Topic List : Global Health
Mothers’ quandary on female circumcision
More Egyptian women are seeking the opinions of physicians on whether their daughters should undergo female genital cutting, which is illegal in the country, but they say doctors don’t advise against the procedure.
A lifesaving needle
In Madagascar, S.V. Mahadevan taught health-care workers how to insert a special needle into bone to gain access to the circulatory system. The technique was used to successfully treat a 2-month-old on the island with a life-threatening infection.
Bhatt awarded Rosenkranz Prize
The physician-scientist intends to use the prize money to execute the first multinational microbiome research project focused on noncommunicable disease risk in Africa.
Conversations in Global Health: Nancy Snyderman
Speaking recently at Stanford's Conversations in Global Health seminar, Nancy Snyderman shared what it was like to be both a physician and journalist reporting from war zones, refugee camps and amidst major public health crises – and how to decide when to wear which hat.
Proposal to expand treatment of worm infections
A study supports a greatly expanded treatment program for parasitic worm diseases that could save millions from disability and possible death in sub-Saharan Africa.
Nancy Snyderman to discuss global health
Nancy Snyderman, MD, the former chief medical editor at NBC News, will discuss her career covering global health and medicine.
Students explore interests through research
Medical students presented posters of the research they’ve conducted at an annual symposium.
Zika and its effects on the developing fetus
Desiree LaBeaud, MD, discusses the current understanding of Zika virus as an emerging pathogen and its effects on the developing fetus.
Low-cost postpartum contraception
A Stanford researcher helped devise a simple IUD inserter for use in developing countries to help women seeking contraceptive options after delivery.
Childx speaker discusses children's health
Dr. Zulfiqa Bhutta from the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto will be part of a Childx panel focusing on the critical needs of health systems in low- and middle-income countries.