Global Health News and Events

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).

MUSC student takes leap of faith on HIV/AIDS program in South Africa

By Matthew Husband

Lessons from the field: Vasanthan Kuppuswamy, second year medical student

By Vasanthan Kuppuswamy

Guidance for Ebola-affected countries

Since March 2014, West African (Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia) countries experienced the largest outbreak of Ebola in history.  Soon after the World Health Organization declared the end of the Ebola outbreak in these countries, new cases of Ebola were reported in Guinea late November 2015.  The health systems in these West African countries continue to monitor for new cases and to exercise preemptive action to prevent transmission.