Kwei Quartey

Columnist Kwei Quartey was born in Ghana and raised by an African American mother and a Ghanaian father, both of whom were university lecturers. He lives in Pasadena, California where he runs a wound care clinic and is the lead physician at an urgent care center. He is the author of two novels, Wife of the Gods and Children of the Street, with Murder at Cape Three Points due out in 2012. His website is www.kweiquartey.com.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Ebola's Racial Disparity
American healthcare workers Nancy Writebol, Kent Brantly , Craig Spencer , and Rick Sacra , as well as NBC cameraman Ashoka Mupko , were all beneficiaries of the medical sophistication of the U.S. hospital system. All of them contracted Ebola in West Africa and lived to tell the tale, emerging from...
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Monday, October 20, 2014
What West Africa Can Teach the US About Ebola
When the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital missed a crucial diagnosis of the Ebola virus and released Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan to go home, it unleashed a sequence of events that is still unfolding rapidly. As in the great AIDS panic , the introduction of the Ebola infection into the American...
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Thursday, October 09, 2014
Ebola and Moral Panic
In the wake of a Dallas hospital’s decision to release a Liberian patient with Ebola into the community—who later died of the disease after returning to the hospital—a fierce debate has erupted over how to deal with the potential for an outbreak in the United States. One idea is to bar people from...
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Thursday, November 28, 2013
Economics by Other Means: War, Poverty, and Conflict Minerals in Africa
Throughout the postcolonial period, internecine warfare—along with the poverty and underdevelopment that attend it—has been endemic to sub-Saharan Africa. The images are depressingly familiar: government forces fighting against armed rebel militias; terrorized, starving refugees fleeing for their lives; villages burned to the ground; women raped and men tortured.
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