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Clinician-to-Clinician: A Forum for Health Justice

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
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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
By: MCN Admin, May. 6, 2014
La Madre - acrylicIleana Ponce-Gonzalez, is not only a great Senior Advisor here at MCN, she proves an amazing artist as well. This year's Mother's Day card displays her talents, especially in capturing the essence of motherhood, Mother Nature, and feminine beauty. La Madre represents Caribbean women, specifically composed as a tribute to migrant mothers and to promote breast... Read More
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By: MaryEMiller, Mar. 28, 2014
The proposed revisions to the Worker Protection Standard have many positive elements and I, along and many others concerned about farm worker health applaud the EPA for this long-awaited proposal.  In particular, for the first time an age requirement has been proposed to determine who is eligible to handle pesticides.  However, for unknown reasons the proposed age requirement has been... Read More
MCN recognizes World TB Day TB Net
By: Anonymous, Mar. 21, 2014
The cause of tuberculosis was discovered on March 24, 1882 by Dr. Robert Koch. The disease is curable, yet according to the latest estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO),"Of the 9 million people a year who get sick with TB, a third of them are ‘missed’ by health systems. Many of these 3 million people live in the world’s poorest, most vulnerable communities or are among marginalized... Read More
By: KerryBrennan, Mar. 5, 2014
Last week, President Obama and every member of Congress received a copy of Seth Holmes’ Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies.  For nearly two years, physician and anthropologist Seth Holmes lived and worked as a migrant farmworker. His rich depiction of the struggle, suffering, and resilience of migrant farmworkers not only provides a necessary testimony of the lives of those who put food on our... Read More
By: MayraMelendez, Dec. 19, 2013
 A missing screw on his license plate may take a single father away from his daughter. On February 5, 2013 a police officer pulled over Noe Parra Manrique. The reason: Noe’s truck was missing a screw on his license plate. Like many immigrants, Noe does not have a driver’s license. The police officer immediately took Noe into custody for driving without a license. Within an hour Immigration... Read More
By: Candace Kugel, Nov. 1, 2013
The Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) is pleased to receive support of our mission to be a force for health justice for the mobile poor from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).  A recent ACOG Committee Opinion entitled Exposure to Toxic Environmental Agents - produced in collaboration with the University of California, San Francisco Program on Reproductive Health... Read More
Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings, 6th Edition
By: mpiorunski, Sep. 11, 2013
Your patient reports stomach pain, nausea and headache. It’s nearing the heart of flu season - these are possible flu symptoms, you think. On examination, the patient doesn’t present with a fever. “Is anyone at home sick?” you ask.   No. “When did the symptoms begin?”  Hoy (Today).You notice the patient appears to be dressed for work. “Where were you when the symptoms began?” you... Read More
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