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2019 SRGH interns standing in front of a wallGlobal Health Internship Opened My Eyes to the Future
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Last year, I had completely no idea what I wanted to study in college.

Pregnant woman holding her stomachSubtle abuse affects women during childbirth
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Stripping women of dignity and respect during childbirth is not only a violation of human rights. It also affects the health of women and babies. It’s time to recognize the urgency of the problem and commit to giving women the care they deserve.

SPARQ Creates Measures, Interventions to Improve Person-centered Reproductive Health Care
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Women in Kenya, India, and even California could get more respectful reproductive health care and be more likely to visit providers when they need care through a current Institute for Global Health Sciences project: Strengthening People-centered Accessibility, Respect and Quality (SPARQ).

Map of smoking violations in BeijingThe Impact of Volunteers on Tobacco Control in Beijing
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In a city whose urban borders span 1,600 square miles and almost 22 million people, Beijing’s public health campaigns would be virtually impossible without the strong commitment of the community and its leaders.

Bay Area Global Health Alliance Convenes Inaugural Board of Directors
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The Bay Area Global Health Alliance held its Inaugural board meeting on June 20, setting a milestone in bringing together a network of organizations to strengthen the Bay Area’s global health impact.

Jennifer Smith, faculty in the UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences, mentors master's student Omar SajjadLearning From the Best About Malaria Eradication
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Having stayed locally for his capstone, Omar Sajjad had a unique opportunity to learn about malaria research by corresponding with and learning from some of the Malaria Elimination Initiative's faculty and affiliates.

Meet Rachel L. Kaplan, Trailblazing Researcher Fighting Transphobia
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Rachel Kaplan's interest in HIV and its impact on the LGBTQI+ community intersected with their love for the Middle East, leading Kaplan to undertake the first ever study on HIV treatment and prevention among transgender women in Lebanon.

UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences master's student Annie Ahn talks with health care providers in UgandaWhat It Means to Practice Global Health: A Lesson from Uganda
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Master's student Annie Ahn writes about how working on her capstone research project in Uganda has changed her view of what it means to practice global health.

Accepting and Improving Menstrual Hygiene Management in India
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Throughout India, women often are restricted from entering places of worship, going to school and continuing their regular routines while they are menstruating. Many of these restrictions have been implemented and maintained because of superstitions and myths that a woman is dirty or impure when she is menstruating.

Pregnant woman's belly with ultrasound deviceEthical Complexities of Egg Donation in the US
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Egg donation (ED) for in vitro fertilization (IVF) has emerged as a popular form of treatment for infertility. Within the current body of research, there is an obvious need for studies on donor perceptions, long term health effects and experiences of the donation processes and beyond.

Jennifer Flood, MD, MPH, chief of the Tuberculosis Control Branch at the California Department of Public HealthCalifornia TB Partner Named Controller of the Year
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Jennifer Flood, MD, MPH, chief of the Tuberculosis Control Branch at the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and a collaborator with the Institute for Global Health Sciences, has been named TB Controller of the Year by the Nati

Doctor washing handsTackling Hand Hygiene in Roatán, Honduras
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Hand hygiene is considered the cornerstone of infection control and prevention, a vital and practical approach with demonstrated impact on patient safety and quality of care for any health system. Cleaning one’s hands can substantially reduce potential pathogens being spread among patients and health care personnel.

Caregiver treating homeless personCreating the Optimal HIV Clinic for the Homeless in San Francisco
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Madellena Conte, 2018-19 master's student writes about her capstone research project to better understand what San Francisco's homeless population wants from their healthcare.

Bay being tested for tuberculosisUCSF-led Commission Sets Out Targets to Eliminate Tuberculosis within a Generation
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A world free of tuberculosis (TB) is possible by 2045, if increased political will and financial resources are directed towards priority areas including providing evidence-based interve

IGHS master's alumnus Harinder Chahal with Dr. Joseph GuglielmoMaster’s Alumnus Finds Path to FDA through Health Economics and Global Health Policy Training
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Harinder Singh Chahal, PharmD, MSc ’14, said he learned an important lesson when he entered the IGHS Master of Science program: “You have to find your own interests and path forward, but the program and the faculty are willing and ready to help you find that path.”

Nurse takes a pregnant woman's blood pressure“Discovery” Sparks Movement to Reduce Impact of Preterm Birth in East Africa
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The UCSF East Africa Preterm Birth Initiative’s Discovery Research program is sparking a movement in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda aimed at defeating the stubborn global epidemic of preterm birth, the largest killer of children under five.

Nicholas Rubashkin, MD, PhD student at UCSF Institute for Global Health SciencesTragic Birth Sparks Obstetrician’s Pursuit of Global Health PhD
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Nicholas Rubashkin’s (MD, MA) interest in labor and delivery as a human rights issue began with a tragedy on a Mother’s Day early in his career as an obstetrician.

Alex Keir, UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences master's studentA Voice for Global Cancer Patients
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Global health master's students learn to become advocates for health causes and to make abstract theories become real for and important to others. Alex Keir writes about her personal experience with cancer and her mission to expand the cancer dialogue.

Podcast: Person-centered Maternity Care in Low- and Middle-income Countries
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In a podcast with Anne Roca of The Lancet Global Health, Patience Afulani, PhD, MD, MPH, a member of the Maternal Newborn and Child Research Cooperative at IGHS,  talks about her paper.

Joe Novotny of the Clinton Health Access Initiative presents his team's idea for a tool to monitor and control outdoor biting mosquitoes at the first Institute for Global Health Sciences hackathon.Hackathon Garners Innovative Ideas to Address Mosquito-Borne Diseases
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A wearable air-capture device was the winning idea at a hackathon to develop new tools to monitor and control outdoor-biting mosquitoes held December 5 to 7 at UCSF’s Institute for Global Health Sciences (IGHS).

Two African women talking while sitting on a benchIGHS Global Strategic Information Awarded Multi-Year CDC Agreement to Aid Seven Countries in Monitoring Recent HIV Infections
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The Global Strategic Information (GSI) group has been awarded a multimillion-dollar, five-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement routine testing for recent HIV infection to determine when, where and how participants contracted HIV/AIDS and to work with local partners to build capacity in laboratory and health information systems (HIS).

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