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Nicholas Rubashkin, MD, PhD student at UCSF Institute for Global Health SciencesTragic Birth Sparks Obstetrician’s Pursuit of Global Health PhD
IGHS News |
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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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
IGHS News |
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).

Podcast: Person-centered Maternity Care in Low- and Middle-income Countries
IGHS News |
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.

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
IGHS News |
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
IGHS News |
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
IGHS News |
“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.”

Ban Ki-moon, former UN Secretary GeneralGlobal Leaders Gather at ZSFG to Discuss Universal Health Care
IGHS News |
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."

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
IGHS News |
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. 

A health worker checks a client's blood pressure in Zambia.Sometimes Nice Guys Finish First: Preferences for HIV Care in Zambia
IGHS News |
“You add clinics and you think everyone is going to come to get treatment. It’s not that simple.”

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.

Child's hand getting HIV testIGHS and Global Programs Office Play Key Role in National Survey Showing Namibia Is Near 90-90-90 Targets for HIV Control
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“The NAMPHIA results provide the data to affirm the achievements we see at our clinics and health facilities, showing that Namibia is making real strides in controlling the HIV epidemic.” 

Joni Lee, Lick-Wilmerding High School, participates in UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences summer internship program Global Health Internship Engages Local High School Students
IGHS News |
High school students from San Francisco got a taste of global health this summer through a new six-week internship launched by the Institute for Global Health Sciences (IGHS).

Students in classroom at UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences master's degreeMaster's Program in Global Health Celebrates 10 Years of Impact
IGHS News |
From its first class in 2008, with just seven students, to the current class of 36, the Institute for Global Health Sciences master’s program has given its students the breadth of tools and skills they need to succeed in global health careers.

In Preterm Birth Research, Local Efforts Have Global Benefit
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UCSF’s Preterm Birth Initiative demonstrates the idea that global is local and local is global. Research in Rwanda suggests that group care during pregnancy has potential to improve perinatal outcomes in other parts of the world

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