Global Health News and Events

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

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 Suitcase That’s Saving Women’s Lives

What if your carry-on suitcase could save a woman’s life? In the fight against maternal mortality in the developing world, a rugged, portable “Solar Suitcase” is providing reliable electricity to clinics in 17 countries where healthcare workers previously struggled to provide emergency obstetric care by the light of candles, flashlights and mobile phones. The Solar Suitcase powers medical LED lights, headlamps, mobile phones, computers and medical devices. READ MORE

Grand Challenges Canada, Gates Foundation Announce Grants To Develop Portable Diagnostic Tools

The two organizations have invested around US$32 million in the discovery and development of new and improved diagnostic tools to help health workers in developing countries, with the aim of speeding up treatment and saving lives. “Diagnosis is the neglected cousin of prevention and treatment,” said Peter Singer, explaining his interest in diagnostic tools. “More rapid diagnosis of malaria alone could prevent 100,000 deaths a year. We believe this and other life-saving opportunities are within our reach.

MUSC Renews Dental Partnership wtih Mexico

MUSC Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Dr. Mark Sothmann; Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla (BUAP) Dental School Dean Dr. Jorge Albicker; MUSC President Dr. Ray Greenberg; and College of Dental Medicine Dean Dr. Jack Sanders renew a scientific cooperation agreement between the schools Nov. 21. The collaboration was initiated in 1999 as part of a collaborative effort supporting craniofacial genetics for both BUAP undergraduate and post graduate students in Puebla, Mexico.

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Suqian People’s Hospital welcomes Professors from MUSC

Suqian Municipality, Jiangsu Province, China; November 7th:  Dr. Qin Wang and his staff warmly welcomed MUSC Professors Dr. Thomas Hulsey and Dr. Daniel Lackland to Suqian People’s Hospital on Monday morning, November 7th.   The MUSC Professors are visiting the Hospital to review the historical linkages between Suqian and MUSC and to discuss current and future academic and medical collaborations and exchange programs.  The Professors also are scheduled to visit many of the historical and scenic venues of Suqian prior to their lectures at the Hospital on Tuesday afternoon, November 8th.

Research master's program casts global appeal

By Dawn Brazell

At 7 a.m. here, it's noon in England, 4:30 p.m. in India and 7 p.m. in Singapore.

Thomas Hulsey, Sc.D., rattles off the times. Arranging a Skype session among the different locales is a feat, but one he's adept in handling as assistant dean for global educational programs in the College of Graduate Studies.

"Everybody is able to visit at the same time. It's a challenge. They can all see the questions and hear the answers, and they get to benefit from what's going on in other campuses."