Bangladesh: In Practice

BY SREEJA KODALI Welcoming decorations at a Ramadan celebration in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Source: Sreeja Kodali. Last summer I had the immense privilege of travelling to Dhaka, Bangladesh to assist in the implementation of a new epidemiological study from Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) at the National Institute of Neuro-Sciences (NINS). The study, funded by the National … Continue reading Bangladesh: In Practice

Spina Bifida in Kenya: Beyond the Case Studies

BY MILLIE CHAPMAN.Graphics by the Center for Disease Control. Spina bifida is a neurological disorder caused by the incomplete closing of the neural tube during embryonic development. It can lead to paralysis, abnormalities of the cerebellum, and orthopedic problems, among others. There is a high rate of Spina bifida in Kenya, where I spent this … Continue reading Spina Bifida in Kenya: Beyond the Case Studies