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Collaboration of the Panamanian Health Ministry and International Health Services Collaborative – USF

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PANAMA – Students from the International Health Services Collaborative (IHSC) recently returned from an intensive weeklong service project in the community of Villas del Carmen, Panama. The IHSC team consisted of 21 students from the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, and the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation […]

COPH Graduate Student Invited to Peace Corps Service in Zambia

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  COPH graduate student Folashade Osibanjo will soon join fellow COPH graduate students Daragh Gibson (Panama), Samantha Spedoske (South Africa), and Stephen Cormier (invited to serve in Cameroon) as Peace Corps Volunteers. Osibanjo recently received her invitation from Peace Corps to serve as a Community Health Volunteer in Zambia through the Peace Corps Master’s International (PCMI) program. The PCMI program is a unique opportunity which allows COPH graduate students to carry out their coursework here in Tampa and their International Field Experiences as Peace Corps Volunteers.  Peace Corps was established […]

Researchers at the University of South Florida College of Public Health are working with the March of Dimes, the Florida Department of Health and partners around the state, in an effort to reduce the trend of early elective deliveries, which are deliveries scheduled before a baby reaches a full 39 weeks gestational age without a medical reason. As part of this effort, South Florida and its Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies received a $100,000 grant from the March of Dimes to establish the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC).

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The initiative brings together public and private health care leaders to improve the health of mothers and babies throughout the state. The collaborative’s first effort, a year-long pilot test of a toolkit designed to eliminate cesarean sections and inductions for non-medical reasons before 39 weeks of pregnancy, officially got under […]

World Water Day 2011 Celebration Will Continue All Year

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Last week the world celebrated World Water Day and although World Water Day 2011 has passed, the celebration continues all year long!  An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 […]