See more of Center for Global Health at the Medical University of South Carolina by logging into Facebook
Message this Page, learn about upcoming events and more.
See more of Center for Global Health at the Medical University of South Carolina by logging into Facebook
Message this Page, learn about upcoming events and more.
Not Now
Photos
Reviews
1 Review
Tell people what you think
Patty Coker
February 21, 2012
A great new page set up for MUSC to provide updates on global health issues.
Videos
World Culture Fair 2013 Video 2
2
Posts

After recent illegal chemical attacks in Syria, you may be wondering: which weapons are allowed, which aren’t, and why? And can’t more be done to prevent indiscriminate killing?

Indiscriminate weapons are supposed to be outlawed. So why are so many civilians being killed by them?
irinnews.org

Global health: much more that infectious disease.

The gravest health threats facing low- and middle-income countries are not the plagues, parasites, and blights that dominate the news cycle and international relief efforts. They are the everyday diseases -- heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory illnesses -- we understand and coul...
cfr.org
Posts
Opiate addiction has become increasingly common in Sierra Leone, where there are few avenues for drug rehabilitation.
www.aljazeera.com
Campaigners say tens of millions in urgent need in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia are in hands of an overwhelmed, outdated humanitarian network
www.theguardian.com
Armed opposition groups and government forces “are routinely doing what they can, all of them it seems, to avoid us helping women, children, wounded on the other side,” an official said.
mobile.nytimes.com
Campaign launched to treat patients with disease that affects poor communities where sanitation levels are low.
aljazeera.com

"The stage is being set for a repeat of what happened in Rwanda"

Ethnic cleansing is taking place in South Sudan, a UN panel says, warning of possible genocide.
bbc.com|By BBC News
Large clinical trial for a vaccine to protect against HIV transmission is underway in South Africa.
bbc.com|By BBC News

Aleppo pounded by 'heaviest bombardment' since war began

A renewed blitz on Syria's war-ravaged eastern Aleppo has killed almost 300 people, including children, in five days and obliterated hospitals, rescuers and doctors say.
cnn.com

Aleppo - air raids continue on civilians and hospitals.

Al Jazeera journalist captures dramatic footage of attack as babies are rescued from incubators by panicked staff.
aljazeera.com

“We would never tolerate a situation where only one in 10 people with cancer or diabetes gets treatment, and yet we do that with substance-abuse disorders."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/4214bf2a-ac49-11e6-977a-10…

Murthy outlines the health impacts of drug and alcohol misuse, says nation must do more.
washingtonpost.com

Important perspective from the front lines of Aleppo, where 100,000 children are still trapped.

The story of four children surviving in war-torn Aleppo, and their escape to a new life.
pbs.org

Haiti's under-five mortality is already 10 times greater than the US, and it seems the worst is yet to come.

http://www.forbes.com/…/hurricane-matthew-is-just-the-lat…/…

The aftermath will likely include worsening hunger, a sharp increase in cholera, and additional childhood deaths from other diarrheal infections due to worsening of the already poor sanitation.
forbes.com