Browsing: Global Health

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2 The Global Children’s Oral Health and Nutrition Program: Students Learn by Doing Good

Every year, since 2010, Dr. Karen Sokal-Gutierrez, Dr. Susan Ivey, and a group of students have taken toothbrushes, toothpaste, and a big pink and white model of teeth to Central America, South America, and Asia. There, they teach communities about oral health. The Global Children’s Oral health and Nutrition Program was created to stem the epidemic rise in tooth decay in developing countries around the world. Sokal-Gutierrez, who more commonly goes by Dr. Karen, is an associate clinical professor, and Dr. Ivey is an associate adjunct professor. Both work with the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program.

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1 Upbringing in Angola sparked Bixby Center director’s passion for reproductive health

For as far back as Dr. Ndola Prata can remember, she wanted to improve women’s health. “My particular interest started when I was very young, basically by being around a lot of suffering of women, and learning about their reproductive needs that were not being met,” she said. At that time, Prata was growing up in Angola, a country struggling through nearly 30 years of civil war.

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11 Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Holmes publishes book on Mexican migrant workers

During his years of fieldwork among indigenous Mexican migrant farmworkers, physician and anthropologist Seth Holmes encountered comments like these again and again from farm managers and other farm workers. Some, including medical professionals he interviewed, would even claim that the indigenous workers’ genes made them better suited to their backbreaking work.

Clinical Professor Linda Neuhauser; Dr. Xie Zhenming, Secretary General of the China Population Association; and Dr. Sun Xiaoming, research partner on the China (Photo: Eve Lee)
0 Berkeley Brings CBPR Model to China

In an initiative to improve the health and well-being of young migrant workers in China, researchers at UC Berkeley have brought a community-based participatory research pioneered at Berkeley to the factories of the Changzhou Xinbei Development Zone.

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0 Toward a Sustainable Planet

Climate change and rapid population growth together pose a major threat to global health. Fortunately, some major players at Berkeley are on the case.