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Convergence analysis shows health disparities can be reduced by 2030

The stark disparities that exist in health today across countries and communities can be greatly reduced, creating more equal opportunities for survival and well-being everywhere, say the authors of a new study published today (October 9) in PLOS ONE.More

New website highlights progress in eliminating malaria

The Global Health Group's Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) has launched a new website to showcase commitment to and progress in malaria elimination.More

African ministers of health discuss how to achieve resilient health systems

The ministers of health from Ethiopia, Liberia, Rwanda and Senegal discussed their national health priorities for improving capacity to mitigate future infectious disease outbreaks in a panel moderated by Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, and Eric Goosby, director of the...More

Solution to Child Mortality Crisis Could Come from an Unlikely Corner: Mali

As world leaders gathered in New York to set new goals for global health, a solution for saving millions of children's lives may emerge from an unlikely place: Mali. This West African country, with one of the world's highest rates of child death, has announced a plan to solve this crisis...More
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Ramphele advocates for partnerships to improve health care systems

No stranger to challenge, Dr. Mamphela Ramphele issued a call to global citizens to join in the tough task of making health systems work for the many children, women and men who are dying unnecessary deaths in Africa today.More

WHO/UNICEF report: Malaria MDG target has been achieved

This year, the Millennium Development Goals 2000-2015 (MDGs) will come to a close, and the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2015-2030 will begin.More

Nature article reports 700 million malaria cases averted in Africa

Researchers from the University of Oxford published a new article in Nature, The effect of malaria control on Plasmodium falciparum in Africa between 2000 and 2015, analyzing data from sub-Saharan Africa to estimate that there was a 40% reduction in malaria cases across the continent over the last...More

Papua New Guinea joins APMEN as 18th country partner

Papua New Guinea (PNG) has joined the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN)More

Alumni News and Publications Fall 2015

Alumni News and Publications Fall 2015More

Lecture series explores work in pediatric global health

Pediatric residents interested in careers in global health explored the breadth and depth of opportunities during a weeklong lecture series held August 31 through September 4.More

Annual summit teaches limb-salvage techniques to orthopaedic surgeons from around the globe

Orthodaedic surgeons from more than a dozen developing countries join with faculty from the Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology (IGOT) September 12 to 15 to learn about the latest research and techniques for limb salvage and complex wound management.More

Southern Africa revitalizes tri-lateral cross-border malaria initiative

In July 2015, Ministers of Health from Swaziland, South Africa, and Mozambique signed an agreement to revitalize the Lubombo Spatial Development Initiative (LSDI) under a new name: the Mozambique, South Africa, and Swaziland Cross Border Malaria Initiative (MOSASWA)More

Preterm Birth Initiative East Africa announces call for applications

We are excited to announce that PTBi East Africa, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has released a request for proposals (RFP) for pilot awardsMore

Neelam Sekhri Feachem joins Global Health Sciences

Neelam Sekhri Feachem has joined Global Health Sciences as Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Feachem has a long history of contributions to the Master of Science in Global Health Sciences and other teaching programs at UCSF and Berkeley.More

GHS Celebrates Accomplishments of Largest-ever Master's Class

Global Health Sciences celebrated the accomplishments of the 41 newest graduates of the Master of Science in Global Health program, the largest master's class ever, with a ceremony on July 31, 2015More


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