Global Health News and Events

MUSC hosts Tanzanian delegation to show commitment to African Great Lakes region

Her Excellency Ambassador Liberata Mulamula of the Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania made her inaugural visit to Charleston, SC and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) on Thursday, February 5, 2015 where she took part in activities to highlight MUSC’s extensive involvement in the African Great Lakes region.

Ambassador Mulamula was accompanied by Tanzanian Economic Affairs Plenipotentiary, Paul Mwafongo in Charleston for a day’s worth of celebration to hallmark MUSC’s growing partnerships with institutions in Tanzania.

MUSC Heart and Vascular Board of Directors hosts dinner for Tanzanian Ambassador to the U.S.

The MUSC Heart and Vascular Board of Directors hosted a dinner reception at McCrady’s Restaurant in honor of Her Excellency Ambassador Liberata Mulamula and Paul Mwafongo, Tanzanian Economic Affairs Plenipotentiary on Thursday, February 5, 2015. Jill Chalsty and Ralph Edwards, on behalf of the Heart and Vascular Board, recognized the dedication and hard work of the MUSC cardiology team led by Drs. Eric Powers and Peter Zwerner in battling heart disease in Tanzania, and reinforced their commitment to raising funds and awareness to support these efforts. 

A medical student's journey from the classroom to the field

Caroline West shared her remarks at a luncheon event for Her Excellency Ambassador Liberata Mulamula of the Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania.

By Caroline West

Granola Bars, Patience and Perseverance in Tanzania

Ashley Waring, MD shared her experience in Tanzania with Her Excellency Ambassador of the Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania Liberata Mulamula and Tanzanian Economic Affairs Plenipotentiary, Paul Mwafongo during a dinner reception hosted by MUSC's Heart and Vascular Board of Directors.

By Ashley Waring, MD

MUSC surgeon receives prestigious American College of Surgeons (ACS)/Pfizer Surgical Volunteerism Award
Joseph Sakran, MD, MPH, critical care surgeon in the Department of Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), recently received the 2014 American College of Surgeons (ACS)/Pfizer Surgical Volunteerism Award for his extensive work in low- and middle-income countries.
MUSC researcher explores health benefits of yoga

The start of the New Year is always rife with changes and challenges—most of which languish by St. Valentine’s Day. Many of them involve diet and exercise. A Journal of Clinical Psychology study shows that the “Top 10 New Year’s resolutions for 2014” were related to weight loss and increased health through dieting and fitness routines.

MUSC professor evaluates impact of HIV testing programs in East and West Africa

To find solutions to twenty-first century public health problems, collaboration is more important than ever. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) lists “teamwork” as its first example of an approach to improving health care coordination. This shift from volume-based to value-based care is firmly taking hold, albeit with the rightful nudge from government and consumer advocates.

Video: Experts at MUSC talk Ebola preparedness

Reflections from the field: Theresa Cantu, Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences doctoral student - Kruger National Park, S. Africa

Loskop Dam, South Africa – Fish Fieldwork 7/26/14-8/1/14

MUSC professor uses statistical modeling to design public health interventions in East Africa

Limits in public funding do not stop academic institutions from investing human and financial resources in research, if not to seek larger funds, to create momentum in boosting scientific innovation. “One of the main challenges sustaining my global health project in Ethiopia was securing some type of funding,” said Mulugeta Gebregziabher, PhD, Associate Professor of biostatistics in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

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