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On July 11, 2017, UC Berkeley and UCSF co-hosted the joint symposium, Advancing science and policy to accelerate the global fight against Tuberculosis, bringing together many TB researchers, advocates, and policymakers from around the Bay Area. The symposium, held on the occasion of the first meeting of The Lancet Commission on Tuberculosis, brought together UC

On a sunny day in mid-May, fourteen teams from across the country convened at UC Berkeley to compete in the second annual Bay Area Global Health Innovation Challenge, hosted by San Francisco Bay Area universities and the HealthRoots Foundation for Global Health. The competition, launched last year at the 2016 Consortium of Universities for Global

On Saturday, May 20th, 2017, from 4:00 PM – 8:30 PM, San Francisco Bay Area universities and the HealthRoots Foundation for Global Health will come together to host the annual Bay Area Global Health Innovation Challenge. Hosted this year at the Li Ka Shing Center on the UC Berkeley campus, the annual event draws upon

By: Robert E. Snyder, PhD, MPH Berkeley, CA, Jan 3, 2017 For the first-time ever, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health will be offering an undergraduate summer minor in global public health. Enrollment opens in early February 2017 for this year’s summer program. The minor, designed to provide a summer opportunity for non-public health

Experts at UCSF and UC Berkeley are teaming up to evaluate an m-health intervention designed to improve healthcare and nutrition for mothers and babies in India, with a 2-year, $1.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Maternal child health interventions in India have improved significantly in recent years, with much credit given

By: Robert E. Snyder, PhD, MPH Berkeley, CA, Nov 15, 2016 On October 29, The UC Berkeley Center for Global Public Health convened a symposium on Berkeley’s campus inviting a diverse group of experts from UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, UC Davis, and Stanford to provide updates on the status of Zika virus research. The

By: Robert E. Snyder, PhD, MPH Berkeley, CA, Nov 2, 2016 On a planet of growing cities, one of the greatest challenges facing our survival is the health and well-being of the most vulnerable urban residents who live in slums, whose population is estimated to have reached 1 billion in 2015. These slum dwellers face a number of

How might we change the world? How can we prepare students to be the global health leaders of tomorrow? How might we harness the potential of public health enthusiasts — so that, in the future, they can make meaningful contributions to improve maternal health and reduce mortality in children? How can we stave off emerging

2016 Global Health Fellows Symposium

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Please Save the Date for the 2016 Global Health Fellows Symposium, where the Center for Global Public Health Fellows and the Henry Wheeler Center for Emerging and Neglect Disease Fellows will present their summer work. When: September 30, 2016Time: 9am-4pm Where: Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley (Bechtel Conference Room) More about the CGPH fellows: http://berkeleyglobalhealth.weebly.com/

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Richard A. Gosselin DATE OF PUBLICATION: July 2016 REGION: Sierra Leone, Africa and Nepal, Asia REFERENCE: Stewart BT, Kushner AL, Kamara TB, et al. Backlog and burden of fractures in Sierra Leone and Nepal: Results from nationwide cluster randomized, population-based surveys. Int J Surg. 2016; SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: The burden of injury is increasing worldwide; planning for its

“Our paper shows that duramycin efficiently blocks infection of numerous placental cell types and intact first-trimester human placental tissue by contemporary strains of Zika virus recently isolated from the current outbreak in Latin America, where Zika virus infection during pregnancy has been associated with microcephaly and other congenital birth defects,” said Eva Harris, PhD, a

Shane Fallon is a UC Berkeley School of Public Health Masters student who was awarded a Center for Global Public Health Reporting Fellowship this summer. Her summer project takes her to Peru, to explore the urban city of Trujillo and how its dietary changes have created a public health crisis of noncommunicable diseases. As one

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