Access to safe water, proper sanitation and hygiene are essential for human survival. As the United Nations convenes its first major conference on water quality since 1977, researchers at the University of Rhode Island are seeking better ways to provide potable water and stop pollution from contaminating water supplies.
Tag: Global Health
The Journal of Medical Internet Research | Chatbot Conversations During COVID-19: Topic Modeling and Sentiment Analysis
This study examined the COVID-19 pandemic–related topics online users discussed with a commercially available chatbot and compared the sentiment expressed by users from five culturally different countries.
US falls far behind most of the world in support for fathers and caregivers of aging adults
Today, the WORLD Policy Analysis Center (WORLD) at UCLA, launched “Equality within Our Lifetimes,” the most comprehensive analysis to date of laws and policies related to gender equality in all 193 U.N. member states. While the U.S. performs well in some areas, it has become even more of an outlier when it comes to care.
Saint Louis University Researcher Receives $2.83 Million NIH Grant to Increase HPV Prevention Strategies in Nigeria
When designing strategies to create lasting impact in a particular community, there is no better resource than the strength and intelligence of the community members themselves, and in this case, girls and women. Using crowdsourcing as a framework, a Saint Louis University researcher aims to increase HPV vaccination and HPV screening to lower incidents of cervical cancer among girls and women in Nigeria.
Mount Sinai’s Arnhold Institute for Global Health Awarded $8 Million to Expand Global Partnerships in Education and Research
The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at Mount Sinai has received $8 million from the Arnhold Foundation, enabling doctors, researchers, and students to advance its already-strong base of clinical education programs, training, research, and care services to address the world’s leading health issues and improve global health systems.
SLU Researcher Receives $1.76 Million NIH Grant to Create STAR, an HIV-Focused Experiential Research and Capacity Building Program for Students and Young Researchers
Using a crowdsourcing framework utilized over the past five years, Juliet Iwelunmor, Ph.D., professor of global health and behavioral science and health education at Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice, is taking what she learned from empowering youth in Nigeria to identify young people in the United States who aim to become the next generation of HIV researchers, leaders and innovators in the field.
Conference to tackle scope of health care uncertainties
With the aim to address key challenges impacting U.S. and global health care organizations, leaders representing every facet of the industry will converge for the 2023 “The Business of Health Care Conference,” to be held Feb. 24 at the University of Miami Coral Gables Campus.
Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Receives Prestigious Award from City of Barcelona, Spain
Mount Sinai Heart President given top honor for his extraordinary scientific achievements
Como puede la atencion primaria de salud ayudar a cerrar la brecha en el tratamiento de la epilepsia? Un viaje por Andhra Pradesh, India
Un equipo de investigadores visito dos centros de atencion primaria de salud en Bhimaravam para evaluar la atencion proporcionada a las personas con epilepsia a traves del sistema de atencion primaria de salud.
International policy adviser, epidemiologist Dr. Saad Omer selected inaugural dean for UT Southwestern’s O’Donnell School of Public Health
Internationally recognized epidemiologist Saad B. Omer, M.B.B.S, Ph.D., who currently directs the Yale Institute for Global Health, has been appointed the inaugural Dean of the Peter O’Donnell Jr. School of Public Health at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Paul Farmer Collaborative to Amplify Work and Honor Legacy of Global Health Champion
A $50 million gift from Woburn, Mass.-based Cummings Foundation will build upon and amplify the work of the late Paul Farmer, a champion of global health.
The gift establishes the Paul Farmer Collaborative of Harvard Medical School and the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) in Rwanda. It will be divided equally between the two institutions.
White House Announcement on Cancer Moonshot Initiatives Highlights Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health
Two efforts launched by Rutgers University and the nation were featured during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit
How can primary health care help to close the epilepsy treatment gap? A journey through Andhra Pradesh, India
Hours from the nearest city in India, down a pothole-studded road framed by fish farms, primary care centers in Andra Pradesh provide service to tens of thousands of people. How do these centers care for people with epilepsy, and what challenges do they face?
Podcast: Nursing roles and value in epilepsy care
Nurses play crucial roles in epilepsy care, but their perspectives and voices are often missing. The ILAE Nursing Section is a “home” for nurses around the world who care for people with epilepsy. Sharp Waves talked to section leaders.
Small fish could play big role in fight against malnutrition
Inexpensive, small fish species caught in seas and lakes in developing countries could help close nutritional gaps for undernourished people, and especially young children, according to new research.
Global health researchers use human movement patterns to determine risk of malaria spreading during certain times of day
In a paper recently published in Malaria Journal, global health researchers, Daniel Parker, PhD, assistant professor, and Guiyun Yan, PhD, professor, both from the UCI Program in Public Health, analyzed the movement ecology of humans in two places of heightened importance for Ethiopia’s malaria control and elimination strategies: Gambella and Benishangul-Gumuz (on the international border with Sudan and South Sudan).
