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  1. Jessica Roberts

    Global Health Fund Volunteer Opportunity

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      Are you interested in becoming an Advocate Volunteer with Fund for Global Health? Fund for Global Health is seeking volunteers to be trained and supported in effective citizen advocacy with the U.S. Congress on behalf of some of the most cost-effective and needed global health programs.  We are looking for people whose Representative or Senator is a member of one of the subcommittees that appropriate foreign aid funds.  To see if your Representative or Senator is on one of these subcommittees, please click on these House and Senate links. The goal of this volunteer opportunity is...
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    The Unite For Sight – Global Health & Innovation Conference

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    We warmly invite you to attend the 14th annual Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale University, New Haven CT on April 22-23, 2017. Presented by Unite For Sight, the Social Entrepreneurship Institute provides mentoring, guidance, and successful strategies for participants to apply to their work in global health, social entrepreneurship, and international development. In addition to unique interactive sessions by leaders in global health and social entrepreneurship, the Institute also includes lunch and dinner networking receptions with the speakers. Space is limited, and we encourage early registration. The Global Health & Innovation Conference (#GHIC) is the world's...
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    The 2017 annual PAGH Global Health CME Conference

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    Announcing the 2017 Global Health Symposium Presented by the Physician Assistants for Global Health In collaboration with The Physician Assistant Program at The University of Colorado Date: February 25, 2017 Time: 8am to 5pm Location: University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus Topics: Global Health Keynote:  Ruth Ballweg, PA-C  Update on Zika:  Dan Olson, MD Point of Care Ultrasound in Global Health:  Dayna Jaynstein, MSPAS, PA-C International PA School Rotations:  Cassondra Deming, PA-S, Student representative from SA-AAPA Tricks of the Trade:  Dayna Jaynstein, MSPAS, PA-C   Waterborne/Parasitic Infections in International Travel: Kari Schoenwald, PA-C Healthcare to Immigrants and Refugees: Tillman Farley,...
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    PAGH Student Corner: Haiti Medical Missions Trip

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    Can you please come quickly? My brother has just returned from the hospital and is having difficulty breathing!” Night had already fallen in the town of Ranquitte, Haiti, and I was preparing for bed when I overheard one of our translators speak those words. Minutes later I found myself sitting shotgun in an old Toyota 4Runner filled to the brim with five Haitian men, another PA student, an ER nurse, and an ER PA. Without any additional information about our patient, we sped down the overgrown two-track in the pitch black for what seemed like hours until suddenly...
  5. Jacob Hauptman PA-C

    An Inexact Science

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    The following is by PAGH President Jacob Hampton PA-C and was featured in the Jan/Feb 2015 issue of the Nexus.  Recently the World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged that as an organization, they underestimated the Ebola outbreak which held West Africa in a tense grip during 2014 and which still continues to be a major source of concern. Although it is always important to reflect on improvements which can lead to a better, more effective response, for those of our members who have practiced medicine in low resource areas, they can understand the difficulty that the WHO as...
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    PAGH Guidelines for Culturally Competent Health Care

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    Introduction The need for knowledge and awareness of how culture affects our quality of health care arises from the increasing diverse patient population and healthcare disparities. Illness has been defined as a relationship between culture and biology. Health care provider cultural competency has been identified as an important component of effective care and decreasing disparities. One useful approach to understanding cultural competence is summarized by ‘A Crash Course in Cultural Competence’ with the suitable mnemonic CRASH. To begin, we should have a common definition of Culture which is defined by the California endowment as the integrated pattern of learned core beliefs, norms, behaviors and...