Global Health News
Important Information about the Ebola Virus
The Albany County Department of Health provides Ebola guidance for county residents about ways of transmission, symptoms of an infection from the virus, how health professionals in the area are being trained to handle a possible Ebola outbreak the county, as well as how organizations such as the CDC is handling the outbreak in West Africa.
The State University of New York closely monitors the Ebola virus and provides an Ebola virus and provides an Ebola Health Advisory which details how New York is responding to the situation.
There are multiple sources providing information about travel tips related to the Ebola virus. For international students or students who are interested in studying aboard, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a Travelers' Health Advisory to ensure colleges, universities, and students have access to accurate information about the virus.
The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) also continues to closely monitor the outbreak of the virus. There is also a public health information hotline that people can call for free to get important facts about Ebola.
As news of the outbreak continues to unfold, it is important to get information and updates from appropriate news sources. The World Health Organization's Global Alert and Response (GAR) provides disease outbreak news about the Ebola virus.
Graduate Student Organization Raises Funds for Master's International Students
Click here to read this story, featured in the 5/15/14 Peace Corps Office of University and Domestic Partnerships newsletter.
SUNY Albany Student Organization Supports MPH Students Working to "Stomp Out Malaria" in Africa
Click here to read this story, featured in the 4/25/14 ASPPH Friday Letter.
UAlbany Professor Visits Pakistan to Discuss Developments in Public Health
"Dr. Haider A Khwaja, a PhD from the Department of Environmental Health and Toxicology, School of Public Health, State University of New York (University at Albany), visited the Dow University of Health Sciences Ojha Campus School of Public Health on Tuesday.
Dr. Haider along with the Dow University of Health Sciences Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Masood Hameed Khan discussed the latest developments in the area of public health. They discussed the importance of promoting occupational health, environmental health and health policy management in Pakistan. They also discussed various aspects of collaboration in the above mentioned fields.
They were of the view that there was indeed a great opportunity to train human resources in public health sector and to share knowledge in areas of teaching and research. They further said that at a time when there was a dearth of cost effective methods, people related to health sector were striving globally to find better solutions in promoting health among the marginalized segments of society. Collaboration between these two universities could go a long way in bringing around a positive difference, they added. It should be mentioned here that both these universities were the leading universities in the national public sectors and the significance of their contribution in this regard was enormous. Furthermore, this collaboration would result in some great work being done for the benefit of Pakistani people." - Pakistan Today (1/9/13)
Global Health Events
Spring 2014 Course Announcement: EPI 697 Introduction to Social Epidemiology
EPI 697: Introduction to Social Epidemiology, A Global Prospective (1 credit)
Starting April 1 Through May 6, 2014 (Class suspended on Tuesday, April 15th)
Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 noon-1:20 PM
East Campus, Classroom C4
Dr. Malavika Subramanyam, MBBS MD MPH DSc
Assistant Professor (Social Epidemiology), Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, India
Visiting Professor, University at Albany School of Public Health
This course will introduce students to theoretical concepts and current debates in social epidemiology from a global health perspective. Using examples primarily from India and other developing countries, the class will discuss concepts such as health inequities, relative versus absolute comparisons, socioeconomic gradient in health, Rose’s population versus high-risk approach, caste and health, neighborhood effects, and pathways connecting social determinants to health.
Please contact Judy Pelton (email@example.com) in order to obtain your permission number and register as soon as possible.
SUNY Wide Global Health Day – Student Interest Survey
As part of a SUNY Wide Global Health Initiative, students from across SUNY are planning a special Global Health Day event which will take place in the fall of 2014. The event aims to bring together students interested in global health from a number of SUNY campuses and a range of areas, including public health, medicine, dental, nursing, PA, PT and allied health students.
The student committee planning this event has created a survey designed to assess the interest level among students in attending and/or participating in this proposed SUNY Wide event. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey.
Thank you for your help in the planning process! If you have any additional questions or comments related to Global Health Day, please feel free to contact UAlbany's Global Health Day representative, Christina Miller via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).