Category: Community Health

Ebola in Kailahun

On August 8, 2014, the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Reports of the rapidly spreading Ebola virus in western Africa convinced WHO’s Emergency Committee to alert the international community of impending danger. However, according to Krista Johnson, an assistant professor at Howard University Graduate School, Ebola’s warning signs were

Alumni discuss post-graduation experiences in panel

The Program in Global Health Studies welcomed back five alumni for a panel discussion to discuss their post-graduation experiences on Thursday, May 19. “This year, we have one of our biggest graduating classes of minors. We’re in the early stages of developing plans for an adjunct major in global health. In addition, there’s an ongoing

Issues of Contraception and Abortion in the Zika Outbreak

Director General Margaret Chan of the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the Zika virus a global health emergency Monday, February 1. Given the intense backlash from their delayed response to the Ebola crisis, it comes as no surprise that the international agency would take little time in declaring the Zika outbreak an international emergency.