NIH Launches $58M Harnessing Data Science For Health


By forming a robust network of public and private partners, we believe this initiative can transform the field and pay huge dividends - such as deploying low-cost technologies to improve health care in remote areas, and developing skilled scientists who can mine vast data collections to make discoveries that improve health for us all.”

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Global Health Research Topics


  • The Fogarty International Center and its NIH partners invest in research on a variety of topics vital to global health
  • For each of these global health research topics, find an in-depth collection of news, resources and funding from Fogarty, the NIH, other U.S
  • government agencies, nongovernmental organizations and others.

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Mobile Health (mHealth) News, Resources And Funding For


Mobile health, or mHealth, uses mobile technologies as tools and platforms for health research and healthcare delivery. Although cellphones and other new technologies are increasingly used in research and health care, very limited data are available to determine their impact.

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Global Health Careers


  • Subscribe to Fogarty's Global Health Matters newsletter, and weekly funding news for global health researchers
  • How NIH can support your career path NIH Extramural Nexus blog, Jan 8, 2020; Mentoring and mentorship training news, resources and funding for global health researchers; From trained infectious diseases clinician to global health leader

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Non NIH Funding Opportunities


This directory of Non-NIH Funding Opportunities includes international grants and fellowships in biomedical and behavioral research, providing information about additional funding opportunities available to those in the field of global health research. To add or update your organization's listing, please contact [email protected]

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Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) Working In Global


  • The Global Health Network - A collection of websites and online communities supporting global health researchers by facilitating collaboration and resource sharing
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) - Represents physicians, scientists and other health care professionals who specialize in infectious diseases

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US Partnering With Other Nations On Global Health


The G8 nations declared their intention to "address substantial gaps in knowledge about how to manage, organize and deliver health care in Sub-Saharan Africa through a variety of strategies, including by developing networks of researchers and by working with our African partners to establish a consortium of interdisciplinary centers of health

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E Learning Resources For Global Health Researchers


Many organizations offer no- and low-cost e-learning resources to those working in the field of global health research. Resources include training courses, MOOCs and course materials (presentations, videos, reading lists, visual aids, articles), resource centers and resource networks.

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Role Of Nursing Research In Global Health With NINR Dir


Another example is a new interdisciplinary project working with local health care workers in Argentina to study the efficacy of a text messaging intervention to improve medication adherence in TB patients. What are NINR's global health plans looking forward? Nursing science has always been based on interdisciplinary collaborations.

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People In The Global Health News


Becerra confirmed as HHS Secretary. Xavier Becerra, the former Attorney General of California and long-time champion of expanding access to health care, has been confirmed as Secretary of Health and Human Services.A lawyer and former member of Congress, Becerra helped drive passage of the Affordable Care Act.

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CUGH 2021 Annual Meeting Explores COVID 19 And Health


  • The global coronavirus pandemic dominated discussions at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) first virtual annual meeting.
  • “COVID-19 has exploited and exacerbated many of our world’s social and economic inequalities,” said WHO Director-General Dr
  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in opening remarks.

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Mobile Health: A High Tech Innovation Ideal For Low


"Health care is an information business—when you think of health care, you're thinking surgery or drugs people are taking, but health care is actually managing information," said Dr. Bill Tierney, a Fogarty informatics grantee and one of the co-creators of the OpenMRS program, a …

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Center For Global Health Studies


Topic: Mental Health Translating the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health into Policy and Practice Journal Publication A writing workshop to establish research priorities for global mental health, resulting in a series of publications on the integration of mental health services into health care delivery systems.

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Focus On Biomedical Engineering In Africa: Fogarty


  • Mobile health is powerful platform for healthcare
  • With the ubiquity of cellphones in much of Africa, mobile health holds tremendous potential for extending healthcare services to remote areas and poor people in Africa
  • One section of the text is devoted to exploring these opportunities.

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WHO Examines Global Burden Of Hearing Loss


Even among health care providers, there’s often a shortage of knowledge about prevention, early identification and management of hearing loss and ear diseases, hampering their ability to provide the care required. The report is being widely disseminated to promote implementation of its recommendations by WHO member states.

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Focus On Mobile Health: Developing Mobile Solutions To


Also, mobile devices can provide front-line health care workers with access to current information, treatment guidelines and the ability to consult electronically with experts, when needed. Other grantees have explored adapting and developing powerful yet inexpensive, portable microscopes and probes that can be connected to cellphones, bringing

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Focus: Mental Health Must Be Integrated Into Care Delivery


"Health care systems in low- and middle-income countries are developing and changing rapidly, creating an opportunity to shape these systems as well as to learn how best to embed mental health services in a variety of different health system environments and sociocultural contexts," the authors noted.

