Repost from an old blog post, because it is the time of the year when emails from confused would-be PSM/Community Medicine MDs start trickling into my inbox… Each year, around the time of AIPG counseling, I get a fair number of emails asking about PSM as a career option. These question are mostly from students who have not really considered PSM as a career option, and … Continue reading PSM as a Career Option: #1 Why Choose PSM?
This study has been popping up all over the AMR radar for me for the past week; so, when I was stuck in traffic today, I decided to sit down and give the article a read. An interesting read, which does provide insights into the rapid global spread of AMR, this article, however, has been taken way out of context by the headlines of tabloids … Continue reading AMR Goes Global: Detection of Allochthonous Anthropogenic AMR Genes in High Arctic Regions
Reflections on a PLOS ONE paper by researchers from Medecins Sans Frontieres, who crowdsourced data using open source tools during the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa to get more accurate and up-to-date disease maps. Continue reading Mapping Infectious Diseases Using Crowdsourced Data Collected With Open-Source Tools
A short argument for developing appropriate, sensitive, nation-wide surveillance networks to address the problem of under-reporting of cholera. Continue reading Addressing Cholera Under-Reporting Key to Mounting Proportionate Public Health Response
My reflections on the proceedings of the 3rd meeting of the case management work group of the Global Task Force for Cholera Control, which met in Veyrier du Lac, France, in November, 2018. I spoke about the state of community based management of cholera in India. Continue reading Ending Cholera by 2030: Case Management Remains a Key Priority