UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Eva Harris DATE OF PUBLICATION: November 2018 REGION: South America REFERENCE: Andrade DV, Harris E. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Zika virus (ZIKV) caused explosive epidemics across the Americas, starting in Brazil in 2015, and has been associated with severe manifestations such as microcephaly in babies born to infected mothers and Guillain-Barré syndrome in adults. As the
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Eva Harris DATE OF PUBLICATION: November 2018 REGION: Africa REFERENCE: Gudo ES, Ali S, António VS, Chelene IR, Chongo I, Demanou M, Falk K, Guiliche OC, Heinrich N, Monteiro V, Muianga AF, Oludele J, Mula F, Mutuku F, Amade N, Alho P, Betsem E, Chimbuinhe Z, Cristovam AJ, Galano G, Gessain A, Harris E,
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Kirk Smith DATE OF PUBLICATION: November 2018 REGION: Asia REFERENCE: Zhao B, Zheng H, Wang S, Smith KR, Lu X, Aunan K, Gu Y, Wang Y, Ding D, Xing J, Fu X, Yang X, Liou KN, Hao J. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: To tackle the severe fine particle (PM2.5) pollution in China, the government has implemented
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Ahern J DATE OF PUBLICATION: November 2018 REGION: Africa REFERENCE: Leddy AM, Lippman SA, Neilands TB, Twine R, Ahern J, Gómez-Olivé FX, DeLong SM, MacPhail C, Kahn K, Pettifor AE. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2018 Nov 19. pii: jech-2018-211357. doi: 10.1136/jech-2018-211357. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a human rights violation and is associated with a variety of
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Bustos Carrillo, Burger-Calderon, Eva Harris DATE OF PUBLICATION: November 2018 REGION: North America REFERENCE:  Bustos Carrillo F, Collado D, Sanchez N, Ojeda S, Lopez Mercado B, Burger-Calderon R, Gresh L, Gordon A, Balmaseda A, Kuan G, Harris E. DOI: 10.1128/JVI.01622-18. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: In late 2013, chikungunya virus (CHIKV) was introduced into the Americas, leading to widespread epidemics. A
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