CGHD in the News

Faculty Position: Licensed Pediatrician

May 10, 2013 in CGHD in the News

The Center for Global Health and Development (CGHD) at Boston University has an opening for a faculty position for a licensed Pediatrician with expertise in child survival issues and with interest and experience in working in Africa, Asia, and/or Latin America. This is a Boston-based, three-year research position in the... More

CGHD Part of Lancet Series on Ending Pneumonia, Diarrhea Deaths

April 12, 2013 in CGHD in the News

What would it cost to prevent the vast majority of children’s deaths from pneumonia and diarrhea? About $6.7 billion over the next 12 years—to put it in perspective, that’s less than a quarter of the cost of the 2012 London Olympics. Pneumonia and diarrhea claimed the lives of two million... More

CGHD Re-Designated as WHO Collaborating Center in Pharmaceutical Policy

April 11, 2013 in CGHD in the News

Boston University's Center for Global Health and Development (CGHD) has been re-designated as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborative Center in Pharmaceutical Policy. The Center's ongoing role as a Collaborative Center in Pharmaceutical Policy is in effect until 2016, extending a working relationship that has existed for more than a decade... More

BU Program on Crisis Response and Reporting Launches Global Student Newsroom

March 7, 2013 in CGHD in the News

By Mike Trinh With its new project to send eights students from Boston University to Kenya to report on foreign aid, the Program on Crisis Response and Reporting aims to further strengthen the relationship between public health professionals and journalists. The two fields don’t always get along. The story often goes like... More

Trustee’s Gift Creates Beverly Brown Professorship in Global Public Health

March 5, 2013 in CGHD in the News

Thanks to a $4 million gift from University trustee Richard Shipley (SMG’68, GSM’72), a professorship in urban global health has been named for Beverly A. Brown, development director of the Center for Global Health and Development and wife of University President Robert A. Brown. Brown says the gift has left her... More

CGHD Faculty & Staff Interviewed on PRI’s The World

March 5, 2013 in CGHD in the News

Anchor Marco Werman spoke with Dr. Donald Thea, Dr. Julie Herlihy, and Leoda Hamomba of CGHD's Preventing Mother to Child Transmission Project about the recent news of a baby girl in Mississippi apparently cured of HIV.

CGHD Teams-Up with BU’s Engineers Without Borders

January 2, 2013 in CGHD in the News

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is a student organization at Boston University that is working with the CGHD and the Zambia Center for Applied Health Research and Development (ZCAHRD) on expanding the text messaging system in rural Zambia that will allow more rural health clinics to receive HIV testing results directly... More

BU Using Text Messaging Technology in Zambia to Prevent Mothers’ Death During Childbirth

December 10, 2012 in CGHD in the News

By Mike Trinh BOSTON UNIVERSITY – This year, the Short Message Service, better known as the text message, turns 20 years old. Although many use the service today for seemingly trivial purposes, BU’s Center for Global Health and Development (CGHD) is trying to take advantage of text messaging to prevent deaths... More

Journal Supplement Explores Community Case Management as Method of Saving Millions of Lives

December 5, 2012 in CGHD in the News

Davidson Hamer, a professor of international health and medicine at Boston University School of Public Health and researcher at the Center for Global Health & Development, teamed with three guest editors to compile a full journal supplement to the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. The special supplement highlights the potential... More

Peace Corps Director Honors BUSPH Master’s International Program

November 19, 2012 in CGHD in the News

                        The Peace Corps has gone through myriad changes since its founding in 1961, adapting to issues of the times ranging from AIDS to education to new market economies. But one thing hasn't changed, according to Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet: "It is, without question, for most people, the best thing... More