$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

BU Program on Crisis Response & Reporting Announces Fellowship Recipients

April 17, 2014 in CGHD in the News

The Boston University College of Communication (COM), School of Public Health (SPH) and the Center for Global Health & Development announced the 2 student recipients of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting fellowships. The two recipients will travel to Washington, D.C. this summer to work at the Pulitzer Center’s headquarters for... More

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

March 5, 2014 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

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