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
Category: Community Health
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
More than a year ago, I was sitting with my grandparents on the morning of the New Year eating a champurrada and reading the Guatemalan newspaper Prensa Libre. We had celebrated the previous night at a nice restaurant in the colonial city of Antigua where we watched the sky light up with fireworks at midnight.
Tim Stanton is a visiting professor from Stanford University who will be teaching 390: Community-Based Partnership Research in International Development this coming spring quarter. Professor Stanton worked at Stanford for 30 years building community engagement and service learning into the university curriculum at the local, national, and international level. He helped found and directed Stanford’s Haas Center
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.