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

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

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