Posts Tagged ‘Uganda’

Dr. Thomas Unnasch receives $2.6M NIH grant to examine river blindness

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Thomas Unnasch, chair of the Department of Global Health and distinguished university health professor, has been awarded an R01 grant for more than $2.6 million from the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to combat onchocerciasis in Africa. Onchocerciasis, commonly known as river blindness, is an eye […]

Dr. Ben Jacob takes the offensive to slash river blindness [VIDEO]

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“When you see the kids who have nothing, it changes you,” said Dr. Ben Jacob, “and when you see the ones who are blind on top of it, it changes you even more.  You come back to your American life here, you cruise around town, go to McDonald’s, whatever, but you can’t help thinking about […]

Malaria abroad inspires local contribution to the cure

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“Health is one of the major components in the vicious cycle of poverty,” said Emily Lupton, a research assistant at the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health who recently authored her first publication in Parasitology International. Originally from North Carolina, Lupton earned her Master of Public Health in epidemiology and global communicable diseases […]

COPH student part of U.S.A.I.D.-Peace Corps collaborative to “Let Girls Learn”

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On March 3, the United States Agency for International Development announced its partnership with the Peace Corps to create a new program initiative called “Let Girls Learn,” which consists of expanding access to education for adolescent girls worldwide.  According to Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Peace Corps director, “Educating girls is essential to healthy and thriving communities but, […]

Anniversary tour goes international

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The #usfcophrocks tour is bringing leading global health experts from Ecuador, Panama, Uganda and Malaysia to the COPH for “Healthy Populations in the 21st Century: International Trends.” Sponsored by the Office of International Programs, the day includes a panel discussion and four breakout sessions led by featured speakers. The event is free and open to […]

International guests to anchor public health panel during weeklong visit

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The USF College of Public Health will host an international panel discussion on Tuesday, Jan. 27, as part of a weeklong global endeavor associated with the College’s 30th anniversary celebration. Four public health leaders will come to COPH from various parts of the world for a week of discussions, professional visits, and even some entertainment. […]

Graduate student Funmilayo Olaoye uses “international language” for prevention education [video]

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“It’s so hard to say goodbye,” Funmilayo Olaoye wrote from Uganda on her USF blog in early September. “How time flies. I can’t believe 8 weeks is over and it’s time for me to return to the United States. I write this with uncontrollable tears rolling down my cheeks. The farewell song that the children […]