally, we discussed the recent proposal to form a U.S. Global Health Service, a veritable Peace Corps for health professionals. JAMA – Global Health Service.