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Bill Gates and E8 leaders meet in Durban, South Africa to plan for malaria elimination in southern Africa

On the heels of African leaders endorsing a new roadmap to eliminate malaria in Africa by 2030, Bill Gates met with members of the Elimination 8 (E8) Regional Initiative (link is external) in Durban, South Africa to learn about the E8’s latest efforts.More

World Bank and WHO move mental health to the global development agenda

Driven by recognition that mental health issues impose an enormous disease burden on societies across the world, the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO) hosted a two-day series of events on April 13-14, 2016, during the World Bank International Monetary Fund Spring meetings in...More

Are we on track? A snapshot of country-level challenges in achieving a malaria-free Asia Pacific by 2030

In recent months, national malaria programs in the Asia Pacific have experienced country-level setbacks in malaria elimination efforts.More

GHS borrows a tool from Warriors to improve performance and save lives

Video technology that helped the Golden State Warriors win 73 games this season and get to the NBA finals for two years running is helping save the lives of mothers and their babies in Bihar, IndiaMore

A low-tech hack to protect sugar cane workers

On the sugar cane plantations of Central America, young men are dying in alarming numbers from a kidney condition whose causes are not fully understood.More

Countdown to a Cure

Read UCSF Magazine’s story about GHS Research Director Paul Volberding and the multidisciplinary team of world-class scientists, clinicians, and industry experts he leads on mission to find a cure for HIV/AIDS at the anfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research.More

How can the Global Fund ensure that malaria eliminating countries receive an appropriate level of investment?

The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria has been the largest financial supporter of malaria since 2002.More
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Registration Opens for Global Health Bootcamp

This is a high-touch CME course for health professionals interested in gaining skills in global health.More

Alumni Profile: Ashley Lucas, MS '15

Ashley Lucas had worked as a nurse for 10 years before moving from Toronto to enter the GHS master's program and change the course of her career. Although she had done some clinical work and medical repatriation in Africa, Indonesia, and the Middle East, she wanted to go deeper into the world...More

Educating, Empowering & Connecting Students and Alumni at CUGH Conference

GHS students and alumni showed up in force at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health conference held in San Francisco, April 9-11, 2016More

Alumni Updates, Spring 2016

Winnie Chan, MS ’15, recently returned from an elective in Shantou, ChinaMore

The Asia Pacific’s drive towards malaria elimination by 2030: The role of frontline health workers in the Philippines and beyond

Clemente Col is a volunteer malaria rapid diagnostic test (RDT) specialist in Palawan, Philippines. Of more than 7,100 islands in the Philippines, Palawan has the highest burden of malaria in the country, though the malaria map is quickly shrinking.More

Exposure to Poor Neighborhoods Raises Refugees’ Risk of Diabetes

Refugees who fled to Europe a generation ago are significantly more likely to have developed type 2 diabetes if they initially settled in poor neighborhoods, according to a study of 60,000 refugees who came to Sweden between 1987 and 1991.More

UNITAID Forecasts Rising Demand for Malaria Diagnostics and Treatment

Two reports published by UNITAID today (April 25, 2016) project rising demand for malaria diagnostics and treatment through 2018, despite recent sharp declines in malaria prevalence worldwide.More

Malaria-Free World Possible within a Generation, Study Says

More than 30 countries actively working to eliminate malariaMore


Master's in Global Health – Capstone Research Presentations

July 25, 2016
Please join us as the Master’s students present their Capstone Projects for the comprehensive exam.More