Radiation exposures to the people in Japan from meltdowns at three Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant reactors in the wake of last year’s devastating earthquake and 45-foot tsunami have been less than what people were exposed to in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster a quarter century ago, according to two experts who spoke at UCSF.
March 05, 2012
Molly Cooke, a professor of medicine and founding director of the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators at UCSF, has been appointed the first director of education for Global Health Sciences.
February 03, 2012
A new analysis published this week demonstrates that confronting several diseases at once is a viable way to make the most of limited donor dollars and national health care budgets, and save more lives.
January 26, 2012
More than 300 people — many of them University of California faculty, students and staff — will gather at UC Berkeley on February 4, for the second UC Global Health Day, sponsored by the UC Global Health Institute.
December 01, 2011
Ellen Schell, RN, PhD, director of International Programs for the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance and an associate adjunct professor in the UCSF School of Nursing, reflects on the uphill battle to combat AIDS in Malawi, a tiny, impoverished country of 15 million.
November 30, 2011
A cheaper laboratory test that helps guide anti-retroviral drug treatment for people with HIV/AIDS may be just as effective as a more sophisticated test, a group of international researchers has found – a discovery that could be particularly important in rural Africa.
November 17, 2011
The people of Cusco, Peru, see UCSF's Rosa Ten, MD, as a compassionate healer with a heart as big as Mother Teresa’s. They call her Santa Rosa, which means “Saint Rose” in Spanish.
October 17, 2011
A new global Atlas charts prospects for malaria elimination by offering the first full-color, detailed depiction of a disease now declining in many parts of the globe and provides a visual tool to help focus resources where they are needed most.
September 27, 2011
Some of the biggest names in the field of global health came to UCSF recently to discuss to work together to improve the education of health professionals in the United States and around the world.
August 30, 2011
Malaria is an infectious disease caused by a parasite transmitted from person to person by the bite of a mosquito. In the past two centuries, numerous research and public health efforts worldwide have sought to combat this ancient scourge as this timeline shows.