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Doctor washing handsTackling Hand Hygiene in Roatán, Honduras
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May 5, 2019 marks World Hand Hygiene Day, an effort of the WHO Clean Care for All–It’s in Your Hands and

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

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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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).

Anton Avancena, IGHS master's program alumnusModeling Better Public Policy
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Screen shot of Bay Area Global Health Alliance websiteBay Area Organizations Introduce Bay Area Global Health Alliance
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As the world becomes increasingly connected, the goal to ensure that communities around the globe have access to better health becomes more urgent - and more achievable.

Richard Feachem, UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences' Global Health GroupWhat the Climate Community Can Learn from Global Health
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The pace of recent human advancement is truly remarkable. Human life expectancy has increased more during my lifetime than during the previous 300,000-year history of our species.

UCSF HIV Doctor to Co-Chair International AIDS Conference, AIDS 2020
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Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH, UCSF professor of medicine in the Division of HIV, Infectious Disease, and Global Medicine will be the San Francisco co-chair of AIDS2020, the 23rd International AIDS conference.

Global health community steps up climate action
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Christiana Figueras at the Global Climate and Health Forum at UCSF Mission BayForum Calls for Action on Climate Change to Protect Health
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“Health is deeply connected with climate change in so many ways, and climate solutions and reducing climate change are among the most important things we can do to protect health now and in the future.”

Chris White, co-director of Malaria Elimination Initiative at UCSF Institute for Global Health SciencesMalaria Specialist Chris White Named Co-Director of Malaria Elimination Initiative
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Chris White, malaria specialist and global health advocate with more than two decades of experience, has been named co-director of the Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) at the UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences. 

Ban Ki-moon, former UN Secretary GeneralGlobal Leaders Gather at ZSFG to Discuss Universal Health Care
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Ban, former UN Secretary-General of the United Nations, calls for a solution built on equity and fairness. “Universal health coverage (should) allocate according to people’s needs and the health system financed according to people’s ability to pay."

Woman raising hand in classCapacity Building and Reciprocity: Successes from the UCSF-Anova Partnership in South Africa
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For nearly 10 years, the Anova Health Institute, UCSF’s Center for AIDS Prevention Studies and the Institute for Global Health Sciences have partnered to build the capacity of South African health researchers.

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