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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.

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.

2016 Center for Global Health Scholars

The 2016 Center for Global Health University Scholars represent the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the McIntire School of Commerce, and the College at Wise.

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The University of Virginia's Center for Global Health promotes health in resource-limited settings by fostering the commitment of students, faculty and partners from many disciplines to address the diseases of poverty.

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WHO Declares International Ebola Emergency Over

The WHO announced on March 29th that the Ebola international emergency has ended. The emergency situation lasted approximately 20 months and killed 11.300 people. Dr. Margaret Chan, the WHO director-general advised continuous "vigilance and response capacity," but declared that the outbreak no longer constituted an international public health emergency. 

International Studies in Tuberculosis Immunology: Global Health via the Physician Scientist Pathway

Join us on April 27th at 2pm in the Carter Harrison Research Building - MR6 Room 2501 for an exciting talk by Dr. Deborah Lewinsohn, a Pediatric Infectious Disease specialist from Oregon Health and Sciences University. She studies the immunology of of childhoos tuberculosis among children in Kampala, Uganda. 

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.