Global Health News and Events

Call For Student Poster Submissions for MUSC Global & Public Health Symposium

MUSC Global and Public Health Symposium
November 10, 2016

Call for Student Poster Submissions

Abstract Submission Deadline:  September 30, 2016 by 5:00 pm EST

Survey of HIV Testing at Nairobi VAP Football Tournaments

Despite major progress over the last three decades, HIV/AIDS remains a major health problem in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), of the 35 million people living with HIV in the world, 19 million do not know their HIV status. HIV testing and counseling (HTC) continues to be a vital first step so people who test positive are linked to treatment and care, and those who need antiretroviral therapy (ART) are successfully placed on treatment to achieve viral suppression.

A Preliminary Investigation Of Assets And Challenges Affecting Health And Participation After Spinal Cord Injury In India

Every year between 250,000 and 500,000 people worldwide suffer spinal cord injuries (SCI). Survivors often experience devastating effects related to their physical function, social participation, quality of life and overall health. Many unintended consequences associated with SCI are as a result of inadequate medical care or rehabilitation services or from barriers they experience in the physical, social and policy environments.

Empowering Young Women in Haiti Around Menstruation and Feminine Hygiene

Imagine being a woman without access to hygiene products during menstruation? While hard to fathom, millions of girls and women in low-income countries face this issue every month, preventing them from going to school or work. Without access to feminine hygiene products, or the money to purchase them, women resort to using old rags, mattress foam, newspapers, leaves, even tree bark. These are not only ineffective methods, but leave them vulnerable to disease and infection.

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.

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.

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

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

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