Global Health

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Preventive Medicine welcomes Jeffrey Klausner, MD, MPH

By Cristine Hall At the height of the materialistic ‘80s, when most of his classmates in medical school were shooting for brass ring specialties like orthopedics and ophthamology, Jeffrey Klausner, was ready to call it quits. A year at a new AIDS research center in Zaire changed his mind. Studying

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USC hosts APRU’s 14th annual Global Health Conference

The 14th annual Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Global Health Conference was held Oct. 19-21, bringing together health leaders, researchers, policymakers and students.  Organized by USC, Fudan University in Shanghai, and the APRU Secretariat, more than 2,700 participants from around the world attended event. Margaret Chan, former Director-General of the World Health

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IIGH hosts David Nabarro for lecture on COVID-19, climate change Sept. 21

The USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health, in collaboration with the USC Presidential Working Group on Sustainability, is hosting a lecture Sept. 21 titled “Addressing the Dual Challenges of Climate Change and COVID-19.” The featured speaker is David Nabarro, a World Health Organization Special Envoy on COVID-19 and co-director of the Institute of

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The need for human rights in this global pandemic

The USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health (USC IIGH) has witnessed how harmful COVID-19 is to highly vulnerable populations worldwide, including the elderly, the sick, the poor, the criminalized, sexual and gender minorities, and those facing persistent discrimination and exclusion.  Women sick with COVID-19 symptoms are prevented from visiting a clinic

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USC IIGH Engages in Partnership Building in Kenya

The leadership of the USC Institute for Inequalities in Global Health (IIGH) team has developed relationships and partnerships around the world for more than two decades on a range of critical global health issues. That experience and connectivity to the field is visible in recent collaborations in Kenya with civil

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Drones that save lives? Meet humanitarian aid’s newest tool

The online study of unmanned aerial vehicles at USC can help global health providers make effective use of emerging technology. Public health experts and people providing humanitarian aid in remote areas are now using drones to deliver medical supplies and monitor potentially dangerous emergency scenes. It’s a trend that’s caught the attention

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