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February 1, 2024

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 management of first trimester medication abortion cases at health centers. While current services are only available in district hospitals, services at health centers would decrease referrals for first trimester medication abortion.

November 16, 2023

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October 16, 2023

When: Thursday, November 2, 2023, 1 pm-2pm

Where:  BWW Bldg, Room 5400

Click here to join via Zoom, meeting ID 999 7011 9745, passcode 979227 

Topic: Mobilizing Climate, Gender, and Health Research for Action

Moderator: Professor Ndola Prata, MD, MSc, the chair of the Bixby Center

October 12, 2023

The Wallace Center for MCAH and the Bixby Center present: Plan C: A documentary on abortion pill access in the U.S. 
Screened October 24, 2023 at 2121 Berkeley Way, BWW Building, Berkeley, CA 94720

March 28, 2023

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, seeking synergy between climate and development actions, and highlighting diverse knowledge and innovation—especially from women and girls. 

Women and girls may be the most affected by climate change—but they are also key to climate resilience and a thriving future.

March 26, 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!

PH290 New Course Flyer

November 29, 2022

The poster highlights our work using telemedicine to increase access to 1st trimester abortion in Rwanda.

Please click here for the poster.

October 27, 2022

October 26, 2022

a woman research scientist with short light hair smiling at you.

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 scientist at the School of Public Health.  

October 19, 2022

Please join us via Zoom!

Bixby Center will present 2 Graduate Students, the recipients of Bixby Summer Internships 2022, to share their studies and research on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 from 3 pm to 4:30 pm.

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March 15, 2022

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 centers in Musanze District are providing first trimester medication abortion services by using telemedicine to connect with district hospital doctors for authorization.

January 30, 2022

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 growth rates remain high and reproductive health services are poor or inaccessible. (Internships that focus only on HIV/AIDS do not meet the criteria.)