Case Report of Non-Communicable Diseases in Uganda: Addressing Challenges with Access to Healthcare and How Community Health Workers May Be a Potential Solution

Onyilofor C. Enough is enough: the silent rise of non-communicable diseases in Uganda. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;23. Introduction I removed my shoes and followed Esther* as we entered her house to meet her husband, Martin*. Esther is a community health worker (CHW) for the Ministry of Health in eastern rural Uganda. Earlier that day, I […]

Don’t Blame the Smoker

Kaplan J. Don’t blame the smoker. Harvard Public Health Review. Fall 2018;15. “More people die each year from smoking than from murder, AIDS, suicide, drugs, car crashes, and alcohol, combined.” A callous, robotic voice delivered statements like the one above in complete monotony. As this Siri-esque narrator read off these disturbing smoking facts, plain black […]