Getting involved: donating time, money and expertise to global health
- MIGRATION AND THE GLOBALISATION OF HEALTH CARE: THE HEALTH WORKER EXODUS? // Health Affairs;Mar2011, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p534
The article reviews the book "Migration and the Globalisation of Health Care: The Health Worker Exodus?," by John Connell.
- On Volunteerism and Orthopaedics. Weiner, Scott D.; DeRosa, G. Paul; Born, Christopher T.; Wall, Lindley B.; Weiner, Bradley K. // Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;1/1/2014, Vol. 96 Issue 1, pe5(1)
The article discusses the concept of local volunteerism such as nonmedical services without pay to the community who are underinsured or uninsured. It states the 6000 global short-term medical missions volunteerism that are administered by governments, faith-based organizations and charitable...
- How the west made things worse. Cohen, Desmond // New Statesman;10/31/2014, Vol. 143 Issue 5234, p16
The author looks at the ebola epidemic in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, expressing the view that the rich countries bear some responsibility for the inadequate medical care systems in these countries. He discusses the large number of doctors and nurses who receive their training in...
- Sharps injuries among health care workers in the United Arab Emirates. Jacob, A.; Newson-Smith, M.; Murphy, E.; Steiner, M.; Dick, F. // Occupational Medicine;Aug2010, Vol. 60 Issue 5, p395
Background World Health Organization estimates suggest that 1 in 10 health care workers (HCWs) worldwide sustain a needlestick injury each year. Although risk factors for sharps injuries among HCWs are now well established for highly developed nations the picture in developing countries is less...
- Woman's Day and Mission Australia team up PROJECT VOLUNTEER. // Woman's Day (Australia Edition);6/20/2011, Vol. 63 Issue 25, p32
The article reports on several day projects of Mission Australia that are volunteered by staff of the journal "Women's Day." The Triple Care Farm, a residential program for young people experiencing homelessness and other problems in New South Wales, was volunteered by senior reporter Jonica...
- UPDATE ON VOLUNTEER TRENDS. Ellis, Susan // Nonprofit World;Nov/Dec99, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p47
Provides an update on volunteer trends in the United States. National service; Service learning; Family volunteering; Short-term volunteer commitments; Welfare reforms; Cyberspace; International exchange.
- Nonprofit SPOTLIGHT. Butler, Elizabeth // New Orleans CityBusiness (1994 to 2008);2/9/2004, Vol. 24 Issue 33, p16
Focuses on the community health care services of nonprofit group Excelth Inc. in New Orleans, Louisiana. Increase in the number of patients; Provision of new access to primary care doctors; Response to the city's lack of primary care access. INSET: Nonprofit Notebook.
- Paging Dr. Twitter. S. H. // O, The Oprah Magazine;Nov2009, Vol. 10 Issue 11, p122
The article offers information on the growing popularity of the social networking site Twitter among medical personnel. Medical centers have started using the site to stay in touch with patients. The World Health Organization (WHO) sends updates on swine flu and the "British Medical Journal" has...
- Institute for one world health. Singh, J. // Indian Journal of Pharmacology;Aug2006, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p305
The article presents the website of OneWorld Health, a non-profit pharmaceutical company, which aims to address the public health issues by providing its related information globally. Gathering of information through this new, integrated, and multidimensional approaches is provided to address...