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Update from Liberia - Chasing the end of an epidemic

When our family, friends, and co-workers speak of our presence in Liberia, they tend to believe that we spend all our days swathed in personal protective equipment (PPE), but that is not the caseMore

UCSF professor Sarah Macfarlane honored for her lifetime contributions to global health

A leading UK university has honored UCSF professor Sarah Macfarlane for her lifetime contributions to global healthMore

American Doctor Who Narrowly Escaped Ebola Death Shares Experience at UCSF

He's lost 30 pounds and a third of his hair. His short-term memory still hasn't returned to what it was three months ago, when he became so ill with Ebola that his lungs, kidneys and liver began to failMore

Glantz cautions global policymakers about e-cigarettes

Professor Stanton Glantz cautioned global policymakers about the health uncertainties posed by e-cigarettes, which are growing in popularity in many countries, at the 2014 Global Health Forum in Taiwan early in DecemberMore

Ebola in Liberia - From Paper to Practice: The Need for an Integrated Approach to Ebola Treatment

[The staff] had embodied the Ministry’s mantra of “Stay Safe, Stay Serving”. But the goal of getting a possible patient into early treatment was not achieved.More

Ebola in Liberia - Every Disappointment a Blessing

Though cases have decreased throughout the country, a few hot spots remain and a couple of new ones have emerged, including a place called Kayah in Rivercess CountyMore

Global Health Group publishes on malaria risk mapping

In elimination settings when cases are clustered, understanding exactly where the malaria risk is becomes an important part of a program’s ability to target resources and interventionsMore

Case study on elimination in Namibia published

Researchers at the Global Health Group, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, and the Namibia National Vector-borne Disease Control Program have published a new case study documenting Namibia’s path to become malaria free by 2020More

Ebola in Liberia - Ebola is real; so is poverty

I arrived in Monrovia last Friday. I came with Partners In Health Ebola Response with a team of clinicians: one physician, three nurses, and one logistician- the first cohort joining PIH's in-country staff.More

Ebola in Liberia - Ebola Fundamentally Alters the Doctor-Patient Relationship

About a year ago I cared for Sharon, a 60-year-old woman who had traveled from California's central valley to UC San Francisco for specialized careMore

Commentary: Asia Pacific adopts game-changing goal to be malaria-free by 2030

Last week, during the East Asia Summit in Myanmar, leaders from 18 countries in the region committed to eliminating malaria in the Asia Pacific by 2030More

GHS Under One Roof

The new Mission Hall building brings together all the Global Health Sciences groups under one roof for the first time. What exactly happens under this roof, you might ask?More

Five Questions for Mike Lipnick, MD, Clinical Scholar 2012

In recent years, the number of international academic global health programs has increased dramatically. At Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda), the site of a longstanding partnership with UCSF and many other universities, hundreds of visiting international medical trainees and faculty visit each...More

Five Questions for Katie Fox, Master of Science 2013

The focal point of my capstone project was to understand how the dual epidemics of HIV/AIDS and gender-based violence (GBV) interact in a resource-limited setting.More

Alumni News and Publications Fall 2014

Alumni News and Publications Fall 2014More


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