Global Health Rounds

Starting a physician assistant program in Liberia

Starting a physician assistant program in Liberia

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Steve Trexler, an American PA with over 30 years of experience, discusses the development of a physician assistant program in Liberia.

In the wake of the Ebola crisis, PAs in Liberia face professional challenges

In the wake of the Ebola crisis, PAs in Liberia face professional challenges

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Physician assistants in Liberia have played a key role in their country's health care during times of crisis, but they still face professional challenges.

PAs in India expanding from specialty areas to primary care

PAs in India expanding from specialty areas to primary care

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Ebin Abraham, PA, explains how the Indian PA profession began in cardiology and is now starting to expand into primary care to help meet rural health needs.

Rebuilding health infrastructure in war-torn South Sudan

Rebuilding health infrastructure in war-torn South Sudan

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Health tutor David Manana heads the Clinical Officer training program at the Maridi Health Sciences Institute.

PAs address Saudi Arabia's health-care challenges post-Arab Spring

PAs address Saudi Arabia's health-care challenges post-Arab Spring

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After the 2010 Arab uprisings, the physician assistant profession was created to address the rapidly changing health-care complications in Saudi Arabia.

Clinical officers meet Rwanda's health needs after genocide

Clinical officers meet Rwanda's health needs after genocide

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Emmy Bushaija, a clinical officer educator, is training the next generation of health-care providers in Rwanda.

A New Jersey nurse practitioner fights HIV in Africa

A New Jersey nurse practitioner fights HIV in Africa

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Deborah Winters, NP, used skills she learned in the United States to help create the Ethiopia HIV/ART Nurse Specialist (HANS) Training Program Evaluation.

What's in a name? PAs thrive in the United Kingdom

What's in a name? PAs thrive in the United Kingdom

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U.K. physician associates in high demand, face similar challenges as U.S. counterparts. Shane Apperley, PA-R, a senior orthopaedic physician associate discusses the fairly recent profession.

Clinical associates bridge health disparities in South Africa

Clinical associates bridge health disparities in South Africa

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American physician assistant and nurse practitioner programs could benefit from hands-on learning style of their South African counterparts. Shabalala Ayanda a clinical associate student at Walter Sisulu University discusses her experiences.

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