The health of women and girls depends on a complex interplay of biological sex differences and gendered social determinants. As a preview to the upcoming Anita Ashok Datar Lecture on Women’s Global Health featuring Planned Parenthood Federation of America past president Cecile Richards, Rutgers Institute for Women’s Leadership interim director Lisa Hetfield talks about the links among women’s health, family health, and global health, as well as the roles of passion and ambition in creating a more just world.
A new 4 Plus 4 Program at Rutgers enables aspiring physicians to explore their various interests and dive into global health issues as undergraduates. As long as they maintain a required minimum GPA and fulfill all pre-med course requirements, they are guaranteed admission to medical school.
African indigenous vegetables are loaded with micronutrients, but the residents of an urban slum in Kenya aren’t always able to reap the benefits. Rutgers food systems researcher Shauna Downs, with support from Rutgers Global Health Institute, is analyzing the local production and consumption of these nutritious crops with an eye toward improving health.
An international team that includes Rutgers scientists has made significant progress in developing a urine diagnostic test that can quickly, easily and inexpensively identify tuberculosis infection in people also infected with HIV. The findings were announced at the September 26, 2018, United Nations meeting on TB.
Do we still need doctors? Big Picture Science considers alternative sources of medical advice in a podcast that includes an interview with Rutgers Global Health Institute director Richard Marlink, who offers “lessons from an AIDS fighter about ignoring the findings of medical science.”