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Successful citizen revolts in Tunisia and Egypt have set off a wave of demonstrations in capital cities in the Middle East and North Africa with dissidents seeking to throw off decades of political repression.  International news organizations are reporting marches and skirmishes with police that may be the beginning of sustained efforts to force major changes in regimes. From Algiers,…

My eyes were opened to the threat posed by multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) when I read about Dr. Paul Farmer’s evangelical efforts to raise the world’s consciousness in Tracy Kidder’s book Mountains Beyond Mountains.  Years later I’ve learned the threat continues to grow. The World Health Organization works very closely with Farmer’s Partners In Health organization to monitor and combat…

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