October 30, 2018 As the world becomes increasingly connected, the goal to ensure that communities around the globe have access to better health becomes more urgent – and more achievable. To address this need, a consortium of leading Bay Area nonprofits, companies and universities announced today the formation of the Bay Area Global Health Alliance.
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Ajay Pillarisetti DATE OF PUBLICATION: February 2018 REGION: Global REFERENCE: Steenland K, Pillarisetti A, Kirby M, Peel J, Clark M, Checkley W, Chang HH, Clasen T. Environ Int. 2018. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2017.11.018. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT:  Improved biomass and advanced fuel cookstoves can lower household air pollution (HAP), but levels of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) often remain above the
DATE OF PUBLICATION: October 2018 REGION: Global REFERENCE: Flowra MT, Asaduzzaman M. Lancet Planet Health. 2018. doi: 10.1016/S2542-5196(18)30203-1. ACCESS: Link
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Sandra McCoy DATE OF PUBLICATION: October 2018 REGION: Africa REFERENCE: Fahey CA, Njau PF, Dow WH, Kapologwe N, McCoy SI. AIDS. 2018. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000002056. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Food insecurity (FI) impedes antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence. We previously demonstrated that short-term cash and food incentives increased ART possession and retention in HIV services in Tanzania. To elucidate
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Ndola Prata DATE OF PUBLICATION: October 2018 REGION: Africa REFERENCE: Hobday K, Hulme J, Homer C, Zualo Wate P, Belton S, Prata N. 2018. doi: 10.1186/s12978-018-0622-4. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Post-partum haemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal deaths in Mozambique. In 2015, the Mozambican Ministry of Health launched the National Strategy for the Prevention of Post-Partum Haemorrhage
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Jennifer Ahern DATE OF PUBLICATION: October 2018 REGION: Africa REFERENCE: Lippman SA, Leddy AM, Neilands TB, Ahern J, MacPhail C, Wagner RG, Peacock D, Twine R, Goin DE, Gómez-Olivé FX, Selin A, Tollman SM, Kahn K, Pettifor A. 2018. doi: 10.1002/jia2.25182. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in South Africa bear a disproportionate burden
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Ajay Pillarisetti, MT Hernandez, John Balmes, Kirk Smith DATE OF PUBLICATION: October 2018 REGION: Paraguay REFERENCE: Tagle M, Pillarisetti A, Hernandez MT, Troncoso K, Soares A, Torres R, Galeano A, Oyola P, Balmes J, Smith KR. Indoor Air. 2018 Oct 19. doi: 10.1111/ina.12513. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT:In Paraguay, 49% of the population depends on biomass (wood and charcoal) for
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Sarah Jane Holcombe DATE OF PUBLICATION: August 2017 REGION: Africa REFERENCE: Burrowes S, Holcombe SJ, Jara D, Carter D, Smith K. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2017 Aug. DOI: 10.1186/s12884-017-1442-1. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT:  It is increasingly recognized that disrespect and abuse of women during labor and delivery is a violation of a woman’s rights and a
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: John Marshall, Wu SL DATE OF PUBLICATION: May 2018 REGION: Africa REFERENCE: Marshall JM, Wu SL, Sanchez C HM, Kiware SS, Mdhlovu M, Ouédraogo AL, Touré MB, Sturrock HJ, Ghani AC, Ferguson NM doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-26023-1. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: As Africa-wide malaria prevalence declines, an understanding of human movement patterns is essential to inform how best to

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