Global Health News and Events

Assessing the Prevalence and Significance of Group B Streptococcal Colonization in Pregnant Ugandan Women

Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a common type of bacteria often carried in the intestines or lower genital tract.  Although GBS is usually harmless in healthy adults, it can cause serious complications during pregnancy and serious illness in newborns. GBS is the leading cause of sepsis, pneumonia and meningitis in newborns. About one in four women who carry GBS remain asymptomatic throughout pregnancy.

During the past decade, major initiatives have been initiated to prevent early-onset infection. The goal of these preventive strategies is to reduce or eliminate transmission of GBS to

Zika Virus Symposium - From Z to A

MUSC Emergency Medicine Resident Presents Malaria Research Findings

Congratulations to Lacey Menkin, MD, a resident in the MUSC Emergency Medicine Division, who presented at the American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly regarding her team’s research findings on the diagnosis of malaria at a clinic in Uganda. Despite a 2010 edict from the World Health Organization requiring confirmatory testing of suspected malaria before treatment, the majority of health care providers in rural Sub-Saharan Africa continue to treat suspected malaria using only clinical judgment.  This is also the case with a large number of short-term mission teams,

MUSC Students Around the Globe

Ever wonder why global health matters to MUSC students? Check out what some of the former Center for Global Health travel grant recipients had to say about how an overseas experience shaped their perceptions about practicing health care in the U.S. 

Center for Global Health 2016 Travel Grant Finalists Announced

Trainee Travel Grant Awardees

Bailey Beauclair, College of Health Professions
Project: "Implementing an Electronic Health Record System in the Heart of Africa"
Bailey Beauclair is working with her classmates in the Masters of Health Administration (MHA) program to develop an electronic health record (EHR) system implementation plan for

A world beyond Grey's Anatomy: Reflections from Ashley Hall students

Tackling HIV and diabetes in TanzaniaBattling Ebola on the front lines of West AfricaFighting global tobacco.  These aren’t the typical topics most high school students learn about in their ninth grade biology class.  But Allison Sill Bowden isn’t your typical teacher at Ashley Hall. “Our class is currently studying about bacterial and viral infections, but I was eager to expose my students to some of the most pressing health

MUSC Global Health Symposium November 3-4, 2015

Tuesday, November 3
Location: MUSC Drug Discovery Building Auditorium DD110


8:00 am       Registration and Coffee

8:30 am      Welcome
Mark Sothmann PhD, Provost and Vice-President of Academic Affairs, MUSC
John Vena, PhD, Chair, Public Health Sciences, MUSC
Michael Sweat, PhD, Director, Center for Global Health, MUSC

MUSC Advocate Takes on Sickle Cell Disease

The developed world has a surplus of knowledge, expertise and technological innovation at its disposal. Just in the past year the world did not know it would have an Ebola vaccine with a 100 percent efficacy rate or a disease detecting pill created

An Inside View of Medical Mission in Honduras

By Shakira Lynn

Shakira Lynn holding child in HondurasOn May 16, 2015, I began my journey back to Olancho, Honduras on my third mission trip with Mercer on Mission.  As the nurse practitioner with this group my primary role is to assist with the assessment and treatment of patients; however, I also work with students to help guide the flow of clinic and patient care.  This year our group consisted of nursing, pharmacy, medical,

Student Reflection from the Field: Elizabeth Bernard

It is difficult to begin to describe how truly wonderful my trip to Uganda was. As I sit to write this reflection, I am still in amazement that I was able to have this experience, see the sites and patients that I saw, and meet so many magnificent people. It provided more educational and personal growth than I could have ever imagined. I met so many remarkable people along the way, including the clinic team that I