“Fixed establishments and mobile medical units of the medical service may in no circumstance be attacked, but shall at all times be respected and protected by the parties to the conflict.” – Article 19, Geneva Conventions Increasingly, hospitals and aid centers have become part of the battlefield in today’s civil wars and conflicts around
The 10th Annual Symposium for the Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases (CEND) will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018 from 9:00AM-5:30PM in Room 245 Li Ka Shing Center. The theme for this year will be ”Confronting Persistent Epidemics” with the following speaker lineup: Andy Camilli | Tufts University Kimberley Seed | University of
CGPH Research Fellowships and Reporting Fellowship The Center for Global Public Health established its annual graduate student research fellowships in 2008 to provide experiential learning for Berkeley students who are interested in global public health. This year, eight to ten research fellowships in the amount of $3,000-$5,000 will be awarded to qualified students who are
In May 2018, the third annual Bay Area Global Health Innovation Challenge will once again bring student teams from across the country and beyond to compete on a central stage for a chance to be mentored by and connected with global health and innovation leaders from the Bay Area – and a chance at a
On November 1st at UC Berkeley, a dynamic group of experts came together for a panel discussion on climate change and its impacts on human health. The panel was a part of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health Dean Speaker’s Series, and also was an event recognizing the Lancet Countdown on human health and
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