In The News

Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

According to the World health Organization (WHO), the “humanitarian crisis in Yemen remains the worst in the world.” Cholera and malnutrition are devastating Yemen’s people, in a country that has been torn apart by civil war and whose basic infrastructure is almost completely destroyed.

Recent News

Dr. Kalpana Poudel-Tandukar

Public health majors Alyssa Gibbons, Hannah Jones-Trudeau, and Suzanne Wilson interview Dr. Kalpana Poudel-Tandukar, Associate Professor at the Elaine Marieb College of Nursing at University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Dr. Richard Peltier

Assessing the association of indoor air pollution exposure and acute respiratory infection risk among under-five children in Afghanistan.

Dr. Andrew Lover

Preliminary results from a University of Massachusetts Amherst statewide study reveal an asymptomatic COVID-19 infection rate last summer of 5.3% among undergraduate students and their families and 4% among faculty, staff, graduate students and their family members.

Dr. Krishna Poudel

Inflammation in the body has been linked to the intensity of tobacco smoking among people with HIV, according to a team of University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers.

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News Around the Globe

Ebola Concerns

Ebola continues to be of concern in the Democratic Republic of Congo, particularly given a deteriorating security situation, placing medical relief efforts at risk.

Lassa Fever

Five countries in Western Africa Reported outbreaks of Lassa Fever in early 2019, according to the WHO.