Global Health

Q&A: Learning public health through international experiences, research

In this Q&A, Ashkan Nasr, a USC Master of Public Health student in the global health leadership track, discusses his experience at the 70th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. USC’s MPH program involves a practicum—an experience that allows students to integrate their knowledge through practical training. The USC Institute for Global Health facilitates several international

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USC students lead public health camp in Uganda

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

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USC team wins global health case competition

Three Master of Public Health students from the Keck School of Medicine of USC were part of a cross-campus team that won the international Emory University Global Health Case Competition, joining the elite few to have clinched first place in the event’s seven years. With a $6,000 check in tow, the

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Alumnus trains Cambodian officials to save lives in emergencies

After graduating from USC, Michael Pham MPH ’15 traded the urban jungle of Los Angeles for the lush tropics of Southeast Asia, where he spent two weeks training Cambodian officials in emergency response practices. Pham, a paramedic, hoped to help standardize pre-hospital emergency care in Asia, which lacks medical service

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Panama summit stokes vision of health equity in the Americas

From the northern tip of Alaska to the southern coast of Chile, the Americas host some of the most diverse — and disparate — populations in the world. However, despite progress in medicine and economic development, health inequalities prevail, leading to avoidable premature illness and death among millions of disadvantaged

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