Global Health News and Events

A trip to Morocco changes a dentist's perspective

By Helen Adams

Walter Renne, DMD is fearless when it comes to performing complicated dental procedures on his patients at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Putting his trust in an airplane traveling hundreds of miles an hour is another matter.

“I’m not too used to going places.  I’m scared to fly,” Renne recently said in his office in MUSC’s Division of Restorative Dentistry. He’s not alone.  One

Updates from the field: Caroline West, Tanzania


Jambo everyone!

Greetings from Tanzania! I arrived in Dar es Salaam at 8 o'clock on Monday evening without any travel issues. The visa process was a bit startling, but was handled quickly and was able to meet my boyfriend, David, and my driver outside of the airport. The first night we stayed at the Slipway Hotel—very comfortable—and enjoyed a meal seaside while watching the Germany-Algeria game. We met with Ginny Tuesday morning,

MUSC Center for Global Health to host guest lecturer, Margaret Bentley, PhD

The MaMi Project: HIV, Nutrition and Anti-retroviral Therapy for Mothers and Infants in Malawi

MUSC Center for Global Health would like to invite you to our Global Health Speaker Series event on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 12:00pm in Storm Eye Institute auditorium (HA 809) with

From English to Medicine to Ecuador – one medical student's career path leads to an immersion program in Ecuador

Incoming students will have a great deal to weigh as they plan for the new semester. And there are many questions to be answered before taking the plunge. How am I going to fund my education? What are the mentorship practices at the university? What am I getting myself into? A question that increasingly looms large is whether institutions offer opportunities to learn abroad.

Global presence played a major role in Cameron Jones’s decision to attend the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Medicine.  While comparing medical schools, he found his desire to pursue

MUSC Global Travel: By the numbers

MUSC faculty, staff, trainees and students play important roles in the global health arena. From treating pediatric cerebral palsy patients in Ethiopia to building cardiac catheterization programs in Tanzania, the MUSC community is continually changing what’s possible around the world. MUSC recognized the need for travel

MUSC College of Medicine graduate completes prestigious GE/NMF International Medical Scholars Program

Necessity—truly—is the mother of invention. Consequently, practical and successful interventions are, in most cases, found in the poorest settings around the world where resources are strained. The results of public health and medical interventions abroad account for many best practices for health care systems in the developed world. Treating rare diseases, applying cost-effective tests and procedures, use of appropriate technologies in low resource regions have

Chief resident reflects on residency program in Tanzania

By Brystol Henderson

After multiple plane changes and more than 60 hours of total travel time, we landed safely in
Mwanza late in the evening. We arrived to find that the Serengeti house, our intended destination, was “full” with

MUSC medical student takes on cause of World No Tobacco Day, observed May 31

By Rahoul Ahuja

Over the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity to volunteer along healthcare professionals in developing countries, work with global health experts at the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and also conduct research in Argentina. Through these experiences, I’ve not only cultivated a passion for global health, but have also found that international traveling is very humbling, and really broadens your perspective.By Rahoul Ahuja

DHA graduate recognizes global influences in healthcare IT

Conventional wisdom holds that once a student graduates, the worst is over. No more long nights studying. No more Socratic or didactic learning. Spending inordinate amounts of time on research papers just for course credit is now a thing of the past. Adrienne Hunter, DHA, MS, the first graduate of the Doctor of Health Administration - Information Systems program at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), continues

MUSC anesthesiology chair provides global learning through residency program in Tanzania

Coffin shops line the route to Bugando Medical Center in Mwanza, Tanzania. Passersby view the merchants, fashioning their products for all but certain sales, as they come and go through Mwanza, a northern city on the shoreline of Lake Victoria. The shops portend the most common perception of patient outcomes after being admitted to Bugando Medical Center for largely