Study underway about Zika virus in the female genital tract
On July 11, 2016 Prisant et al. published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases pointing to the underway studies investigating "the threat of a woman potentially becoming a chronic ZIka virus carrier."
The first human Zika virus infection was documented in Nigeria in 1954, with very few documented infections after this initial report, until the virus outbreak in 2007 on Yap...
Lietman Fellows Reflect | Global Health Experiences in Peru & Bangaldesh
In June 2016, Dr. Bansar Shah traveled to Bangladesh in order to conduct a needs assessment of a community-based acute/emergency care program with the partner organization the Center of Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh (CIPRB). Dr. Shah was funded by the Center for Global Health's Paul S. Lietman Global Travel Fellowship for Residents and Fellows. Dr. Shah explains the overarching goal of the project is "to create a community-based acute/urgent care program" that "would be...
“Jhpiego reaches 2 million men, youth in Africa with voluntary HIV prevention..”
More than two million men and youth across sub-Saharan Africa have reduced their lifetime risk of HIV infection by accessing voluntary medical male circumcision, VMMC, services. This milestone—including more than one million procedures performed in the last two years alone—represents more than 15 percent of the 11.7 million VMMCs the World Health Organization estimates have been performed worldwide...
Medical “Brain Drain” and Health Care Worker Shortages: How Should International Training Programs Respond?
An ethics case in the AMA Journal of Ethics delves into the ethics surrounding human resources in low resource settings
The movement of health care workers from countries with resource scarcity and immense need (“source” countries) to areas of resource abundance and greater personal opportunity (“destination” countries) presents a complex set of decisions and...
“Cholera vaccine developed by University of Maryland wins FDA approval”
Federal regulators have approved a cholera vaccine developed by the University of Maryland that will provide U.S. travelers with the first defense against the virulent infection common in many poor countries.
The FDA approved Vaxchora this month, and its maker says it could be available as early as this fall. Research continues with the goal of expanding global protection...
JHSPH Faculty & Collaborators publish on HIV/AIDS Stigma in Lancet
A JHSPH Press Release highlights a recent study published in the Lancet on the dearth of access to preventive drugs and continual stigma that leads to a disproportional high HIV burden among gay men:
Despite some successes, the failure to get drugs to those most in need and discriminatory laws in countries including Russia, Nigeria and Uganda have contributed to...
14 Residents & Fellows Awarded Paul S. Lietman Fellowship in Spring
Twice a year, the Center for Global Health facilitates Residents and Fellows from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine to practice medicine and learn in the clinical settings of different low-and middle-income countries. These opportunities are financed through the generous support of the School of Medicine and the Gilead Foundation. During the Spring 2016 cycle, the review committee selected 14 awardees to receive grants ranging from $3,500 to $5,000 USD. These funds defray the individual...
CGH funds 54 students to train in global health abroad
This year through the Global Health Established Field Placements, the Center for Global Health has paired 54 Johns Hopkins students with faculty and principle investigators at Johns Hopkins University and its affiliate organizations, Jhpiego and the Johns Hopkins Communications Center (CCP). During these placements, students will apply global health knowledge acquired from a variety of disciplines and classroom settings to research projects and health...
UNAIDS: South Africa Launches National Campaign for HIV Prevention for Young Women and Adolescent Girls
The Deputy President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, launched an ambitious national campaign to prevent HIV among young women and adolescent girls on 24 June in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. The campaign will respond to the unacceptably high rate of new HIV infections among young women and adolescent girls in the country.
Almost 2000 new HIV infections occur...
"Third of hospitals in developing world lack clean running water - study" by Reuter's Lin Taylor
At least a third of hospitals in developing nations do not have clean running water, a study has found, leading to unsanitary conditions and further spread of disease in drought-hit areas.
The study examined 430 hospitals in developing countries and found that one third of clinics did not have a reliable source of clean water to perform surgical operations.
Water availability ranged...
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