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Preterm Birth Initiative-East Africa Launches Video on Importance of Good Data

Good data can demonstrate the need for change and pinpoint gaps and weaknesses in both healthcare facilities and in care of patientsMore

Innovative Plan Could Eliminate TB in California by 2040

Tuberculosis can be eliminated in California by 2040 under an innovative plan published this month by a committee co-chaired by George Rutherford, MD of UCSF Global Health SciencesMore

Global Approach to Evidence-Based Maternal Healthcare Needed, Study Says

A global approach to quality and equitable maternal health, supporting the implementation of respectful, evidence-based care for all, is urgently needed, according to researchers in a paper published today (Sept. 15) in The LancetMore

GHS PhD Student Maricianah Onono named to 120 Under 40 Family Planning Leaders

Global Health Sciences PhD student Dr. Maricianah Onono has been named a 2016 winner of 120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders.More

Richard Feachem to Receive Hewitt Award from Royal Society of Medicine

The Royal Society of Medicine will present the Richard T. Hewitt Award for distinguished achievement in the improvement of human health to Richard Feachem, KBE, FREng, DSc(Med), PhD, director of the Global Health Group at UC San Francisco's Global Health Sciences and a leading figure in...More

Global Health Sciences launches new Global Maternal and Newborn Health Cooperative

With a growing portfolio of projects and partners at UCSF and around the globe, Global Health Sciences is launching the Global Maternal Newborn Health Cooperative in an effort to build a collaborative team to better leverage, encourage and support the strengths of researchers and clinicians across...More

Sri Lanka celebrates malaria-free certification after long history of malaria control

On September 6th, Sri Lanka made history as one of the first South Asian countries to receive the WHO’s malaria-free certificationMore

Master’s Graduates Prepare to “Take Science to the People”

Thirty-eight students received their master’s degree in Global Health at a commencement ceremony on July 29, 2016, in Byers Auditorium on the UCSF Mission Bay campusMore

New Master’s Program Co-Associate Directors Named

The annual close of the Global Health Sciences (GHS) master’s program is a transition for faculty and staff as well as students.More

2016 Clinical Social Franchising Compendium Now Available

The 2016 edition of the annual Clinical Social Franchising Compendium is now available!More

ITAPS Program Develops Research, Writing Skills of Local Scientists

Some of the most meaningful HIV prevention research in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) comes from local scientists, but if their findings don't get published, the research doesn't have the impact it couldMore

Delegation from National Autonomous University of Mexico Visits UCSF, Other UCs

A delegation from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) visited UC San Francisco on Thursday as part of a University of California trip to renew an agreement of collaboration between the two institutions, which will now extend to 2021More

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


Faculty Affiliate Lecture: Global Mental Health

September 27, 2016
Dr. Victor Valcour and Dr. Bibhav Acharya ‘Integrating mental health into primary care at a rural hospital in Nepal’More

PhD in Global Health Sciences Information Session

October 18, 2016
Sessions will be led by Program Director, Lisa Thompson, RN, PhD, FNPMore