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

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
Exploring the world to make a difference: CGPH Fellows embark on new adventures By: Amie Zhangada, Center for Global Public Health As the school year winds down to a close and summer edges closer, students across UC Berkeley anticipate traveling overseas. Whether it be an academic, personal, or adventurous endeavor, many hope to explore the
On Saturday, February 27th, a large group of students gathered at the Li Ka Shing Building on the UC Berkeley campus to participate in the first ever UC Berkeley Intramural Global Health Case Competition. 9 interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate, graduate, and PhD-level students from UCB—all together, around 60 students—gave presentations based on a complex global
Event Details Wednesday, February 10, 2016 5:00 – 6:00 PM 545 Li Ka Shing Center, UC Berkeley **use elevator entrance @ 2nd floor lobby, same level as Pat Brown’s** Rsvp: http://msurvey.eventbrite.com Event Information In Sub Saharan Africa, 65-89% of adults own a mobile phone and of those, 80% use them for texting.  The ever increasing
Deadline: February 29, 2016 UC Berkeley Center for Global Public Health and The Center for Emerging & Neglected Diseases are partnering up to provide students with an opportunity to attend this year’s Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Conference for free! The conference will be held on April 9-11, 2016 in San Francisco. We
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Maya Peterson UCSF AUTHOR: Carol S. Camlin, Tamara D. Clark DATE OF PUBLICATION: January 2016 REGION: Kenya and Uganda REFERENCE: Camlin CS, Ssemmondo E, Chamie G, et al. Men “missing” from population-based HIV testing: insights from qualitative research. AIDS Care. 2016;28(sup3):67-73. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Men’s uptake of HIV testing is critical to the success of “test
Deadline: March 1, 2016 As a part of Innovations for Youth’s and Center for Global Public Health’s missions to support experiential learning for UC Berkeley graduate students interested in adolescent public health research, a graduate student fellowship opportunity to support adolescent research has been established. Fellowships in the amount of $2,500-$5,000 will be awarded to