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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

Lancet Editor Makes Case for Planetary Health in CUGH Keynote Speech

Human health cannot be divorced from broader societal issues, and the future of human civilization depends on taking a new approach to our planet and its resources, argued Richard Horton, editor of the British medical journal The Lancet.More

Conference Addresses Role of Universities in Improving Global Health

More than 1,800 people from 50 countries came to San Francisco to discuss global health challenges and celebrate successes in a three-day conference hosted by UCSF Global Health Sciences.More

TV Series "Global Health Frontiers" Features GHS Staffer Solange Madriz

Faculty and staff from UCSF Global Health Sciences (GHS) played significant roles in front of and behind the cameras of a new television series airing this spring on PBS stations around the country.More


Symposium addresses data solutions for global health

June 28, 2016
Data—big or not so big—play a key role in improving health around the globe. The Informatics Hub at Global Health Sciences—a group of informatics professionals at UC San Francisco and in Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, and Uganda—develops tools to measure and analyze data that enable healthcare...More

India Interest Group

July 7, 2016
To facilitate collaboration an efficiencies on research and training, this interest group will convene faculty, staff and students who share an academic interest in the health of Indian populationsMore