Liberia Is Ebola Free. We Can Do More.

On May 9, 2015 the World Health Organization declared Liberia free of Ebola. However, the work of building a robust health system that will prevent future outbreaks goes on.

The end of Ebola in Liberia can be seen in the everyday occurrences we once took for granted. It can be seen in the resurrection of the Liberian handshake — a traditional clasp of the hands, punctuated by a shared snap of the fingers — a greeting that originated as a celebration of freedom from slavery. It can be seen in school children dressed in their uniforms, holding hands as they walk to classes that are once again safe to attend. It can be seen in people dancing to the vibrant, rhythmic West African music that spills out from clubs, cars and cellphones. (more…)

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A Call to Action

It is our first full day in Haiti. As a global health fellow with UCSF I have traveled here with global health fellows across the country to be introduced to Partners in Health (PIH) and to Haiti. We were brought to a crude wooden shelter.

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“Making Global Health a Sustainable Career”

Dr. Phuoc Le, Co-founder and Co-Director of the Global Health Core at UCSF, was recently featured in the April issue of Today's Hospitalist, a monthly magazine that reports the latest news in practice management, quality improvement, and clinical updates in the field of Hospital Medicine.

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