Come hear Bryan Murphy-Eustis, Executive Director for Partners In Health (PIH) Liberia discuss PIH’s work in building a comprehensive health system in the wake of the Ebola epidemic and plans to build a high-quality public teaching hospital in Maryland County, Liberia. PIH is an international NGO co-founded by Dr. Paul Farmer in 1987 whose mission

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Lia Fernald DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 2016 REGION: Chile, South America REFERENCE: Kagawa RMC, Fernald LCH, Behrman JR. Weight Status and Behavioral Problems among Very Young Children in Chile. Chevrier J, ed. PLoS ONE. 2016;11(9):e0161380. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0161380. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Our objective was to explore the association between weight status and behavioral problems in children before school age. We examined whether

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Meiling Gao DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 2016 REGION: China REFERENCE: Wang J, Hang Ho S, Huang R et al. Characterization of parent and oxygenated-polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Xi’an, China during heating period: An investigation of spatial distribution and transformation. Chemosphere. 2016;159:367-377. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.06.033. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and its oxygenated derivatives (OPAHs) are toxins in

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Richard A. Gosselin DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 2016 REGION: Sierra Leone and Nepal REFERENCE: Stewart B, Kushner A, Kamara T et al. Backlog and burden of fractures in Sierra Leone and Nepal: Results from nationwide cluster randomized, population-based surveys. International Journal of Surgery. 2016;33:49-54. doi:10.1016/j.ijsu.2016.07.009. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: The burden of injury is increasing worldwide; planning for

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: John M. Colford DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 2016 REGION: Kenya, Africa REFERENCE: Pickering A, Arnold B, Dentz H, Colford J, Null C. Climate and Health Co-Benefits in Low-Income Countries: A Case Study of Carbon Financed Water Filters in Kenya and a Call for Independent Monitoring. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2016. doi:10.1289/ehp342. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: The recent global climate agreement in Paris aims

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Peter W. Hunt, Jeffrey N. Martin DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 2016 REGION: Uganda, Africa REFERENCE: Bebell L, Siedner M, Musinguzi N et al. Trends in one-year cumulative incidence of death between 2005 and 2013 among patients initiating antiretroviral therapy in Uganda. International Journal of STD & AIDS. 2016. doi:10.1177/0956462416671431. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Recent ecological data demonstrate improving outcomes

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Christopher T. Anderson, Sarah A. Reynolds, Lia CH Fernald DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 2016 REGION: Peru, South America REFERENCE: Andersen CT, Stein AD, Reynolds SA, et al. Stunting in Infancy Is Associated with Decreased Risk of High Body Mass Index for Age at 8 and 12 Years of Age. The Journal of Nutrition. 2016;146(11):2296-2303. doi:10.3945/jn.116.234633. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT:

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Luis Rosero-Bixby DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 2016 REGION: Costa Rica REFERENCE: Rosero-Bixby L, Coto-Yglesias F, Dow WH. Pulse blood pressure and cardiovascular mortality in a population-based cohort of elderly Costa Ricans. Journal of Human Hypertension. 2016;30(9):555-562. doi:10.1038/jhh.2015.117. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: We studied the relationships between blood pressure (BP), pulse pressure (PP) and cardiovascular (CV) death in older adults using data

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Karen Sokal-Gutierrez DATE OF PUBLICATION: July 2016 REGION: El Salvador REFERENCE: Dabiri D, Fontana M, Kapila Y, Eckert G, Sokal-Gutierrez K. Community-based assessment and intervention for early childhood caries in rural El Salvador. International Dental Journal. 2016;66(4):221-228. doi:10.1111/idj.12228. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: The objectives were to assess early childhood caries (ECC) in rural areas of El Salvador and to

UC BERKELEY AUTHORS: Henry Puerta-Guardo, Daniela Michlmayr, Chunling Wang, Eva Harris UCSF AUTHORS: Takako Tabata, Matthew Petit, June Fang-Hoover, Lenore Pereira DATE OF PUBLICATION: August 2016 REGION: The Americas REFERENCE: Tabata T, Petitt M, Puerta-Guardo H et al. Zika Virus Targets Different Primary Human Placental Cells, Suggesting Two Routes for Vertical Transmission. Cell Host & Microbe. 2016;20(2):155-166. doi:10.1016/j.chom.2016.07.002. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Zika

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Allison G. Harvey DATE OF PUBLICATION: August 2016 REGION: Norway REFERENCE: Sivertsen B, Harvey A, Pallesen S, Hysing M. Trajectories of sleep problems from childhood to adolescence: a population-based longitudinal study from Norway. Journal of Sleep Research. 2016. doi:10.1111/jsr.12443. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: The aim of the current study was to assess the development and stability of sleep problems

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Zachary Wagner, William H. Dow DATE OF PUBLICATION: August 2016 REGION: Tanzania, Africa REFERENCE: Wagner Z, Gong E, de Walque D, Dow W. The Impact of Positive Income Shocks on Risky Sexual Behavior: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania. AIDS and Behavior. 2016. doi:10.1007/s10461-016-1524-5. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: In this paper, we exploit a lottery in Tanzania, which randomly assigned eligible participants