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Malaria Elimination Group releases Colombo Declaration at 9th MEG meeting

From October 14-17, world renowned experts in malaria, representatives from Ministries of Health of malaria-endemic countries in Asia and Africa, the World Health Organization, and international health donors including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS,...More

Interview: Sri Lanka's Malaria History – Learning from the past and looking towards the future

Last week, as world malaria experts convened in Colombo for the ninth Malaria Elimination Group meeting, we had the pleasure of getting a firsthand account of Sri Lanka’s journey to becoming malaria freeMore

Leading Experts Gather at UCSF to Discuss "What's Next" in Global Health

At a time when Ebola and other emerging threats are raising awareness of global health, dozens of leading experts gathered at UC San Francisco on October 2 to discuss what's next on the global health agendaMore

GHS students inaugurate Mission Hall classrooms

Global Health Sciences marked a new milestone when the seventh cohort of students in the Master of Science in Global Health Sciences program started classes in Mission Hall this month.More

MPAC Meets to Discuss Role of Elimination in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region

Earlier this September, global experts on malaria gathered in Geneva for the World Health Organization’s Malaria Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC)More

CDC awards UCSF 5-year economic modeling project

A UCSF-based team led by James G. Kahn was awarded up to $8 million to conduct economic modeling of disease prevention under a five-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and PreventionMore

Briefing: The risk of malaria resurgence

A newly released policy briefing by the Malaria Elimination Initiative documents the underlying reasons and potential dangers of resurgent malariaMore

Commentary: Malaria Elimination and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

In 2000, 193 countries adopted the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a historic milestone in establishing a global development frameworkMore

UCSF Authors Contribute to Global Call to Prevent 40% of Premature Deaths by 2030

In a paper published today in The Lancet - Avoiding 40% of premature deaths in each country 2010-30: review of national mortality trends to help quantify the UN Sustainable Development Goal for health - 16 global health leaders, including Dr. Jaime Sepulveda, Global Health Sciences’ Executive...More

UNAM and UCSF Global Health Group sponsor first ever Namibia Malaria Elimination Symposium

On August 18, the first Namibia Malaria Elimination Symposium was held at the University of Namibia (UNAM), hosted by the newly-formed Namibia Malaria Elimination Research Partnership, which includes partners from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Global Health Group Malaria...More

Global Health Group/Google Earth Engine collaboration featured in San Francisco Chronicle and SFGate

Dr. Hugh Sturrock, a researcher at the UCSF Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle and SFGate describing his new project to develop an automated disease risk mapping platform with Google Earth EngineMore

APMEN welcomes Bangladesh as 16th Country Partner

The Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) announced this week that Bangladesh will join the Network as its 16th Country PartnerMore

Ibis, E2Pi, and Bixby publish program brief on integrating family planning into HIV care

E2Pi, along with Ibis and the Bixby Center, have published a new program brief on scaling up integrated family planning (FP)/HIV servicesMore

Global Health Group publishes editorial on sustainable development goals

As the MDGs come to an end, a new set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) will be debated during the UN General Assembly that starts on 24 September 2014.More

Global Health Group reviews the use of primaquine to target malaria

With the mounting threat of antimalarial drug-resistance, there is a growing interest in the use of transmission blocking drugs to not only curb the spread of resistance, but also accelerate the path to malaria elimination and subsequent eradicationMore


2014 Global Conference on Social Franchising of Health

October 22, 2014 - October 24, 2014
Social franchising programs around the world are growing, adapting new ideas, and gathering evidence on how to better meet public health and business goals. The Global Social Franchising Conference is the one annual forum to exchange knowledge across all of these programs.More