Global Health News and Events

Experts at MUSC talk Ebola preparedness

By Helen Adams

The arrival of the first Ebola patient in an American hospital comes as no surprise to infectious disease experts at the Medical University of South Carolina.

“There have been several false alarms before now, which shows that health care systems are paying attention to patients’ symptoms and epidemiology,” said L.W. Preston Church, M.D., associate professor in MUSC’s Infectious Diseases Division. “People are thinking about Ebola and taking appropriate action.”

MUSC Center for Global Health to host PBS Frontline film screening of "Ebola Outbreak" and panel discussion

Join the MUSC Center for Global Health as we screen PBS Frontline’s documentary, Ebola Outbreak highlighting the struggles containing and managing the latest outbreak in West Africa.

MUSC neurosurgeon finds sensory delight and reward in global work

Updates from the Field: MUSC student Elizabeth Slaughter, Uganda

05/12/2014

Today we saw a lot of patients with back pain. As occupational therapy (OT) students, we learned a lot in our anatomy and musculoconditions course about the back muscles and how to ergonomically handle daily task management; however, we did not cover many interventions for back pain.

Pharmacy student shows need for effective prescription safety, counseling in Ghana

“I’ve always said that people die a lot in Africa from not knowing enough,” Nana Assah, a third year pharmacy student, explained as what he believes is part of  the cause of the continent’s historic plight. Assah is originally from Ghana, West Africa and, as a native, understands the public health issues populations face in West Africa.  The knowledge gap is glaringly deep and wide, he said.

21 facts about Ebola virus disease


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MUSC Center for Global Health answers some questions about Ebola Virus Disease with facts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

1.       The Ebola virus is not waterborne or airborne.

MUSC Infectious disease expert treats kids in Haiti

By Helen Adams

It’s a long way from the historic streets of Charleston to the unpaved roads of rural Haiti in more ways than one.  Not only is it a trip of more than a thousand miles; it is also a journey to a country trying to recover from years of government corruption, a devastating 2010 earthquake, a cholera epidemic, and poverty described by the U.S. government as the worst in the Western Hemisphere.

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.

Updates from the field: Caroline West, Tanzania

7/09/2014

Jambo everyone!

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

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