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Nursing Diversity: Why Backstories Matter

Susan Kools, RN, PhD, addresses the importance of diversity and perspective. She is the director of Inclusion, Diversity and Excellence Achievement at the University of Virginia School of Nursing and a faculty leader in the Minority Health International Research Training Program. Photo: UVa and Univen Nursing faculty, MHIRT Scholars and University of Venda students in South Africa. See the Huffington Post article authored by Professor Kools and UVa School of Nursing Dean, Dorrie Fontaine here.

2016 Global Health Case Competition

The UVa Global Health Case Competition featured over 150 UVa students from diverse schools and disciplines working to tackle some of the most intransigent, enduring global health issues. See the slideshow of the event.

Global Health: Zika Virus

Dr. William Petri, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, discusses the spread of the Zika virus and its implications.

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WHO declares Zika virus a public health emergency

The World Health Organization has officially declared the Zika virus to be a public health emergency. The mosquito-borne virus has spread rapidly and is linked to a serious neurological conditions in babies called microcephaly, so the Zika virus poses significant risk for pregnant women. See this link for further details about the virus and what officials are doing to halt its spread. 

Sierra Leone Discharges Final Ebola Patient

Memunatu Kalokoh, the last known Ebola patient Sierra Leone, was discharged from the hospital on Friday. Sierra Leone had been declared Ebola-free in November of 2015, but a new case sprung up in that very same week, eventually killing 21-year-old Mariatu Jalloh, the niece of Kalokoh. Kalokoh's release marks the beginning of the six-week countdown until Sierra Leone can officially be declared Ebola-free.


TDR's Response to Zika Virus

TDR is working with the WHO to combat the threat of the Zika virus. They have focused on capacity-building efforts in order for countries to respond effectively to vector-borne illnesses such as Zika. Find further details here.