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In The Field: The Americas TB Caucus Meets in Brasilia

Americas TB CaucusLast month, as part of the commemorations of World TB Day, Deliana Garcia, MA, Migrant Clinicians Network’s Director of International Projects, Research, and Development, traveled to Brasilia, Brazil to join health advocates and parliamentarians from across Central and South America in the first meeting of the Americas TB Caucus.

Wakeup Call: Climate Change and Public Health Report

MCN[Editor’s note: This week is National Public Health Week. Climate change has long been recognized as a significant and emerging global public health threat.

Five on Friday | April 1, 2016

MCNHappy Friday! We hope your springtime days are warm and healthy and not too allergy-ridden. Before we go sneezing into the weekend, here are a few news stories that MCN staff members thought are too good to be missed. Hope you enjoy them, too.

TB on the Rise: MCN’s Ed Zuroweste publishes in the San Francisco Chronicle

Tuberculosis is America’s biggest public health threat, greater than Zika, Ebola, and dengue fever combined. The latest news from the CDC that TB cases have increased in the last year underscored what activists have been voicing for several years: we don’t have enough funding in the US to keep TB in check, let alone work toward elimination. 

Five on Friday | March 25, 2016

MCNWorld TB Day once again filled our inboxes and covered our newsfeed. This year’s coverage seemed particularly urgent, with videos, specials, and many articles pointing out the rise in TB cases in the U.S. for the first time in two decades, and last year’s declaration that TB is the leading infectious disease killer, now killing more people each year than HIV/AIDS. What article got you thinking, which one inspired you, and which ones did you share?

Five on Friday | March 18, 2016

MCNIs it Friday already? Before you head into the weekend, take a look at the top five recommendations from MCN staff on news and notes in health justice. If you have one to share, let us know. Email Claire at chutkins-seda@migrantclinician.org.  

Five on Friday | March 11, 2016

MCNIt’s Friday! Let’s celebrate the weekend with the top five items from MCN staff, on the many happenings in migrant health and beyond. 

1. Candace, Specialist in Clinical Systems & Women’s Health, recommended an interesting article on how primary care providers are comparable to specialists for hepatitis C treatment.

Transnational Tuberculosis: Q&A with Dr. Cynthia Tschampl

MCNLast week, a newly published paper indicated that over 2,800 people leave the United States with active tuberculosis (TB) each year, while only ten percent receive continuity of care services like those provided by Migrant Clinicians Network’s Health Network. Without bridge case management, such cases could lead to incomplete treatment and development of drug resistance.

Five on Friday | March 4, 2016

MCNWe’ve had another very busy week at MCN. Here are some updates from the world of public health and health justice that we thought you’d enjoy, chosen by MCN staff members.

1. Del, Director of International Projects, Research, and Development, sent Premier, Inc.’s moving video on Health Network, which they created in celebration of Health Network’s Premier Cares Award.

New Research Indicates Need for Case Management for Mobile Tuberculosis Patients

AUSTIN, TX -- March 3, 2016 -- A new journal article released today revealed that an average of 2,827 people with active tuberculosis (TB) leave the United States each year, and only about ten percent of those patients receive case management to assure treatment continuation and completion at their new destination.

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