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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

Vector Control for Malaria Elimination Retreat Summary now available

The UCSF Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) convened a group of experts from research institutions and partner organizations from all over the world to generate enthusiasm and collaboration around a new research program supported by the Parker Foundation that aims to...More

Partners of the Global Fund Meet to discuss new strategy

The Global Fund released a new meeting report from the 2015 Partnership Forum in Bangkok, Thailand (June 24-25).More

New PhD Program in Global Health Sciences

UCSF Global Health Sciences (GHS) is pleased to announce that a new doctoral program in Global Health Sciences has been approved by the University of California Office of the PresidentMore

Global leaders call for increased financing for malaria

At a special side event of the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development entitled Malaria Financing for a New Era: An Exceptional Case for Investment, global leaders of the malaria community called for increased investment in malaria control and elimination in order to achieve a...More

Strategic Health Diplomacy is topic of panel discussion at UCSF

US government investment in fighting disease not only provides imperative humanitarian services and saves lives, but is also one of the most effective tools to help the United States advance foreign policy objectives and economic development at home and abroadMore

APLMA appoints Dr. Mboi as Envoy

The Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) announced that Dr. Nafsiah Mboi has been appointed APLMA Envoy. APLMA is an alliance of Asian and Pacific heads of government formed to accelerate progress against malaria and to achieve an Asia Pacific free of malaria by 2030.More
Sean Parker

Sean Parker Supports UCSF to Advance Research on Mosquito Control for Malaria Elimination

Sean Parker, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist, has donated $4.5 million to UC San Francisco (UCSF) to launch a research program directed by Sir Richard Feachem on innovative and aggressive approaches against the mosquito that transmits malariaMore

Stars Align for Global Surgery in 2015

Global Health Sciences founder Haile Debas recently observed that 2015 is "a year when the stars for global surgery seem to be aligned."More

New findings show modern housing reduces malaria risk

Researchers from UCSF, in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Durham University, published a new reviewMore

Roll Back Malaria Partnership Evolves to Support Malaria in New Development Context

On May 14-15th, the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Board meeting was held in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss recommendations for a refocused partnership architecture that would support continued progress in defeating malaria.More

World Health Assembly approves global malaria strategy for 2016-2030

This week, at the 68th World Health Assembly meeting, the WHO Global technical Strategy (GTS) for Malaria 2016-2030 was approved and adopted by WHO Member States.More


Pediatrics in Global Health Lecture Series

August 31, 2015 - September 4, 2015
August 31 - September 4More