Monthly Archives: April 2014

It’s National Public Health Week

By Brett Mauser
April 7, 2014

It’s National Public Health Week (NPHW) in the US, a stretch dedicated in which the American Public Health Association (APHA)¬†recognizes “the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation.” How can you help? Visit the NPHW website all week to see what’s being done and how you can pitch […]

Making a Difference

By Gabriel Stahl
April 4, 2014

Prior to embarking on my postgraduate studies in public health, my experience in the field was limited to literary research, and data entry for public health professionals as a research assistant. At that time, I dutifully completed the tasks at hand and did not consider the comprehensive domain that is public health. Several months removed […]

River Blindness

By Jeremy Aguinaldo
April 4, 2014

Onchocerciasis, also known as River Blindness, is considered a neglected tropical disease (NTD) and caused by Onchocerca volvolus. It is predominantly found in Africa, South America, and some parts of Yemen. This parasitic worm is transmitted through multiple repeated bites by blackflies of the genus¬†Simulium that inhabit near running bodies of water. Clinical symptoms include […]