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“Discovery” sparks movement to reduce impact of preterm birth in East Africa

March 22, 2019
This UCSF East Africa Preterm Birth Initiative program is aimed at defeating the stubborn global epidemic of preterm birth, the largest killer of children under five.

UC Merced Public Health undergraduate wins scholarship to conduct public health research overseas

March 22, 2019
Akhila Yechuri '18 will study the sociocultural barriers that slum-dwelling Muslim women in Hyderabad, India face in receiving adequate healthcare.

HIV self-test kits improve testing rates among sexual partners

March 22, 2019
UCLA assistant professor, Kathryn L. Dovel reports on her randomized trial in Malawi. 

Call for undergraduate summer internship/fellowship proposals in women's health, gender and empowerment

March 18, 2019
Women's Health, Gender and Empowerment COE offers funding to low-income undergrads for summer projects. 

Tragic birth sparks obstetrician’s pursuit of global health PhD

February 28, 2019
Nicholas Rubashkin, part of the UCSF Institute for Global Health Science’s first group of PhD students, is working to ensure women’s rights are respected when they give birth.

Melissa Smith: New to the UC, but no stranger to global health

February 6, 2019
Learn about Melissa Smith's inspiring career working in health and social justice in communities in the US and abroad. 

UC Santa Cruz grad student working to advance Beyond Compliance initiative

January 31, 2019
Alison Hanson and the Beyond Compliance Initiative seek to eliminate sexual harassment and sexual violence from campus.

A new and dire diagnosis: Human trafficking

October 15, 2018
In the first-of-its-kind policy, all mandated reporters within UC San Diego Health will be responsible for reporting suspected victims of human trafficking.

Call for papers in transformative approaches for gender justice in sexual and reproductive health

September 18, 2018
The Women’s Health, Gender, and Empowerment Center of Expertise is accepting submissions for a special issue of the journal Culture, Health & Sexuality on transformative approaches for gender justice in sexual and reproductive health.

Women’s Health, Gender and Empowerment deputy director launches community resource supporting women’s health

September 5, 2018
COE education and training lead, Melissa Smith, brings field-tested community empowerment tools to women and girls in Latin America.

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