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Personnalité: Dre Joanne Liu

Sat, 2013-10-05 11:21

Pédiatre-urgentiste à Sainte-Justine, professeure adjointe de clinique au département de pédiatrie de l’Université de Montréal et étudiante à la maîtrise internationale en gestion de la santé à l’Université McGill, Joanne Liu s’apprête à tourner la page. Ses effets personnels sont emballés, les démissions ont été acceptées (à regret) et son mémoire a été remis au mois d’août, même si « l’étudiante » avait jusqu’aux Fêtes…

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Montreal Doctor is President of Médecins sans frontières

Thu, 2013-07-25 09:49

"I've never managed to get used to seeing people die." - Dr. Bernard Rieux, from The Plague by Albert Camus (and one of Joanne Liu's favourite books)

She has treated people near death from a cholera epidemic in Haiti. She was quick to respond to injured tsunami survivors in Indonesia in 2004. She braved war conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan's Darfur region.

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Point chaud - «Les vrais héros, ce ne sont pas des gens comme moi»

Fri, 2013-08-02 10:45

On a tort de considérer comme des héros les médecins qui travaillent en zones de conflits, estime la nouvelle dirigeante de Médecins sans frontières (MSF), la Québécoise Joanne Liu, de l’hôpital Sainte-Justine. Le véritable courage est ailleurs, selon elle, mais il ne nous intéresse pas assez.
La médecin de 48 ans réprime une pointe d’exaspération quand on lui demande pourquoi elle a dû dormir bottes aux pieds dans le Nord-Kivu. Elle avait peur des cambrioleurs et gardait près d’elle un baluchon pour pouvoir s’enfuir rapidement.

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The Status of mHealth in the Hospital Setting

Fri, 2013-08-02 10:45

So we’re all going to have mHealth, it seems. A major March 2012 report by consultancy PwC and representatives of the global mobile operator industry predicted the worldwide mhealth market is expected to reach $23 billion (EUR 18 billion approximately) by 2017, with Europe the biggest sector ahead of Asia Pacific. Meanwhile, one supplier estimated to us that there are at least 12,000 ‘health’ mobile apps on the Apple iTunes store already.

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A Management Approach to Healthcare

Fri, 2013-08-02 10:15

The demands in today’s healthcare environment require those clinically prepared to have managerial and leadership skills that are not learned in traditional training. The delivery of healthcare services is ever more complex, interactive and team-oriented. A thorough understanding of the whole field and all aspects of delivery are critical to contain costs and errors as well as to improve patient outcomes.

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Class Collaboration Aiming to Save Lives

Fri, 2013-07-05 10:06

A group of students from Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Montreal recently won a $100,000 grant from Grand Challenges Canada to field test an ingenious and low-cost water purification device that could potentially save millions of lives in developing countries.

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Simple Copper Device Could Save Millions of Lives

Fri, 2013-07-12 10:43

A simple copper device based on an ancient method for storing water may save the lives of millions of children around the world, experts say.
The device, now undergoing year-long tests in Kenya and India, is a coil of electric copper cables that is suspended in water. It has been proven in the laboratory to kill the pathogens.

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Dr. Joanne Liu Elected President of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International

Wed, 2013-07-10 11:20

Dr. Joanne Liu (IMHL Module 4 participant) has been elected President of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International, effective October 1, 2013.  

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How Can Doctors Prepare for New Roles in Clinical Commissioning Groups?

Wed, 2013-06-12 10:30

Changes in how health care is delivered, the absence of significant new money for the foreseeable future, and ageing populations threaten to overwhelm our UK health system if we don't change.

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Low-cost water purifier wins Canadian $100,000 grant

Tue, 2013-06-04 10:06

In developing countries, particularly in rural villages and urban slums, people can hardly afford water-purification systems. The consequences are fatal, with infectious diarrhoea causing around 2.2 million deaths every year, most of which are children under the age of five from countries like Kenya and India.

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