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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.

Katie Lesyna-Mlaponi and Mama Key in TanzaniaKatie Lesyna-Mlaponi MS '16 Fights for Reproductive and Maternal Health Rights
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“Tanzania is one of 10 countries that make up about 60 percent of global maternal deaths so maternal mortality is a huge issue here,” said Lesyna-Mlaponi. “There is also low family planning uptake due to availability issues and lack of education.”

USAID Awards Global Malaria Contract to UCSF's Malaria Elimination Initiative and Partners to Advance Malaria Service Delivery in 28 Countries
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The Malaria Elimination Initiative is part of a group of partners that has been awarded a new contract by USAID to support 28 malaria-affected countries. The project is funded at more than $160 million USD over five years.

Inequality is a Global Health Issue: My Experience in My Unequal Country
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As a medical student in Mexico City, I witnessed what this inequality meant for millions of Mexicans. Lifestyle modifications were almost impossible for many diabetic patients: how could we change their diets when Coca-Cola was more available than drinking water? 

Jaime Sepulveda, executive director of the UCSF Institute for Global Health SciencesJaime Sepulveda: Stand Up for Global Health
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Time to Smoke Out Malaria from India
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Chalaka's parents in front of the Great Pyramid of EgyptA Pyramid of Disarray: Discovering Global Health Challenges in Hidden Places
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As my family and I explored, tasted and absorbed the beauty of Egypt, we never once considered the reality of unrest and pain hidden among the ruins, monuments and history.

Child receiving pillsNew Evidence Shows Potential of Two Drugs to Block Malaria Transmission
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An international team of researchers has shown that two different compounds can safely and effectively be added to treatment regimens to block transmission of the most common form of malaria in Africa.

Jason Nagata, UCSF physician fellow, at World Health Organization headquartersLessons Learned from Systematic Reviews of Qualitative Data in Global Health
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The summer before I started medical school in 2009, I received a UCSF medical student training program grant to support a summer internship at the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Annual GHECon Colloquium Addresses Economics of Health in Vulnerable Populations
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Identifying health needs of vulnerable populations and developing interventions to improve the health of disadvantaged people remains a challenge, both here in the US and around the globe.

Understanding Determinants of Health, One Course at a Time
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With courses like Socio-Cultural and Behavioral Determinants of Health and an elective Women’s Health and Empowerment in the winter quarter of the Institute for Global Health Sciences (IGHS) master’s program, I knew this quarter would be my favorite.

Carol Camlin with members of the SEARCH family.Developing Countries Showcase HIV Test and Treat Pioneers
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In Africa, it’s striking how in resource-poor settings there are such high levels of social interdependence. And this is a strength that we [here in the U.S.] would do well to better emulate.

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