Tag Archives: Global health

Bon Voyage: An increased global exchange of disease looms

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
May 8, 2017

In 2014, when a doctor who had been treating the Ebola outbreak in West Africa brought the disease back to New York City, the United States was completely unprepared. A survey of America’s hospitals at the time showed that only 6 percent were ready to receive an Ebola patient.[1] Over a year later, things aren’t […]

Zika Virus Highlights the Need for International Health Programs

By Calum Macpherson, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Director of Research at St. George's University
November 21, 2016

Zika is spreading fast. The virus, which is spread primarily by mosquitoes, has no known cure or treatment. It can cause fever, conjunctivitis, and headaches, among other things. Pregnant women with the virus can give birth to babies with underdeveloped brains. So far, 48 countries and territories in the Caribbean and the Americas have reported […]

IFMSA 61st General Assembly in Mumbai

By Jenna T. Nakagawa
September 10, 2012

Dear IFMSA fans and folks of the Public Health interweb, It has been one month since the 61st Annual General Assembly of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA). We were a delegation of nine from IFMSA-Grenada, welcomed to fancy hotel overlooking the lake of Mumbai, city-scape in the background and spoiled with the […]