The UBC Sickle Cell team delivered oral and dental hygiene, nutrition and educational modules about sickle cell disease to schools around the Kathmandu valley and in the Dang District of Nepal. They learned valuable lessons about healthcare access.
Eight first-year medical students are heading to Nepal this May to assist in the largest public health screening in the country's history. The disease affects oxygen delivery because sickle-shaped blood cells can get stuck in blood vessels.
Can you imagine a world without your favorite fish? Dr. Rashid Sumaila, director of UBC’s fisheries economics research unit and professor of economics, would like to prevent that scenario from ever happening. But it's not so easy.