Global Health News and Events

Mission work aids impoverished family

In August and December 2011, undergraduate and graduate College of Nursing students traveled to Uganda with the Palmetto Medical Initiative (PMI) to provide healthcare to those in need. Those students included Accelerated BSN students Lisa Carraher, Sarah Didow, Kristen Elmore, Margaret (Sosnowski) Lawrence, Lindsey Palmer, Anne Powell, Jenelle Quenneville, Thomas Rudisill, Margaret Skeele, and Jessee Wagner. Graduate students included DNP students Ashleigh Benda, Elizabeth Devereaux, Hannah French, J’Vonne Hunter and MSN student Reames Rinehart. Jenelle Quenneville shares her experience

Kristen Elmore and other nursing students help those in need in Uganda

In August and December 2011, undergraduate and graduate College of Nursing students traveled to Uganda with the Palmetto Medical Initiative (PMI) to provide healthcare to those in need. Those students included Accelerated BSN students Lisa Carraher, Sarah Didow, Kristen Elmore, Margaret (Sosnowski) Lawrence, Lindsey Palmer, Anne Powell, Jenelle Quenneville, Thomas Rudisill, Margaret Skeele, and Jessee Wagner. Graduate students included DNP students

Nursing student applies classroom knowledge in field

 

In August and December 2011, undergraduate and graduate College of Nursing students traveled to Uganda with the Palmetto Medical Initiative (PMI) to provide healthcare to those in need. Those students included Accelerated BSN students Lisa Carraher, Sarah Didow, Kristen Elmore, Margaret (Sosnowski) Lawrence, Lindsey Palmer, Anne Powell, Jenelle Quenneville, Thomas Rudisill, Margaret Skeele, and Jessee Wagner. Graduate students included DNP students

Susan Newman participates in global leadership network

As part of her Liberty Fellowship experience, Susan Newman, PhD, RN, CRRN, assistant professor, participated in the Aspen Global Leadership Network seminar, Leading in an Era of Globalization, in Kovalam, Kerala, India. The seminar explored the challenges of leading in an increasingly complex and intertwined world, was offered in a variety of locations around the world, and involved Fellows from across the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Dr. Newman

Dean Stuart returns to Africa

 

In October 2010, Dean Gail Stuart, PhD, RN, FAAN, traveled to Liberia, Africa with a group from the Carter Center. Their mission was to

International Fresh Fruit Program

Gini Ikwuezunma, MUSC College of Medicine/MSCR Nigerian student, teaches Dr. Johnson's second grade class at the Charleston Development Academy about the 'paw paw' or papaya.  The joint International Fresh Fruit program features fruit indigenous to presenters' native country in order to promote healthy eating along with sharing culture, geography and language.  The students were encouraged to interact throughout the presentation and then share some papaya together.  Even the seeds are left with Dr. Johnson in hopes they can grow a tree by summer's end in the school garden. (

COM Student Heads to Clinton Global Intitiative Meeting

From Mia Taylor, MUSC College of Medicine Student:

A few summers ago, in Berkeley, CA, I met a young woman in her

Project unites Ghana and Charleston

MUSC hosted a special exhibition of images from Ghana, West Africa, as part of its global health strategic initiative.

More than 200 people attended the celebration that Cynthia Cupit Swenson, Ph.D., associate director of MUSC's Family Services Research Center (FSRC), described as a vivacious linking of West African and Lowcountry culture and an introduction of Charlestonians to the village of Okurase in the eastern region of Ghana

The evening began with a performance by Djole — a youth West African dance and drumming company from North Charleston. Samuel "Powerful" Yeboah

MUSC Students Raise Money for Free Clinics

Help MUSC students raise money for CARES, the free medical clinics where they work to provide free medical services to underserved populations in Mount Pleasant and downtown.  Students and doctors offer physical therapy, physician consultations, pharmacy help, and occupational therapy. Check out all the ways you can help support this worthy cause.

Walk for Water March 24

What if you had to walk four miles every day just to have access to water?   That's the average distance that women in developing countries must walk every day to collect water for their family.

It is estimated that over 2.6 billion people globally live without adequate sanitation, and this accounts for 42% of the world's population.

The average American uses about 80-100 gallons of water each day, but in developing countries, five

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