Global Health Newsletter – March 2020

Welcome to the March Global Health Initiative newsletter! Stay healthy everyone!



Top Local News 

BC Urges Social Distancing as 7 new COVID-19 Cases Identified

UBC preparing for possibility of remote exams, lessons due to COVID-19


Top World News

COVID-19 is a pandemic: WHO

Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape, sexual assault

US Congress defies veto threat, passes measure limiting Trump’s ability to launch attack on Iran

Russian parliament begins paving way for Putin to run for president again


Top Medical News

2nd person cured of HIV thanks to stem cell transplant

Combining carbs and sweeteners could affect insulin sensitivity

AI yields new antibiotic


Global Health Opportunities

UBC Global Health Initiative Co-Chair Applications open!

73rd World Health Assembly Opportunity

SRT2020 IFMSA: Women’s Health Leaders

Sexual and Reproductive Health International Exchange – Summer 2020

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