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Fogarty Fellow Captures 'lived Experiences' Of Frontline


  • Previously published research has shown that health care workers endure physical and mental health repercussions when dealing with disease outbreaks
  • Concerns for personal safety are to be expected
  • Additionally, hearing reports of fellow health care workers getting infected and/or dying from COVID-19 can lead to fear and distress, Nxumalo said.

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Global Health Experts Seek To Transform Programs Through


Over 50 presenters showcased research and health care delivery projects addressing a wide range of issues, including war-related trauma, stroke care, community mental health, homelessness, STD prevention, family planning and school-based interventions.

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Maternal And Child Health News, Resources And Funding For


Maternal and child health news, resources and funding for global health researchers Fogarty has a strong commitment to improving the health of children, adults, families and communities throughout the world. Several Fogarty programs currently address issues related to maternal and child health, including vaccinations, trauma, birth defects

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Mobile Communications Technology Revolutionizes Global


In contrast, Richard Gakuba, e-Health Coordinator for the Rwandan Ministry of Health, outlined some of the challenges the new technologies bring. "We lack a skilled mass of people who can bridge that gap between health care and IT, and who can understand the business practice of health care," he said.

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Profile: Fogarty Fellow Dr Joseph Matovu Investigates HIV


  • Self-test kits can improve rates of HIV testing but distributing them in remote regions can be challenging
  • When social network leaders were trained to disseminate the test kits within a Ugandan fishing community, more than 95% were properly used and returned, a study by Fogarty Fellow Dr

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February 9, 2021 Advisory Board Meeting Open Session


  • Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health John E
  • Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences
  • FIC Advisory Board Meeting (Open Session) February 9, 2021 Virtual meeting via Zoom

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Developing Health Workforce Capacity In Africa


and scale up the existing cadre of health care workers. In addition to increasing the qual­ ity and quantity of health care workers, MEPI will develop the in-country scientific exper­ tise needed to conduct research on imple­ menting programs and identify novel solu­ tions to the most pressing problems to bridge gaps in the delivery of care.

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Building A Health Care Workforce In Africa With MEPI


By linking Africa's medical schools and transforming health science instruction, we're improving the quality and quantity of doctors and health care workers available across the region. It's uplifting to witness the incredible progress made in the two short years since we launched our Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) , which we

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Dr Jeremy Farrar Of Wellcome Trust Addresses Global Health


The health impact will be profound, and warning signs are there, he said, pointing to air pollution and new environments favorable to mosquitoes. “I think re-linking climate change and human health and animal health and agriculture and nutrition is an absolute nexus that we have to bring back together because the impacts of climate change are

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Women Advocate For Leadership Roles In Global Health


  • effectively deliver health care, which will depend on equitable representation of women in leadership
  • Leaders draw on their experiences, noted Batson
  • “When you don’t have diversity, you’re not drawing on the diversity of lived experiences that women bring.” WomenLift Health, sponsored by …

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Fogarty Training Helps Build MHealth Research Capacity


While mHealth interventions can democratize health care and help reach broader populations, they must be deployed thoughtfully. “We do want to be careful not to exacerbate existing inequalities or create new ones by releasing high-value technologies into communities without thinking how that might affect local realities and power dynamics

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  • and expanded training for doctors and health care professionals
  • DS-I Africa is an NIH Common Fund program guided by a
  • working group led by the Office of the Director, the Fogarty International Center, the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Library of Medicine.

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Experts Try To Predict The Future Apps Of Mobile Health


Much of the debate in health technology centers on the future of mobile health research and health care delivery. There are many nascent technologies on the horizon, as well as accompanying obstacles that policymakers, corporations, health workers and other stakeholders are confronting.

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The National Institute Of Nursing Research (NINR): Nursing


  • Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, February 2013; Hutchinson MK et al
  • Validation of the Jamaican maternal sexual role modeling questionnaire
  • West Indian Medical Journal, December 2012; Hutchinson MK et al
  • Jamaican mothers' influences of …

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Chronic, Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) News, Resources


Chronic, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) news, resources and funding for global health researchers Chronic, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are steadily increasing around the world, and developing countries are bearing much of the cost with 80 percent of deaths occurring there.

