MSF USA's Matthew Spitzer shares his serious concerns regarding Congress' proposals for extensive cuts to the federal budget for global health programs. Such cuts would obstruct various organizations' efforts to reduce the death toll of HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases.
Chagas has been a scourge of the developing world for decades—particularly in poor Latin American countries, where a bug known as the kissing bug transmits the disease—but it's increasingly becoming a U.S. health problem.
Guest blog by David M. Olson, MD, Medical Advisor, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), New York, NY, USA. This week I have been called back to Haiti because of the cholera epidemic that first hit in late October and which continues to have a devastating effect. At the time of writing this post, more than 1,100 people have died and over 18,000 hospitalizations due to cholera have been reported throughout the country.