Nothing worthwhile ever happens quickly and easily. You achieve only as you are determined to achieve … and you keep at it until you have achieved ☼ Robert H. Lauer

Obtained from Nature Review: http://www.nature.com/nrd/journal/v11/n3/fig_tab/nrd3681_F1.html.

Why this isn’t Contagion. VSV-EBOV: The Latest N&TD Curse

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October 23, 2014 • Public Health☼

Think Malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS, and the latest: Ebola. Different from “Orphan” Diseases (in which the affliction occurs in developed countries, but has an extremely low prevalence), neglected and tropical diseases are mainly characteristic of underdeveloped regions. Both classifications present a conundrum to pharmaceutical companies. Conditions with very small populations, and conditions that may in fact… Read More ›

Public Health☼ »

Why this isn’t Contagion. VSV-EBOV: The Latest N&TD Curse

(0) Obtained from Nature Review: http://www.nature.com/nrd/journal/v11/n3/fig_tab/nrd3681_F1.html.

Think Malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS, and the latest: Ebola. Different from “Orphan” Diseases (in which the affliction occurs in developed countries, but has an extremely low prevalence), neglected and tropical diseases are mainly characteristic of underdeveloped regions. Both classifications present a conundrum to pharmaceutical companies. Conditions with very small populations, and conditions that may in fact… Read More ›

Political☼ »

Finding Justice for Kate Puzey

(0) Photo Courtesy of Katesvoice.net

My foreign staffer friend on Capitol Hill forwarded an email to me yesterday, which details a petition seeking justice for slain Peace Corps volunteer, Kate Puzey. Most people I know in the PCV and RPCV community are familiar with Kate’s case. It was highly relevant to my own Peace Corps service in China, which began… Read More ›

Travel☼ »

The Security Manifesto of Schiphol

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I remember the first time I returned to my hometown after spending my first year abroad. My connecting flight was routed through Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, and the incredible security measures at LAX were so surprising I remember them every time I fly back to the US. Drug detecting dogs descended on the line of weary passengers…. Read More ›

Culture☼ »

Parklets: A Continuation of Coffee shop Culture

(0) Photo courtesy of the Boston Globe (2013)

In 2012, the city of Boston started a new experiment with urban space by way of the parklet. The size of a mere few former parking spaces on the side of a road or near full sized parks, these phenomena include artistically designed seating arrangements to encourage conversation and friendly gatherings – without requiring its… Read More ›

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