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Advancing Health Research In Humanitarian Crises


Advancing Health Research in Humanitarian Crises seeks to catalyze timely, high-quality, ethical and actionable research in humanitarian crises; and encourage uptake of evidence into the policy and practice of organizations that respond to humanitarian crises. The project brings together experts and practitioners across disciplines, disease areas and geographies from research, humanitarian and

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  • • Improving mental health care in Indonesia • Combating sleeping sickness in Kenya Read more on pages 6 - 9
  • H1N1 had significant impact in life years lost
  • Some thought reaction to the 2009 H1N1 threat was
  • overblown by the media, pharmaceutical companies and public health organizations

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Global Health Security News, Resources And Funding For


The training provided to health care workers, doctors and researchers requires a relatively modest investment, but could provide the tools countries need to halt disease outbreaks in their tracks, possibly preventing the need for large-scale emergency efforts like the ones assembled to fight recent Ebola and Zika virus outbreaks.

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Sir Michael Marmot Decries Inequities


Marmot, director of the International Institute for Society and Health at University College London, also stressed the importance of health care systems as one of the social determinants of health. He said while health care inequities are not the primary cause of disparities in outcome, 100 million people worldwide are still forced into poverty

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NIH, Fogarty Collaborate On COVID 19 Rapid Response


  • As her province geared up preparations for COVID-19, program participant Dr
  • Hafsah Muhammad of Khyber Medical University began training health care workers and lab personnel, and helped Dr
  • Yasar Yousafzai, Director, take the lead to set up the main Provincial Public Health Reference lab, …

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Women Advocate For Leadership Roles In Global Health


  • Three days in the company of scientific trailblazers at the annual Women Leaders in Global Health Conference demonstrated, once again, that the personal is political
  • Her early 30s marked the moment when Dr
  • Soumya Swaminathan, the WHO’s chief scientist, said she entered “the culture of the male-dominated committee room” where older, male scientists patronized her and

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US Government Agencies


US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps: The U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is an elite team of more than 6,500 full-time, well-trained, highly qualified public health professionals dedicated to delivering the Nation's public health promotion and disease prevention programs and advancing public health science.

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Statement On Increasing Diversity In The Global Health


A recent study by the World Health Organization examined the unique barriers females face in global health and found that while care is largely delivered by women, the field is led by men. The gender gap is exacerbated in academic medicine, where the report indicated only about one-third of the deans are women and men author about 70% of all

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US Pakistan Research Collaborations Improve Health


  • Chronic kidney disease is a growing public health problem in Pakistan, where testing kidney function is a laborious procedure performed in health care facilities
  • Kidney disease often goes undiagnosed until dialysis is required or death occurs
  • A Fogarty grant is supporting the first population-based study using markers to detect the disease.

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Global Health At NIH, The US National Institutes Of Health


Recent NIH Global Health News. Prioritizing hearing health care on World Hearing Day with the World Report on Hearing NIDCD/NIH news, March 3, 2021; NIH announces restructured HIV clinical trials networks, including grants to 35 US and international institutions selected as HIV clinical trials units NIAID/NIH news, November 30, 2020

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Voices Of MEPI Junior Faculty Fellows: Dr Henry Mark


  • Henry Mark Lugobe OB/GYN and lecturer Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda As told to Susan Scutti
  • My Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Junior Faculty Research Training project looked at the maternal and fetal outcomes for Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy (HDP)
  • Our study found 12% of HDP mothers had experienced these disorders in their previous

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Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Aids Ebola


The MEPI team helped develop a long-term national strategy for Ebola and is supporting the health system assume its new role as WHO coordinating hub for West Africa. Finally, Nigeria's MEPI effort hosted several Ebola-related lectures and training workshops to raise public awareness and inform the health care community.

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Bridging The Coverage Gap In Global Health


  • Deficiencies in the financing of health care systems and trained personnel are key impediments to progress, as are substan­ tial gaps in knowledge regarding the management and de­ livery of health care in resource-poor settings
  • coined this challenge the “know-do” gap: the growing body of knowledge that is not being

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Neurological And Mental Disorders And Diseases News


Neurological and mental disorders and diseases news, resources and funding for global health researchers Fogarty and the NIH invest in research to address a number of neurological and mental disorders and diseases.

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Focus On Suicide: Frugal Innovation Fights India’s High


“This project takes a holistic approach to suicide prevention, looking outside the healthcare system and using ‘frugal innovation’ to reduce India’s high suicide burden,” said Pathare. “The health sector may bear the burden of suicide and suicide attempts, but prevention can happen very cost-effectively in schools and communities

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