Global Health Spring/Summer 2014

DCR_big_home_pageReproductive Health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine returned to the DRC in 2011 to take up where it left off 20 years ago promoting family planning as a means of reducing maternal mortality, decelerating rapid population growth, and alleviating the hardship associated with excessive childbearing.

WP_depression_thumbFocus on Depression
From various departments and disciplines, Tulane faculty members have made significant advancements and earned recognition in the research of major depressive disorder, correlations between depression and obesity among women,  and depression’s effects on health outcomes among elderly men.

WP_ecoli_thumbResearchers use E.coli to make potential malaria vaccine
A Tulane SPHTM researcher has found a way to use E.coli bacteria to cheaply manufacture a once hard-to-produce protein critical to the development of a potential transmission-blocking malaria vaccine.

WP_womenshealth_thumbTulane report shows health disparities facing women, girls in greater New Orleans
A Tulane University report highlights social factors including race, age, and gender that contribute to stark disparities in health and economic outcomes for women and girls in Orleans and Jefferson parishes.

 WP_APHA_thumbAPHA comes to New Orleans
The American Public Health Association annual meeting is coming to New Orleans November 15-19, and we hope you will be there!

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pierre_thumbDean’s Message- Where’s Pierre?
It won’t be long now. By the time you read this issue, Pierre’s sabbatical will be winding down as he prepares to return to Tulane at the start of July.  As you might expect, Pierre’s been keeping busy during his yearlong break from the responsibilities of being dean. He has continued to spread the word about global health, including representing the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) at the World Health Summit in Berlin. At that meeting, a new global representative body was launched and Pierre will be a part of it. The World Federation of Academic Institutions for Global Health will federate global health organizations around the world.

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