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GHS’s Eric Goosby and other global experts call for critical reforms to prevent future pandemics

An independent group of 20 experts from around the globe-including Eric Goosby, UCSF Global Health Sciences director of Global Health Delivery and Diplomacy and the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for TB-has issued a hard-hitting analysis of the global response to the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak in...More

Expensive drugs that cure Hepatitis C are worth the cost, even at early stages of liver fibrosis

It is worthwhile to give patients expensive new drugs that can cure their hepatitis C much earlier than some insurers are now willing to pay for them, according to a UC San Francisco study that models the effects of treating the disease early versus late in its development.More

Global Fund commits US$17.8 million to support malaria elimination efforts in southern Africa

During the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Health Ministers meeting 11-13 November 2015, ministers of health representing the Elimination 8 member countries met to celebrate a new investment by The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.More

PTBi marks World Prematurity Day with learning session

UCSF's Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi) is hosting a learning session Nov. 17 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Oberndorf Auditorium in UCSF Mission Bay HospitalMore

New SPARQ project to improve care for women in India, Kenya

Global Health Sciences is launching a new project to improve care for women in India and KenyaMore

GHG launches 2015 Clinical Social Franchising Compendium

For the past seven years, the Global Health Group’s Private Sector Healthcare Initiative has been surveying clinical social franchising programs around the world to learn where and how they work, what health services they specialize in, who they serve, and what their health impact is.More

Born Free Africa and Global Health Delivery and Diplomacy partner to expand local capacity to eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission

Born Free Africa and Global Health Delivery and Diplomacy (GHDD) have launched a strategic alliance to continue to support embedding talent to build local capacity in Ministries of Health to accelerate the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (eMTCT) and the provision of universal...More

GHS Executive Director awarded Cátedra de Salud "Miguel Alemán Valdés"

Global Health Sciences Executive Director Jaime Sepulveda, MD, MPH, MSc, DrSc, was recently honored with the Cátedra de Salud "Miguel Alemán Valdés" from the Fundacion Miguel Aleman, A.C. in Mexico City.More

E8 awarded new regional grant from the Global Fund

The Elimination 8 (E8) has been approved for $17.8 million from the Global Fund to synchronize malaria elimination efforts in the southern Africa regionMore

The Economist doubles down on malaria progress and challenges

In two October 10 articles, The Economist explored the potential for global malaria eradication in our lifetimes. Citing the fall of malaria deaths by nearly a half since 2000 (from 850,000 deaths per year to currently about 450,000), Eradicating disease focused on three big improvements in the...More

Nobel Prize awarded to Chinese scientist for discovering artemisinin

On October 5, Tu Youyou won a Nobel Prize in the sciences for her discovery of artemisinin and its use in the treatment of malaria. Dr. Youyou, 84, became the first citizen of the People's Republic of China to win a Nobel PrizeMore

New Report Outlines Vision for Eradicating Malaria

During September's UN General Assembly, Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ray Chambers, the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Financing the Health Millennium Development Goals and for Malaria, released an in-depth report titled From Aspiration to...More

Ministers meet at Wilton Park to discuss malaria elimination in Asia Pacific and southern Africa

Last week, 32 ministers and former ministers, and decision-makers from Ministries of Health and Finance from 17 countries in Asia Pacific and southern Africa agreed to a statement on "Malaria Elimination and Acceleration towards a Malaria-Free World"More

Meet the Master's Class of 2016

Global Health Sciences welcomed a new cohort of students in the Master of Science in Global Health, who began the yearlong program in mid-September.More

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


Bay Area Global Health Seminar on Global Health Education and Partnerships

November 30, 2015
UC Berkeley, David Brower CenterMore

GHS Faculty Affiliate Program Lecture Series

December 16, 2015
Long-term ocular sequelae after Ebola virus disease in Sierra LeoneMore