Consequences of Under-Nutrition May be Reversible after Age 2, Study Finds

December 6, 2013 in CGHD in the News

Many experts assert that the damage children suffer if malnourished in the “1,000 day window of opportunity” -- pregnancy and the first two years of life -- is irreversible and cannot be offset by interventions later in childhood. But a new study co-authored by a BU School of Public Health researcher... More

Pamoja Together Article: A Cancer Aimed at Kids-Burkitt’s Lymphoma

November 12, 2013 in CGHD in the News

By Calvin J. Ouma Equatorial Africa—and especially western Kenya—is home to a form of cancer known as Burkitt’s lymphoma. For children in Equatorial Africa up to 11 years old, it is the most common malignancy. Yet little data exists on the disease burden created attributed to Burkitt’s in the country. Burkitt’s lymphoma... More

Malcolm Bryant Wins 2013 Gordon-Wyon Award

November 8, 2013 in CGHD in the News

Malcolm Bryant, a clinical associate professor of international health, was awarded the 2013 Gordon-Wyon Award for Community-based Public Health, Epidemiology and Practice at the 2013 APHA International Health Section Awards Ceremony. Bryant is currently the lead investigator of a study evaluating how effectively non-governmental organizations and other groups working in Ethiopia can... More

BU Student Chapter of Engineers Without Borders and CGHD Team Up in Zambia

October 25, 2013 in CGHD in the News

From BU Today "When we first stepped off the plane last August in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, we were greeted by the ubiquitous dust of the country’s dry season. We drove past fires on the side of the road, whose smoke mixed with the dust and followed us throughout our trip: from... More

Pamoja Together: Student Newsroom Exploring Foreign Aid

September 26, 2013 in CGHD in the News

Pamoja Together is a student-powered global news network that tells the stories of foreign aid from the perspective of the recipient. Pamoja, the Kiswahili word for together, connects students from aid recipient and donor countries in a student-to-student learning process. Student teams are multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary, drawing the best students studying... More

Pulitzer Fellow Reports on Progress of Malawi Cash-Transfer Program

August 20, 2013 in CGHD in the News

Kerstin Egenhofer, a BU School of Public Health student studying international health, has chosen the cash transfer program in Malawi for her first project as a reporting fellow for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Malawi's cash transfer program provides small direct payments of cash -- usually the equivalent of $5-15 monthly, More

Using Wireless Technology to Save Lives of HIV-Positive Mothers in Zambia

July 29, 2013 in CGHD in the News

Despite advances in medical technology and pharmaceuticals, HIV/AIDS is still responsible for one in four maternal deaths in sub-Saharan Africa. Fortunately, antiretroviral therapy (ART) improves the health and long-term survival of people living with HIV, but only if high adherence is maintained. For pregnant and postpartum women in particular, adherence is... More

CGHD to Evaluate the Roll Back Malaria Partnership

July 26, 2013 in CGHD in the News

Led by Dr. Jonathon Simon, a team of CGHD scientists will lead the external evaluation of the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership. The Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership was launched in 1998 by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and... More

Faculty and Students Release New Report Outlining Pharma Development in Europe

July 19, 2013 in CGHD in the News

Two BUSPH faculty members and several current and former students collaborated on a major policy and strategy report that provides a blueprint for pharmaceutical development throughout Europe. Priority Medicines for Europe and the World 2013 -- written in part by Warren Kaplan, an assistant professor of international health, and Veronika Wirtz, More

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