$550,000 Grant to Scale up a TB testing incentive scheme in Indian slums
In October, Mario Macis, PhD, and his colleagues began scaling up their intervention in India centered on the hypothesis that individuals who are sick might be better at finding other ill individuals within their community. In 2014, Macis, from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business school, along with his colleagues Jason Farley, PhD, MPH, CRNP, FAAN, at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Jessica Goldberg, PhD, MPA, at the University of Maryland, and Pradeep Chintagunta, PhD, at the University...
Lietman fellowships receive continued support from Gilead Foundation
The Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health (CGH) has received a second-year award from the Gilead Foundation to grow its Paul S. Lietman Global Health Travel Fellowship program for Hopkins residents and fellows. This fellowship is named in honor of Dr. Paul LIetman, a specialist in bacterial and viral infections and longtime chief of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.New Partnership
The program will continue to award...
Part 2: Addressing Neonatal Deaths in Bangladesh
The GEMS Bangladesh Team conducted a landscape analysis of neonatal deaths to discern the gaps a monitoring device could address.
The first step for the four biomedical engineers on the team was to survey the Bangladeshi health system. The team interviewed Bangladeshi health workers and visited the field in the rural areas of Mymensingh and the packed urban communities and slums of Dhaka. Prior to arrival, the team identified the need for a neonatal monitoring device that would...
Part I: Diving into Dhaka
An interdisciplinary team uses their on-the-ground experience to inform innovative solutions in global health The Center for Global Health GEMS team in Bangladesh has been in-country this summer tackling a very important global health problem: neonatal mortality. Neonatal mortality is a problem world-wide, roughly 15 million babies are born too early each year but 75% of them can be saved with current, cost-effective interventions (WHO, 2014). The goal of the team's...
World Refugee Day 2015
Documenting a new record that they work to diminish, UNHCR (the United Nationals High Commissioner for Refugees) now reports that 59.5 million people are forcibly displaced globally. To put 59.5 million in perspective, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres stated that every day 42,500 people are internally displaced, or become refugees or asylum-seekers. The toll on individuals, nations, and the global community is not merely within one sector but impacts the...
2015 Pulitzer Fellow: Open Defecation in India
The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Center for Global Health, and the Pulitzer Center are excited to announce the 2015 Johns Hopkins-Pulitzer Center Global Health Reporting Fellow. Please join us in congratulating Ann Schraufnagel, this year's fellow and recent MPH graduate. The news piece featured below can be found here.
More information: Johns Hopkins-Pulitzer Center Fellowship
By now, Ann Schraufnagel is accustomed to awkward responses when asked what...
Hopkins Ranked #1 in Global Health
This year Johns Hopkins University was ranked #1 in global health by the Universities Allied for Essential Medicine's (UAEM) University Report Card on Global Equity & Biomedical Research. The 2015 report, released on April 21, showed the results of an evaluation of more than 50 top US universities based on their contributions to access to medicines and neglected biomedical research. These universities were assigned grades based on publicly-available and self-reported data...
Global Health Response to Earthquake in Nepal
Donations: Relief Supplies Needed Although financial contributions are accepted by many organizations, the Center for Global Health is involved in connecting supplies to the areas with a paucity of materials. If you are able to spare the items listed below, please donate them to the Nepalese relief effort. Current Priorities:
Water purifying systems Large tents as make shift hospital Small tents for housing families (can be used) Maternal health supplies related for new and...
Center for Global Health Awards 84 Student Travel Grants
The Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health recently announced the winners of both the Global Health Field Research Award and the Established Field Placement Award. Eighty-four students were awarded travel grants, setting a new record for the number of awardees for the Center. The objective of both programs is to enhance the recruitment of students into global health research and practice careers by providing them the means to work with faculty mentors and to travel overseas to gain valuable...
Hopkins Celebrates its 6th Annual Global Health Day
Last week, Johns Hopkins University celebrated its 6th Annual Global Health Day with a focus on the many roles of global health students and professionals. The noontime keynote talk by Dr. Ian Crozier garnered a full house of students and faculty across the university in addition to several news outlets. Dr. Crozier's talk entitled "Perspectives from the Ebola Bedside: Doctor becomes Patient" took the audience on a three phase journey through his remarkable decision...
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