Penn Medicine Receives $3.5 Million NCI Grant to Improve Cervical Cancer Care in Botswana
Penn Medicine experts have worked with local partners to improve health care in Botswana for years. Now, a new $3.5 million grant from the NCI will help further that work by addressing one of Botswana’s most serious health challenges: cervical cancer.
Mount Sinai’s Arnhold Institute for Global Health Announces Partnership With the Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences and Dhulikhel Hospital in Nepal to Address Global Health
Agreement provides framework to enhance global health care, education, and research
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s Nancy Reynolds Is Elected Vice Chair of Global Organization
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) Professor Nancy Reynolds, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been elected vice chair of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH). Reynolds will hold this position until March 2024, after which she will become Board Chair.
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health-led research demonstrates the importance of influenza vaccination globally
An international team of researchers has demonstrated that among patients hospitalized for influenza, those who were vaccinated had less severe infections, including reducing the odds for children requiring admittance to an intensive care unit by almost half.
Current vaccine approach not enough to eradicate measles
Current vaccination strategies are unlikely to eliminate measles, according to a new study led by faculty at the University of Georgia. The paper, which published today in The Lancet Global Health, explores the feasibility of eliminating measles and rubella using predominant vaccination strategies in 93 countries with the highest disease burden.
Physical Activity May Still Not Match Pre-Covid 19 Pandemic Levels
Step counts—a measure of physical activity—were markedly lower early in the COVID-19 pandemic than pre-pandemic and remained lower, on average, in the two years following the onset of the global pandemic.
New Academic Global Surgery Fellowship will support surgical systems and skills in Hawassa, Ethiopia
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has partnered with three academic health systems to develop a new Academic Global Surgery Fellowship to address surgical disparities in underserved populations.
New technique for detecting typhoid infections faster, more accurate than conventional testing, according to study
A new technique for detecting typhoid infections is faster and more accurate than conventional testing, according to a new study. The new approach can significantly help disease monitoring and vaccination planning. An estimated 11 to 20 million people get sick from typhoid every year.
Food Insecurity and Water Insecurity Go Hand in Hand, Study Finds
In a new 25-country study, researchers report a strong link between water insecurity—a lack of reliable access to sufficient water—and food insecurity.
Five New Studies Examine Eating Behaviors in Teens and Young Adults
The developmental changes and growing independence that characterize adolescence and young adulthood can make these stages of life both exciting and challenging. New studies at NUTRITION 2022 LIVE ONLINE shed light on the eating behaviors and diets of teens and young adults around the world.
Higher socioeconomic status linked to increased air pollution exposure in China
For the first time, a University of Washington led team has uncovered that people living in China who have a higher socioeconomic status are actually more exposed to outdoor air pollution, also known as ambient air pollution. This finding runs contrary to existing studies conducted throughout North America, which have shown that higher pollution levels tend to be experienced among people with lower socioeconomic status.
U of U Health Leads Effort to Improve Emergency Response in Rwanda
University of Utah researchers are at the forefront of an effort to create more efficient communications system in Rwanda capable locating patients faster, stabilizing them quickly, and directing the ambulance to the right hospital. In time, the researchers say these improvements could be implemented in other low- or middle-income countries
World Health Organization unanimously approves plan to improve epilepsy care, reduce stigma
On 27 May 2022, World Health Organization Member States unanimously approved the Intersectoral Global Action Plan on Epilepsy and other Neurological Disorders (IGAP) at the 75th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.
Intersectoral Global Action Plan on Epilepsy and Other Neurological Disorders: What’s next?
The World Health Organization’s 75th World Health Assembly convenes May 22, with implications for epilepsy and other neurological disorders. Join us for a webinar discussing the member states’ vote on the Intersectoral Global Action Plan.
UNC Landmark Study Paves the Way for Universal Obstetric Ultrasound
Establishing accurate gestational age with ultrasound early is essential to delivering high-quality care. Yet, the high cost for equipment and the need for trained sonographers limits its use in low-resource settings. A new study introduces a novel opportunity to democratize obstetric ultrasound.
Rutgers Global Health Expert Available to Discuss the Global Need for More COVID-19 Vaccines
Rutgers global health expert Richard Marlink, M.D., is available to discuss the importance of prioritizing vaccinations in low- to middle-income countries that need it the most, following President Biden’s pledge to donate an additional 500 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19…
The American Thoracic Society Announces Rebrand
Opening a new chapter in a long, storied history dating back to 1905, the American Thoracic Society is pleased to announce that it has completed a major rebrand which includes a new, elevated logo design and a refreshed mission statement asserting the Society’s leadership role in driving innovation in the respiratory space.
