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James Bernstein, MD is the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Eniware LLC. A physician trained in thoracic, vascular, and transplantation surgery, Dr. Bernstein has been CEO of health care companies Noxilizer, Informax, Age Wave and General Health, Inc. Dr. Bernstein was a senior researcher in the laboratory of Jonas Salk and served as Chairman of President Carter’s health policy advisory group.

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It's Time to Put Teeth in Global Health Practice!

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2015 | 9:34 AM

*Co-authored by Jack M. Levine DDS.

Let's talk about teeth. The most common chronic disease in the word today is tooth decay. Gum disease is the sixth most common. Oral cancer ranks in the top 15 cancers worldwide. Although death from dental conditions is...

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There Is More to Women's Health Than Babies: Categorical Funding Fails the Bigger Purpose

(1) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 1:55 PM

Co-authored by Huma Malik

2015-03-17-1426605043-9595583-huma.png Huma Malik is the co-founder and COO of Eniware. Ms. Malik has more than 20 years of experience in helping organizations achieve their objectives in project management, and inter-government and diplomatic interactions. She was formerly Deputy...

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When 'Wow!' Is Not Enough

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 11:02 AM

Co-authored with Michael Steele


It's easy to make an instant impression -- relate the importance of a cause, the revolutionary nature of an idea, the dire need met by a new innovation. We are often generous with enthusiastic praise and encouragement because it comes at no cost, figurative...

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When the Good Samaritan Does More Harm Than Good

(3) Comments | Posted December 11, 2014 | 8:44 AM

This post was co-authored by Donald Macdonald, MD./

2014-12-10-Untitled.pngDr. Donald Macdonald is an Ophthalmologist at Monmouth Eyecare in New Jersey. As part of Right to Sight and Health, he has participated in many humanitarian missions to the Philippines, Nicaragua, Ghana, Cameroon,...

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The India Sterilization Tragedy; Highlighting the Need for Better Choices, Safer Procedures

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 1:46 PM

Co-Authored by Prashant Yadav, PhD*

Earlier this week 13 women died in Chhattisgarh in central India. They died after undergoing sterilization in a high-volume, low-cost "mass production" type campaign commonly termed "surgical camp." The media outrage over this has been astounding both in Indian and Western media. The...

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Surgery by Non-Surgeons: An Impending Future

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 3:36 PM

Co-authored by Jenny Gilberston and Rose Nanyonga

2014-11-06-jennygilbertson.jpegJenny Gilbertson received her Bachelor of Science in chemistry and French at Beloit College and her masters in scientific engineering in bioengineering innovation and design from Johns Hopkins University. She currently lives in Norway, where...

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A New Paradigm for Global Health Research: Local Needs, Local Teams

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 3:25 PM

Co-authored with Dr. Brenda D'Mello

2014-06-09-brenda.jpgA specialist in OBGYN since 1999, Dr. Brenda is currently working as a Technical Advisor at CCBRT, implementing a regional collaborative comprehensive maternal / newborn and disability inclusive capacity building project in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania supporting...

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More 3D for US Foreign Policy: Moving Beyond Soft Diplomacy Through Global Health

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 4:09 PM

Co-authored with Mohamed Abdouh Kabir

Years ago a young woman, wise beyond her years, advised me that I would be "a lot happier and a lot more successful if [I] were more 3D and less 2D." Taken somewhat aback, I inquired as to the hidden message in this...

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Three Recommendations to Foster Development in Africa's Health Markets

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 4:20 PM

Co-authored by Aline Wachner.
Aline Wachner is a PhD candidate at the International Research Network on Social and Economic Empowerment (IRENE/SEE) at Zeppelin University, Germany. Her research has investigated health care social enterprises in Columbia, Mexico, Kenya, and South Africa. She...

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Doing Well by Doing Good

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 5:51 PM

We are just back from three weeks in East Africa, where the need for simple solutions to overwhelming problems related to providing safe essential surgery confronted us wherever we journeyed. Even the untrained eye could recognize the problems that had been repeatedly told to us by doctors and nurses.

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Time for New Revolutions in Global Health Care

(2) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 4:26 PM

Non-communicable diseases, trauma and maternal death have now assumed a significant part of the disease burden in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), yet these issues are only recently gaining a foothold in the global health dialogue, which has previously concentrated on communicable diseases. A significant number of these conditions, including...

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Are You Afraid of the Dark: The Need for Electricity-Independent Surgery

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2013 | 1:53 PM

"A light where currently there is darkness -- the energy to lift people out of poverty -- that's what opportunity looks like..." - President Obama

Universal access to electricity may be on its way, but pregnant women have no time to wait. The global population is expanding by...

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Global Surgery: Myths and Realities

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2013 | 3:52 PM

Whether it's grabbed off the bar in Montana, Washington D.C., or Moscow, every Starbucks Frappuccino tastes just as sweet as the next. When you enter past that ubiquitous green Siren, you could be anywhere in the world. This is the key to Starbucks' success: consistent, reliable quality. They ensure every...

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The Silent Epidemic

(2) Comments | Posted April 3, 2013 | 10:59 AM

With gridlocked debates over sequestration, entitlement reforms, immigration, and domestic politics dominating the airwaves, evidence of the commonly invoked virtues of American ingenuity, innovation, and determination can get easily lost in the fray. As we are bombarded with news about our own nation 24 hours a day, all the noise...

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