Profile: Jocalyn Clark

Public Health Scientist

I'm a public health scientist, medical journal editor/journalist + global health connoisseur with a passion for open access and sharing knowledge.

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Global Child Cancer Care and Hospital Hygiene

A couple of years ago I wrote about a talk Wendy Graham gave at the Maternal Health conference in Arusha, where PLOS Medicine was launching its Maternal Health Collection. I found the talk startling. She raised troubling questions about the global push for institutional births when facilities in many regions are ill-equipped, unclean, under-staffed, and otherwise inadequate to meeting women’s needs. Why focus so much on facility interventions to reduce maternal deaths when the settings (hospitals or clinics) themselves lack the basic hygiene and sanitary conditions necessary to achieve intended health outcomes?

Category: Childrens Cancer Awareness

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