“Last Mile Health: Training Rural Liberians To Save Lives”

Dr. Raj Panjabi is training community members in Liberia to administer treatment and provide preventative care.

Raj Panjabi is the current CEO of Last Mile Health, an organization whose mission is to provide healthcare and equity to the people of Liberia. Last Mile Health is an organization that the Global Health Core works very closely with in it’s efforts to promote access to quality care in Liberia. One of the core’s current fellows, Dr. Alexandra Stanculescu, is currently working in Liberia with Last Mile Health and the Ministry of Health. The core is proud to see Raj Panjabi’s organization featured in the following Forbes article: (more…)

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“A Haitian Boy’s Needless Death From Diabetes”

Joia Mukherjee (from PIH), Palav Babaria and Sriram Shamasunder (both from Global Health Core).

The Global Health Core’s very own, Palav Babaria, was recently featured in The New York Times in an opinion piece on the challenges often faced in treating Diabetes in Haiti.

Palav, who now works as a primary care physician at Oakland’s Highland Hospital, was once apart of UCSF, and our Global Health Core, as a Global Health Hospital Medicine Fellow (2012-2013). (more…)

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Meet the Fellows: Dr. Alexandra Stanculescu
During HEAL Initiative’s two-year program , UCSF fellows are paired. Each fellow rotates between at an underserved domestic and international site. At each location, HEAL Initiative fellows work closely with local counterparts selected by our partner organization. These counterparts will also participate in the HEAL Initiative curriculum.

Meet the Fellows: Dr. Alexandra Stanculescu

Alexandra’s interests include Global and Community Health, and she is an advocate of the right to health care for all people. A believer in health education, she has worked to develop community health programs in India and Ecuador, as well as developing interactive e-Learning for the medical and scientific industry in the US. She received an M.A. from San Francisco State University in Integrative Health Education and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in Molecular and Cell Biology with an emphasis on Neuroscience.  She completed residency in Medicine and Pediatrics at Tulane University in New Orleans. (more…)

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