8 Oct 2010
“If you build it, he will come,” whispered an unseen voice
to the protagonist in the movie Field of
Dreams. Of course that was about building a baseball field, but it turns
out that the same principle applies to healthcare delivery in developing
countries. The voice talking to Kevin Costner was an advocate of supply-side
intervention, much in the way public healthcare has operated in developing
countries until recently.
4 Oct 2010
On Friday the National Institutes of Health (NIH) hosted a
public meeting of TATFAR, or the Trans
Atlantic Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance. I attended, interested to observe this stakeholder discussion of antibiotic resistance and policies
to alleviate the problem.