We are committed to advancing reproductive health through high quality research to inform programs and policies globally
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Collaboration with partners and student involvement is an important element of our work
Telemedicine provides a unique opportunity to improve abortion care in Rwanda by allowing for service provision at primary care level. Efficacy of medication abortion is well established in healthcare,yet research in Rwanda is still needed to determine the effectiveness and safety of...Read more about INNOVATION THROUGH TELEMEDICINE TO IMPROVE MEDICATION ABORTION ACCESS IN MUSANZE DISTRICT, RWANDA RESEARCH BRIEF – FEBRUARY 2024
Close to 300,000 women and more than 1 million newborns die each year from complications of pregnancy and childbirth, mostly in Africa and Asia, where health facilities often lack reliable electricity. Midwives and doctors struggle by candlelight, kerosene lantern, and cell phone...Read more about Panel Discussion; We Care Solar and the Journey to Light Every Birth
Dear Bixby Center Affiliates and Friends:
The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has made clear the rapidly narrowing opportunity to enable climate resilient development. To create a different future, we must work differently, integrating across sectors,...Read more about Gender Equity and Climate Change Panel Discussion, April 24, 2023
Professor Ndola Prata will be teaching this new course in the fall 2023 semester. This 2-unit graduate course is open to all students of all disciplines. With special permission, undergraduate students are welcome to enroll as well!
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The poster highlights our work using telemedicine to increase access to 1st trimester abortion in Rwanda.
Please click here for the poster.Read more about Karen Weidert will present a top poster at the Society of Family Planning annual meeting on December 3rd
Bixby Center's summer internship recipients 2022
Renee Clarke's research presentation on "Perceptions of empowerment of birthing people in the San Francisco Bay Area: survey methods"
Bhavya Joshi's research...Read more about Bixby Center Research Video Presentations by Bhavya Joshi and Renee Clarke
Dr. Julia Walsh's opinion has been published in the Mercury News. She explains why she supports abortion choice.
Dr. Walsh is the former Chair of Bixby Center. She was also a health professor in the School of Public Health of UC Berkeley. Currently she is a senior research...Read more about Why a Bay Area Catholic doctor supports abortion choice
Click the flyer below or here to watch Bhavya Joshi's webinar via YouTube
Professor Ndola Prata MD, MSc was interviewed by 48 Hills to speak about abortion rights globally. She discussed important aspects of medical demography, population, and family planning, and maternal, child, and adolescent health worldwide, with special emphasis on law and social...Read more about "Berkeley professor from Angola talks about the threat to abortion rights—globally"
UCGHI Conference for Social Justice and Global Health was held at UC Santa Cruz.
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...Read more about UC Berkeley Bixby Center Faculty Director and UCGHI Co-Director Ndola Prata co-hosted UC Global Health Day
Telemedicine provides a unique opportunity to increase access to abortion care in Rwanda by task-shifting the provision of medication abortion while still complying with law that states only medical doctors can authorize abortion services. In this project, nurses/midwives in public health...Read more about Ndola Prata’s Video Presentation: Innovation through Telemedicine to Improve Medication Abortion Access in Musanze, Rwanda
Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability funds graduate student summer internships and dissertation research in the areas of family planning, population and reproductive health. The principal focus of the program is on family planning issues in developing countries where population...Read more about Bixby Center Summer Internships 2022: application is closed