- Absolutely fantastic overview of the distribution of health workers worldwide. The interactive graph is incredibly useful and quite surprising: Russia has almost twice as many physicians per capita as the United States – and 40 times as many as Uganda
- A second baby has “sero-reverted to HIV Negative,” which is a big, big deal. There are massive global public health implications to this, but the key will be to operationalize it for the world’s most vulnerable HIV-positive mothers-to-be (which is really, really hard to do)
- Iora Health is taking a holistic approach to primary care, and hopefully ACOs will pick up and adapt the model for their populations. Though it’s troubling that the organization says it’s “too early” for analysis on health outcomes and cost – it’s been around since 2011, and even if you concede that the savings are over a longer time horizon (as they should!), there should still be some indication that they’re on the right or wrong track
- A cool iPhone case that can take heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, and O2 sat. At $200, will be interesting to see if it’s picked up by health insurers, ACOs, or Quantified Self fans
- Some really interesting survey results of “Generation Z,” the next age group after mine (Millennials): they’re less interested in advanced degrees and much more interested in hobbies-as-jobs and impact-related jobs than Millennials
- This is an excellent, excellent article at Project Millennial by Allen Joseph and Emily Flower: kids literally do walk uphills both ways to get to school in Providence, Rhode Island, and awful busing policies are basically ensuring high truancy levels
- Jon Chait is just so, so good at this: ”In the place of grandiose, Randian lectures, Ryan ventures outside the world of right-wing pseudo-scholarship and actually attempts to engage with mainstream economic analysis.This decision is very much to Ryan’s credit. On the other hand, it turns out to have been a gigantic mistake.” (though also read this as a corrective: if journalists are misrepresenting researchers’ comments to them that’s obviously just as bad, or worse. And it means we’re in the “meta” phase of this story)
- Rocket. Cats.
- I refuse to believe this is a thing
- Current Location: New York City I'm Mike Miesen, a one-time freelance journalist/consultant and amateur photographer/traveler. Previously, I was based in Uganda. Now, I live in New York City and work for Gradian Health Systems, a nonprofit social enterprise.
- Recent Articles "Geeking Out: Uganda's Women Are Teaching the Next Generation of Girl Geeks" - At The Daily Beast "The Inadequacy of Donating Medical Medical Devices to Sub-Saharan Africa" - At The Atlantic "Kenya's Women Fight Back" - At Newsweek/The Daily Beast "Life of a Salesman: The Youth are Bringing Quality Products to Nairobi's Slums" - At ThinkAfricaPress
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