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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
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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
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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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