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Public Financing Partnerships Offer Lessons to Improve Private Sector Healthcare
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A new report offers insights into a model for improving the integration and performance of private healthcare providers in low- and middle-income countries.

Setting Research Priorities for Global Adolescent Health
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Adolescent health has come into the spotlight of the global health and HIV agendas. Some of the top priorities are research and development into testing, treatment, and service delivery.

2018 Master’s Candidates Reflect on Their Capstone Research Experience
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The IGHS Master of Science program centers around a capstone research project, in which students apply research methodologies learned in the classroom to a specific global health question.

Two African women and a toddlerGlobal Health Research Is about Being Adaptable and Diligent and Working Together
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Global health works just like a gear because in order to create a positive force, not only must each cog and its teeth be functional, but multiple cogs must fit into each other and work together.

Swaziland route map for household insecticide applicationWorking to Eliminate Malaria Faster
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Investments in global malaria elimination and control currently total an estimated $2.7 billion, well below the projected annual need of $6.5 billion.

UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences student Hailey Reeves working in a tent with two male nurses from MadagascarThe Challenges of Health Care in Remote Madagascar
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Over the past two months, I have had the opportunity to visit 10 remote villages in the Androrangavola commune in the Ifanadiana district of Madagascar.

UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences master's student standing near a white cow in Costa RicaUnderstanding the Relationship Between Livestock, Snakes and Livelihoods in Costa Rica
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If you are thinking, “Is that even a real problem?” you are not alone. According to the WHO, each year snakebite envenomation will cause more than 400,000 permanent disabilities and over 125,000 human deaths, making snakes the third deadliest animal on the planet.

Wall mural of two men hugging with the word "fearless"This Is What Community Engagement Looks Like
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While he was sharing his experience with me, I was thinking about why he was so open with me. Upon reflection, I believe it was because he felt safe and comfortable, and because he saw me as a trusted friend.

Young woman drinking from public water fountainWhy We Should Rethink Obesity
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Many industries and diet fads have sprung up in response to the obesity epidemic, all promising weight loss and multiple health benefits. Those industries are now worth in the excess of $66 billion, yet in the past two decades, we have seen a 30 percent increase in obesity.

Two murals on side of Community Health Center building in Autlan MexicoLife at a community health clinic in rural Mexico
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As my project continues to evolve, I’ve learned that regardless of culture, language or country, there are some similarities in the human condition that transcend borders. Staff turnover is high due to low pay; marginalized populations will forgo health needs to pay bills...

Health care worker helps mother provide kangaroo care to her preterm babyKangaroo Care Has the Power to Save Lives
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On International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day, the East Africa Preterm Birth initiative at the UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences honors the power of a life-saving intervention perfectly suited to preterm babies in low-resource settings.

Richard Feachem, director of the Global Health Group at UCSF Institute for Global Health SciencesShrinking the Malaria Map
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In 1897, Ronald Ross and his team in India discovered that malaria was transmitted by anopheles mosquitoes. At this time, every country in the world still has endemic malaria somewhere within its borders.

malaria infected cellUCSF Convenes Groundbreaking Commission to Inform Path towards Malaria Eradication
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A newly launched Lancet Commission on Malaria Eradication will convene experts from around the world to inform efforts to eradicate malaria – an age-old disease that still claims nearly half a million lives each year.

graphic to explain anchored multiplierNew Tool Aids in Estimating Population Size
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A new open source tool called the Anchored Multiplier can help researchers more accurately estimate the size of a population when they have at least two estimates calculated using different methods.

Roly Gosling, director of UCSF Malaria Elimination InitiativeMalaria Elimination Initiative Strengthens Presence in Southern Africa
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The Global Health Group's Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) at UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences is expanding its presence in southern Africa.

Eric Goosby, MD, UN Special Envoy on TB and Director, UCSF Institute for Global Health SciencesWe Can Cure Tuberculosis If World Leaders Step Up
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We are at a critical moment in the fight against tuberculosis (TB). On this World TB Day, we as a global community have a choice: We can either chip away at the problem or we can insist that our leaders take direct aim to stop TB.

© 2015 Mali Health, Courtesy of PhotoshareChildhood Mortality Plummets as Community Health Workers Go Door-to-Door in Urban Mali
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Sending community health workers door-to-door to look for sick kids in a rapidly urbanizing area of West Africa, and offering them free care, coincided with a dramatic drop in childhood mortality.

Berkeley Free ClinicImmigration Reform: A Perceived Barrier to HIV Treatment and Care in San Francisco
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While medical centers and clinics are declared to be “safe zones”—which immigration officers are forbidden from raiding without a search warrant—undocumented immigrants continue to fear racial/ethnic profiling and deportation.

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