Global Health News and Events

International Student COVID-19 Essay Writing Competition
The pandemic is affecting different people in different ways. Some people have lost their jobs, others experienced loneliness and loss, yet, others discovered new things about themselves or learned new hobbies. The International Student Association (ISA) officers are dedicated to hearing the voice of MUSC’s international students. The stress of facing the pandemic as an international student is compounded by being far away from one’s home country and family.
MUSC International Bazaar 2020

Join The Center for Global Health at the Horseshoe Thursday, April 9, from 11am to 1:30pm as we celebrate the richness of cultures represented here on MUSC's campus with food, crafts, and performances from around the world. 

MUSC student team announced for Emory's 2020 Global Health Case Competition
The MUSC Center for Global Health would like to congratulate the following students for being selected to be a part of this year’s MUSC team headed to Emory’s Global Health Case Competition:
 
• Nour Hijazi, College of Graduate Studies 
• Joseph Karam, College of Graduate Studies
• Diego Nigoa, Clemson Bioengineering
• Stephan Stewart, College of Nursing
What I have learned as a global health teacher
Dr. Patty Coker-Bolt is a professor in Occupational Therapy at MUSC. Some of her global health projects include implementing evidenced-based therapy for children with cerebral palsy in Ethiopia and Vietnam, tackling women’s health issues in Haiti, and developing community sport programs for adults and children with disabilities in Russia. Read about the top three lessons she has learned from teaching in global health programs over the past year.
 
MUSC Global Health Week March 30-April 2, 2020
 The MUSC Global Health Week (March 30 – April 5) has been cancelled.  Our external speakers faced travel restrictions by their respective institutions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In addition, we are following the university’s guidance to promote social distancing and to cancel or postpone large, group non-academic events. 
Visiting scholars from China raise money for coronavirus supplies

A surgeon from China who’s currently a visiting scholar at the Medical University of South Carolina is raising money for colleagues dealing with a respiratory virus in Wuhan, the center of an outbreak. The World Health Organization calls the infectious illness novel coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV.

Winter Holidays Around The World
A wide variety of multinational holidays are celebrated in different countries and cultures around the world throughout the month of December. This year, MUSC Center for Global Health interviewed several people around campus to learn more about their winter holiday traditions, and how holidays are celebrated in their home country. Check out their stories and read about a few holiday traditions celebrated in other countries that you may have never heard of! 
 
Eden Mekonnen
Reflecting on Acute Malnutrition Management in Tanzania: Kristen Trickett
Expect the unexpected and keep an open mind" was the general advice that I received from various mentors, colleagues, and friends prior to departing for my international rotation in Arusha, Tanzania during the third year of my pediatrics residency. Little did I know, I would very quickly (almost immediately) learn the importance of heeding these wise words. It was my first medical mission trip abroad, and although I like to think that I did what I could to prepare, nothing can truly prepare you for the range of experiences and emotions packed into each and every day.
Q & A with Brian Elmore on his journey to global health and medical school
1. You have a very diverse background – from Clemson to the Peace Core and then MUSC. Tell me a little bit about your journey and what led you here?   
 
Occupational Therapy student reflection from San Jose, Costa Rica: Samantha Brophy
My team and I arrived in Costa Rica past midnight on a Saturday night and the airport was still bustling in the capital San Jose. As a group of 30 of us tried to stay together and collect all our baggage, including over 10 bins full of medical supplies, we eventually made it outside all together, then proceeded to wait. Our trip director was not worried about our bus driver being late as time is seen differently in Costa Rica. That was our first lesson about the culture in Costa Rica, do not expect to start on time.

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