The G8 Tackles Wartime Rape: A Global (Health) Crisis

Sexual violence in any form can have debilitating physical and mental health effects on individuals, and serious social/economic repercussions for families and communities. The United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) explains that violence against women is a problem in all societies around the world, both in times of peace and conflict. With this context, I … Continue reading The G8 Tackles Wartime Rape: A Global (Health) Crisis

The G8 Tackles Wartime Rape: A Global (Health) Crisis

Sexual violence in any form can have debilitating physical and mental health effects on individuals, and serious social/economic repercussions for families and communities. The United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) explains that violence against women is a problem in all societies around the world, both in times of peace and conflict.With this context, I was … Continue reading The G8 Tackles Wartime Rape: A Global (Health) Crisis

Innovative Poster Highlights Work Towards Trans-Disciplinary Education for Global Health

This spring, an eye-catching poster at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)  titled “Transdisciplinary Education to Meet Global Health Needs” (below) demonstrated trans-disciplinary work both in design and in function. With six authors from six different universities/medical schools, this poster is the product of the trans-disciplinary work for which it advocates. The poster … Continue reading Innovative Poster Highlights Work Towards Trans-Disciplinary Education for Global Health

CDC Twitter chat on global health threats – February 28

Join CDC Director Dr. Frieden for a live Twitter chat about CDC’s 24/7 work around the globe to protect people from health threats. CDC works to help build capacity and strengthen a country’s ability to improve global health security. A memorable example of global health security in action is CDC’s work with the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population … Continue reading CDC Twitter chat on global health threats – February 28

Funding Pulse – November

Welcome to the November issue of Funding Pulse - an aggregation of health-related funding news from the previous month to keep you updated on the latest fiscal trends at UMHS and related entities, and upcoming opportunities: Information Session: W. M. Keck Foundation Call for Concept Papers (internal submissions) Tuesday, December 4th, 2012, 9:30-10:30 am, Palmer … Continue reading Funding Pulse – November

Open Educational Resources

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)? Open Education "...is the simple and powerful idea that the world’s knowledge is a public good and that technology in general and the Worldwide Web in particular provide an extraordinary opportunity for everyone to share, use, and reuse knowledge." —The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation "Open educational resources (OER) are … Continue reading Open Educational Resources

Neglected Diseases – How Should We Pay for R&D?

from the Wall Street Journal's Health blog: It’s no secret that only a fraction of the money spent on biomedical research goes toward developing vaccines and drugs for malaria, tuberculosis and other diseases that afflict people primarily in poor countries. There’s little incentive to invest in medicines for which few can pay – even if … Continue reading Neglected Diseases – How Should We Pay for R&D?

World Malaria Day 2012

Today, around the globe, countries, organizations and individuals are observing World Malaria Day.  According to the WHO World Malaria Report 2011, there were 216 million cases of malaria worldwide in 2010. Although it is a preventable and treatable infectious disease, more than 1 million people die of malaria each year.   The majority of these deaths occur … Continue reading World Malaria Day 2012

Global Health Workshop at the North Campus Research Complex

Interested in learning about global health and international information resources and data tools for your research? Gurpreet Rana--Global Health Coordinator at the Taubman Health Sciences Library--will be teaching a MLibrary’s Tools and Tips workshop at the North Campus Research Complex: Date: Friday, April 27 Time: 12:00 PM-12:30 PM Location: Building 520, Room 1122 Presenter: Gurpreet … Continue reading Global Health Workshop at the North Campus Research Complex

International Women’s Day

Today, March 8 is International Women’s Day 2012.   Thousands of events are being held around the globe to celebrate the achievements and address issues facing women today.   The theme this year is “Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty”.  To learn more, about the theme, visit the United Nations site on International Women’s Day. … Continue reading International Women’s Day