Spin the globe and pick a nation. Chances are you’ll find UCSF faculty, staff, and/or students striving to better the health of those who live there. Some 1,200 are working across the world to uncover root causes of diseases that plague developing countries, offer care where it’s scarce, train fellow health care providers, shape policy, and more.
Helping harness their diverse talents and prodigious output is UCSF Global Health Sciences (GHS). Led by Jaime Sepúlveda, MD, MPH, DrSC, GHS integrates UCSF’s expertise in all of the health, social, and biological sciences to improve outcomes and reduce the burden of disease in the world’s most vulnerable populations – whether in the heart of San Francisco or the far reaches of Asia.
We spun the globe ourselves – and here are just a few of the many UCSF projects underway.
Photos: SF–Susan Merrell; Iceland–Thomas Lang; China–Alliance for Smiles; Guatemala–Lisa Thompson; Swaziland–Harmonie Adams
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