Recent challenges to a culture of patient safety

Originally published May 1, 2019 on Inside Angle, the blog of 3M’s Health Information Systems division. — A culture of patient safety built over the past twenty years is encountering roadblocks. Policies and recent events that defy both research and initiatives geared towards strengthening healthcare safety, whether intentional or not, must be highlighted to ensure … More Recent challenges to a culture of patient safety

A Sober Reality: Necessary Public-Private Partnerships Have Conflicts

The Twitterati is sounding the warning of health programs being approached by a tsunami of assistance from alcohol profits. The majority sentiment is that the poor public relations perception is not worth the financial support. First, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria, a multilateral institution benefiting from both governmental and private support, … More A Sober Reality: Necessary Public-Private Partnerships Have Conflicts

The Luxury to Choose

Originally published here on The Health Care Blog. Also featured by the CAFP as part of their 70th anniversary celebration. — The 80 year-old woman lay on her mat, her legs powerless, looking up at the small group that had come to visit her. There were no more treatment options left. The oral liquid morphine … More The Luxury to Choose

Good Governance, Better Healthcare for Uganda

Originally published here on the Council on Foreign Relations Africa in Transition blog. My co-author, Fred Bisso, MMed, MBCHb, is an otorhinolaryngology consultant at the Mbale Regional Referral Hospital, part-time lecturer at the Busitema University Faculty of Health Sciences, and the immediate past president of the Uganda Medical Association.  — Healthcare in Uganda, as well … More Good Governance, Better Healthcare for Uganda

Why We’re Here

It’s circumcision season here in Mbale. We occasionally approach celebratory processions of men and children of all ages pumping handheld tree branches in the air, trotting to the beat of chants and drums along the roads just outside of town. The 18 year-old of honor is in the middle of the parade covered in mud, … More Why We’re Here