7 Questions with Dr. Makasa

By Patricia  Egessa , Senior Communications ManagerApril 09, 2021Dr. Mpundu Makasa is a clinician and public health practitioner who works in the primary health care setting. She has a Master of Public Health and a PhD in Epidemiology. Dr. Makasa is currently enrolled in the University of Zambia’s (UNZA) Family Medicine Residency Program that is supported by Seed Global Health. Later this year, Dr. Makasa will be the first graduate of the program. She will become a faculty member after graduation, reinvesting her newfound skills and experience to teach for the program. Seed Global Health talked to her about her experience, family medicine in Zambia, and advancing gender equity in the health workforce.What inspired you to pursue a career in family medicine?I joined the University of Zambia as a faculty member in the School of Medicine’s Department of Community Medicine. At the time, the school was looking to start a training program in family medicine. I was asked to join and serve as chairperson on the family medicine working group, even though I had no prior training in the field. Fortunately, there was a family physician, Dr. Jim Sanders, from the Medical College of Wisconsin, who was on sabbatical and had dedicated his time to work with the group on developing the curriculum. Collaborating with him to complete this process gave me insight into what family medicine is. As part of our planning, we visited countries in the region that have fa...
Source: IntraHealth International - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: COVID-19 World Health Worker Week Gender Equality Health Workforce & Systems Primary Health Care Health Workers Source Type: news

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Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: European Journal of RadiologyAuthor(s): Davide Colombi, Marcello Petrini, Gabriele Maffi, Gabriele D. Villani, Flavio C. Bodini, Nicola Morelli, Gianluca Milanese, Mario Silva, Nicola Sverzellati, Emanuele Michieletti
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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Authors: Recker F, Weber E, Strizek B, Gembruch U, Seibel A Abstract In the current coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, certain patients are becoming seriously ill. Lung pathologies are common, and some patients even go on to develop acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which requires intubation and artificial respiration of the critically ill patient. Imaging of the lung is absolutely necessary to obtain a diagnosis, assess the course of disease and for treatment. Particularly in gynecology and obstetrics (OBGYN), ultrasound scans of the lung can be a useful additional tool when caring for pregnant patients in...
Source: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde - Category: OBGYN Tags: Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd Source Type: research
Condition:   COVID-19 Intervention:   Other: severity of lung involvement with COVID-19. Sponsor:   Gaziosmanpasa Taksim Research and Education Hospital Completed
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An oligosymptomatic patient with initially exclusively gastrointestinal symptoms (massive nausea and mild pancreatitis) turned out to suffer from COVID-19 during the hospital stay. The patient did not exhibit the typical COVID-symptoms cough or fever despite lung involvement. The gastroenterological diagnostic investigations comprised abdominal ultrasound, gastroscopy and endoscopic ultrasound and first revealed no clear cause of these symptoms. In an abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan, patchy ground-glass opacities in both lungs were discovered and the following chest CT scan and a virus PCR test revealed the right a...
Source: European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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