02/06/18 – Info Session: International Opportunities for MPH Students

Attend this information session to learn more about Summer 2018 international opportunities for Master of Public Health students.  Tuesday, Feb. 6 | 12:00 p.m. Soto Street Building (SSB) Room 301 USC Health Sciences Campus For remote live-viewing (recording will be posted following event), please visit http://uscmphonline.adobeconnect.com/mphevent and select your sound preference: Sound option 1: Select … Continue reading 02/06/18 – Info Session: International Opportunities for MPH Students

USC students lead public health camp in Uganda

USC students, faculty, staff and alumni collaborated with community organizations and university students to provide public health education and services to more than 1,000 youth in the Uganda’s rural Oyam district Aug. 8-12. Photo credit: Heather Wipfli

An interdisciplinary team of USC public health and pharmacy students and alumni concluded their summer in the grassy fields of northern Uganda, where they led a public health and soccer camp for more than 1,000 youth. Non-profit organization Ray United FC hosts the yearly camp as part of its efforts promote healthy kids and communities … Continue reading USC students lead public health camp in Uganda

Team Spotlight: Kennedy Yesigomwe

Meet our Uganda coordinator! Kennedy Yesigomwe is a student at Makerere University School of Public Health, where he is completing his final semester studying environmental health science. A self-described "Jack of all trades," he is also a stand-up comedian who goes by "Dr. Bluetooth," working to tackle non-communicable disease through humor as stress-relief. He says, "I … Continue reading Team Spotlight: Kennedy Yesigomwe

Program on Global Health & Human Rights to evaluate $10.5 million Africa Regional HIV Grant

The Program on Global Health and Human Rights (GHHR) is proud to announce an exciting new project to conduct the baseline and endline evaluations for the Global Fund’s $10.5 million Africa Regional HIV Grant. The project is focused on strengthening the legal and policy environments in 10 African project countries (Botswana, Cote D’Ivoire, Kenya, Malawi, … Continue reading Program on Global Health & Human Rights to evaluate $10.5 million Africa Regional HIV Grant

USC public health program turns Uganda’s fields into classrooms

Uganda Public Health immersion

Cultural barriers gave way to goals and slide-tackles in Uganda this summer as part of a public health immersion camp led by USC students and alumni. If there’s one thing that brings people together in the rural Mpigi District—it’s soccer. So, connecting the sport to public health was a logical choice for USC Institute for … Continue reading USC public health program turns Uganda’s fields into classrooms

East African Non-Communicable Disease Alliance convenes in Kenya

East Africa Non-Communicable Disease Alliance

Members of the East Africa Non-Communicable Disease Alliance convened in Nairobe, Kenya, April 7-9 to discuss the group’s future, potential collaborations and goals to prevent NCDs in the region and country. Sandra Najuna, in-country consultant for the USC Institute for Global Health, attended the meeting, which also included advocacy sessions, research training and a research … Continue reading East African Non-Communicable Disease Alliance convenes in Kenya

04/13/16 – GlobeMed: Spark MicroGrants Benefit Dinner

GlobeMed: Spark MicroGrants Benefit Dinner

In the name of global health and social justice, GlobeMed at USC  and the USC Institute for Global Health invite you to an evening of energizing discussion, delicious food and student talent—for a great cause. Join us in honoring Spark MicroGrants and the community health initiatives of the Ocitoaka Community in Northern Uganda. The guest of honor … Continue reading 04/13/16 – GlobeMed: Spark MicroGrants Benefit Dinner

Staff Spotlight: Sandra Najuna, MPH

Please join us in greeting Sandra Najuna as the newest USC Institute for Global Health coordinator in Uganda. In addition, we share our congratulations for our previous coordinator, Rukia Kalanzi, who, after more than three years of consultancy with IGH, is now pursuing her graduate degree at Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in Malaysia. Sandra, … Continue reading Staff Spotlight: Sandra Najuna, MPH