Satnarine R Maharaj

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BACKGROUND Tourism is an important earner of foreign exchange in Jamaica; hence, the protection of the visitors' health is very important. A study of travelers to Jamaica in 1996 to 1997 found that travelers' diarrhea (TD) affected almost 25% of visitors. The Ministry of Health (Jamaica) initiated a program for the prevention and control of TD aimed at(More)
Healthcare models which recognize the equity principle have had to confront the challenge of providing healthcare for the poor and dispossessed. Healthcare premised on "human rights" strives to remove/ reduce barriers to access by a complete waiver of all fees in the public sector or various other subsidies to make healthcare more affordable. Social welfare(More)
latrogeny remains a constant challenge to all members of the health team who must be made aware from the onset of their roles and responsibility to their patients with particular reference to patients' rights and well-being. Physicians, as the acknowledged leaders of the health team, have the greatest role in this respect; their training and involvement in(More)
The four goals of good healthcare are to relieve symptoms, cure disease, prolong life and improve quality of life. Access to healthcare has been a perpetual challenge to healthcare providers who must take into account important factors such as equity, efficiency and effectiveness in designing healthcare systems to meet the four goals of good healthcare. The(More)
The Flexner Report of 1910 concluded that there were too many medical schools in the United States of America (U.S.A.). In the wake of this conclusion, Flexner recommended higher admission and graduation standards for medical schools, the expected impact being fewer medical schools and graduates. One unintended consequence of this recommendation was a(More)
Due to the destruction of teaching facilities in primary care by a recent hurricane, first clinical year medical students were placed with general practitioners, in order to fulfil the requirements of a community medicine clerkship. Student feedback indicated a very high level of interest, with a variety of learning experiences--the attitudinal attributes(More)
The curriculum in community health is best described as eclectic and dynamic. Its relevance is maintained by its response to the macro-environment; this response, whether innovative or otherwise, may be incremental on the one hand or feature wholesale change consequent on radical rethinking on the other. This paper reviews the content of the emerging(More)
The availability of and equitable access to, health services have challenged healthcare providers with a greater degree of urgency since the end of World War II. Prior to that time, concepts such as equity and social justice were just that, concepts but no real attempts were ever made to operationalize them. Goods and services were still produced and(More)