Chula Virtual International Graduate Open House Academic Year 2021-2022
Join us at our Virtual Graduate Open House (International) to find out about the diverse range of international programs available and the benefits of studying at Chula. Organized by the Office of International Affairs and Global Network (OIA), during August 31 – September 3, 2021, at 1.00 – 4.00 PM (GMT +7) via Zoom webinars and Facebook Live, the event is an ideal way to explore the graduate programs, connect with faculty and staff, get answers to your questions about graduate school, and get details on deadlines, funding, career paths, specific requirements, and much more.
Soft Launching of the School of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University
The School of Global Health was established with the aim to serve as a platform to combine the management of the international programs in order to upgrade the graduate program and lifelong education while at the same time producing a new breed of graduates strengthen those with capabilities and potentials to meet the expectations of society for all professions related to the health and well-being system in Thailand as well as in foreign countries.
Trust in Governments and Healthcare Workers Low Globally, Influencing Attitudes on Health and Vaccines
Trusting health advice from governments and health workers, and feeling positively about vaccines, are strongly associated with trust in institutions, according to a peer-reviewed study from UCLA researchers published in the August edition of the journal Health Affairs.
Cutting Food Waste Alone Won’t Solve World’s Nutritional Needs
Reducing food waste is crucial to our ability to feed the growing human population but will not fully solve the problem alone, according to a new study based on a computational model.
How Kids Eat: Five New Insights on Daily Habits and Childhood Obesity
What we eat during childhood can affect the health of individuals—and populations—for years to come. As rates of childhood obesity continue to rise, five studies being presented at NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE bring new insights into the diets of children and teens around the world.
NOTICE TO THE MEDIA: CIHR to Launch New Framework that will Harness Canadian Research Excellence to Promote Global Health Equity
Monday, May 31st, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Dengue immune function discovery could benefit much-needed vaccine development
The discovery of new possible biomarkers to predict clinical and immune responses to dengue virus infection could be critical to informing future vaccines for the mosquito-borne virus, which saw a record number of over 400 million cases in 2019.
Meeting Preview: Hot Topics at NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE
Reporters and bloggers are invited to join top nutrition researchers and practitioners for a dynamic virtual program at NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE. The flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition runs June 7–10, 2021 and features research announcements, expert discussions and more.
Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Waiving COVID-19 Vaccine Patents to Increase Global Vaccinations
Rutgers global health expert Richard Marlink is available to discuss the waiving of vaccine patents to help increase global vaccination rates in less developed countries — a move the Biden administration recently supported ahead of negotiations with the World Trade…
Survey Launched to Learn More about Deaths Tied to Hurricane Maria
Researchers at the George Washington University and the University of Puerto Rico will launch a first-of-its-kind survey to investigate the causes of deaths that occurred during the first two weeks after Hurricane Maria. The fact-finding mission will help identify the factors and socio-environmental conditions that led to more than 1,700 deaths in the immediate aftermath of the storm.
It’s morally wrong for rich nations to hoard COVID-19 vaccine
Rich nations should not engage in “vaccine nationalism” and keep the COVID-19 vaccine to themselves when poorer nations need them, according to Nicole Hassoun, professor of philosophy at Binghamton University, State University of New York.
University receives $25 million gift for the establishment of the Arrupe Global Scholars and Partnerships Program
The program will help train Creighton medical students in global care and also is a way to expand the medical expertise of those who provide health care on a daily basis in the low-income nations that will be part of the program.
Climate Change is Hurting Children’s Diets, Global Study Finds
A first-of-its-kind, international study of 107,000 children finds that higher temperatures are an equal or even greater contributor to child malnutrition than the traditional culprits of poverty, inadequate sanitation, and poor education.
The 19-nation study is the largest investigation to date of the relationship between our changing climate and children’s diet diversity.
Of the six regions examined–in Asia, Africa, and Central and South America–five had significant reductions in diet diversity associated with higher temperatures.
Royalty Pharma Donates $1,000,000 To Support Mount Sinai’s COVID-19 Patient Care and Clinical Research
Royalty Pharma today announced a charitable contribution by Royalty Pharma in the amount of $1,000,000 to Mount Sinai Health System.
Researchers Say We’re Watching The World Go Blind
Three University of Michigan researchers say eye care accessibility around the globe isn’t keeping up with an aging population, posing challenges for eye care professionals over the next 30 years.
Go Inside the Most Innovative Minds in Science and Medicine on “Real, Smart People,” a New Podcast
Podcast from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai offers a glimpse into the real story of how science and medicine moves forward, one smart person at a time.
Arnhold Institute for Global Health to Host Mount Sinai World AIDS Day
The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai will host a virtual event on World AIDS Day.