CGHD in the News

Testing the Effectiveness of mHealth Apps in Training Health Workers

February 27, 2015 in CGHD in the News

While hitting the books for the 10-year renewal of his board certification in infectious diseases, Professor Christopher Gill noted that this time around, the books were actually web-based tutorials. As he had several technology-based projects brewing at the same time, this online-learning model for re-certification triggered an idea: could community health... More

Study Aims to Help Developing Countries Curb Childhood Pertussis

January 7, 2015 in CGHD in the News

A BU School of Public Health researcher is leading a multi-year research study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to investigate ways to reduce the nearly 200,000 childhood deaths caused by pertussis. The $1.2 million grant for the initial phase of the study will help track the incidence of... More

BU Global Health Researcher Co-Chairs The Lancet Essential Medicines Policies Group

December 3, 2014 in CGHD in the News

By Sara Rimer Veronika Wirtz, an associate professor of global health at Boston University’s Center for Global Health & Development, has been named a co-chair of The Lancet Commission on Essential Medicines Policies. The Lancet, one of the world’s leading medical journals, has charged the commission—19 independent public health and medical experts from around... More

BU Study Finds Team Approach to Newborn Care Shows Promise

November 18, 2014 in CGHD in the News

A team approach that pairs community health workers with traditional birth attendants in rural Africa is a viable way to deliver child health interventions, a study led by BU School of Public Health researchers has found. In a study published in BMC Health Services Research, a group of global health researchers found... More

CGHD Researchers Featured in Bostonia Article on HIV/AIDS in Ghana

October 31, 2014 in CGHD in the News

What Big Data Won't Tell You: A series of small studies in Ghana may spark big changes in that country’s response to HIV by Susan Seligson appeared in the Fall 2014 edition of Bostonia. The science of global health is propelled by statistics. The larger a research study’s sample size, the... More

CGHD’s Donald Thea Quoted in article on Ebola Outbreak

September 12, 2014 in CGHD in the News

Dr. Donald Thea was quoted in the article The reason Ebola isn't being stopped. With smallpox, we could offer people a vaccine, a carrot in essence to induce them to be cooperative. With Ebola, we have nothing. View full article

Traditional Birth Attendants Can Help Treat Neonatal Sepsis

August 21, 2014 in CGHD in the News

The strategy of relying on traditional birth attendants, or community midwifes, to treat neonatal sepsis with a dose of antibiotics and refer infants to health clinics is feasible and could be effective in reducing mortality in remote rural settings, a new BU study has found. The study, led by School of... More

CGHD’s Christopher Gill Quoted in Wall Street Journal Pharmalot

August 6, 2014 in CGHD in the News

Pharmalot blog: What Clinical Trials? Many Study Results Remain Under Wraps — quotes Christopher Gill, associate professor of global health.

Transparency Lacking in Clinical Trials, BU Study Finds

July 17, 2014 in CGHD in the News

A significant percentage of completed drug clinical trials, especially those funded by industry, are not disclosed to the public years after being completed – a trend that “threatens the validity of the clinical research literature in the U.S.,” according to a study led by a Boston University School of Public... More

$12.5 Million Gift Creates Innovative Center for Social Work, Health

June 6, 2014 in CGHD in the News

Anonymous donor funds research for affordable, available care here and abroad   By Rich Barlow The doctor—and social worker—will see you now. Social workers play a critical role in health care, and an anonymous $12.5 million gift will create a new BU center melding social work and public health science to improve care here and... More