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Fair Trade Month
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 31, 2014
October is not just a big, long prelude to Halloween night; it’s also Fair Trade Month, when we celebrate the movement to provide third-world farmers and farmworkers a fair wage and safe working conditions through our purchases. Additionally, October is the start of the cocoa harvest in West Africa, the region that grows most of the world’s cocoa, some of which will likely end up in your child’s... Read More
Union World Conference
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 30, 2014
Editor’s Note: This week, Del Garcia, MCN’s Director of International Projects, Research and Development is in Barcelona, attending the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health, sponsored by the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. The five-day conference features over 150 sessions with presenters from 65 countries. Here is a short update on Del’s presentation on the... Read More
Union World Conference on Lung Health
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 28, 2014
Editor’s Note: This week, Del Garcia, MCN’s Director of International Projects, Research and Development is in Barcelona, attending the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health, sponsored by the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. The five-day conference features over 150 sessions with presenters from 65 countries.  Here is a short update on Del’s impressions from... Read More
By: Edward Zuroweste, Oct. 10, 2014
In light of the recent mishandling of a patient with Ebola virus in Dallas, Texas, MCN has been discussing internally the importance of communication between each patient’s care team. Such issues greatly affect migrant clinicians, where language and cultural differences may create additional communication barriers. Please see the first part of this two-part posting to hear more about... Read More
By: Charlotte McCann, Oct. 9, 2014
The stories of unaccompanied children crossing the US/Mexico border have faded some from the headlines but not from the hearts and minds of caring clinicians. Marsha Griffin, MD, offers a stark reminder as she recounts experiences of some of these children in Doctors With Borders.Dr. Griffin is a pediatrician at Brownsville Community Health Center in Brownsville, TX, and lead author of “... Read More
Electronic Health Record
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Oct. 8, 2014
EDIT: MCN is saddened to hear Thomas Duncan has passed away. We offer our condolences to his family and friends.On September 25, Thomas Eric Duncan went to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas, with an unspecified illness. During the intake interview with the nurse, he noted that he had recently returned from Liberia, the country at the epicenter of the Ebola virus, which has... Read More
Information from the CDC about stopping the Ebola outbreak
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 18, 2014
MCN’s Chief Medical Officer, Ed Zuroweste is currently finishing up a training in Uganda on Ebola virus preparedness and disaster response.  About 50 clinicians from across Africa are attending the five-day training, organized by the World Health Organization (WHO).  Some clinicians will be returning to their home countries to train other health workers in the information and tactics... Read More
Ed Zuroweste training in Uganda
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 17, 2014
MCN’s Chief Medical Director, Ed Zuroweste, was asked by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be a lead trainer for an international effort to train primary care clinicians in Africa to handle the Ebola crisis.  Here is Ed’s update from Uganda, where the third day of training has just finished.“In the afternoon we split up in groups and had several hands-on learning stations that all 50... Read More
©MCN-Earl Dotter
By: KerryBrennan, Sep. 17, 2014
With your help, MCN added more than 17,000 voices to the call for stronger workplace protections for our nation's farmworkers. On Monday August 18, MCN submitted our Clinician Sign-On Letter, which outlined 14 critical points to strengthen the proposed changes to the Worker Protection Standard (WPS), to the EPA with 2,343 clinician signatures.  Additionally, MCN submitted its petition “... Read More
Ed Zuroweste training in Uganda
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Sep. 16, 2014
MCN’s Chief Medical Officer Ed Zuroweste arrived in Uganda yesterday, to assist in training clinicians in Ebola virus preparedness and disaster response. The five-day training was organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the 50 attending clinicians, mostly ER doctors and infectious disease specialists from the African Union, Gambia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and Southern Sudan... Read More
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