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Dr. Electron Kebebew

In the Spotlight Section of this issue, we present the profile of none other than Dr. Electron Kebebew. He is an accomplished clinician and medical researcher of the first caliber. We were hoping to carry a full email interview on his illustrious career. However, despite repeated attempts on our part, and due to his busy …

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Digitizing patient data- some perspectives and recommendations for Ethiopia

Mulugeta Gebregziabher, PhD Professor and Vice Chair Department of Public Health Sciences Medical University of South Carolina E-mail: gebregz@musc.edu Introduction: An electronic medical record (EMR) is the systematized collection of electronically-stored demographics and health information (e.g., medical history, medications, test results, billing data, etc.) on patients in a digital format [1]. EMR systems are designed to store data …

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The health and environmental hazards of “festal” or disposable plastic bags and other disposable plastics in Ethiopia

Abebe Haregewoin, MD, Ph. D. Maryland, USA The scourge of “festal” aka plastic bags in Ethiopia and Africa Thousands of plastic factories all over the world and in Ethiopia are producing tons of plastic bags, which are very popularly and increasingly used by the Ethiopian people for shopping purposes because of its ease, cheap value …

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The wild side of infections, a complex and cryptic source of disease spillover to human, and an ecologically relevant interface in one health

Zelalem H. Mekuria DVM, PhD. Post-doctoral Scholar, School of Veterinary Medicine Louisianan State University, Baton Rouge, LA zmekuria1@lsu.edu History has it, that infectious diseases spared no country, social order or religious groups. The sheer magnitude sickness, suffering and deaths as a result were difficult to measure. Writers, philosophers and elites of the past have sampled …

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Message from Editor in Chief

The purpose of a Newsletter is typically to disseminate information on the activities of an organization, in this case that of People to People (P2P), Inc. While this remains to be the central mission of P2P e-Health Newsletter, it will also entertain articles on topical health issues in its various “sections.” The Newsletter is envisioned …

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