Yale Faculty Networks Honored with 2022 Hecht Awards
Projects examining climate change and urban health, substance use disorder and mental health, and the relationship between food insecurity and hypertension have been selected as the recipients of this year’s Hecht Global Health Faculty Network Awards issued annually by the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH).
22 Immunization Experts from Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Somalia and Uganda Graduate from the EPI LAMP Program
On May 17, 2021, 22 delegates from Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Somalia and Uganda graduated from the Expanded Program on Immunisation Leadership and Management Programme (EPI LAMP), a 9-month certificate programme offered by Yale’s Global Health Leadership Initiative (GHLI) in partnership with the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) and PATH.
The Development of the Girl Champ Brand in eSwatini: Engaging the Private Sector to Promote Uptake of Health Services among Adolescent Girls and Young Women
In eSwatini and across sub-Saharan Africa, adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) are at significantly higher risk of HIV infection and poorer sexual and reproductive health (SRH) than their male counterparts.Source: Project Last Mile
The Evolution of Trust within a Global Health Partnership with the Private Sector: An Inductive Framework
The Yale Global Health Leadership Initiative investigated how trust between partners evolved in the context of Project Last Mile (PLM), a global health partnership that translates the business acumen of The Coca-Cola Company to strengthen public health systems across Africa.Source: Project Last Mile
Researchers at Yale School of Public Health, GHLI Receive Funding from Gates Foundation for Global Projects
Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health and the Yale Global Health Leadership Initiative, in collaboration with international peers, have received Grand Challenges Explorations grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for innovative research.
Amir Aman Hagos, MD, MPH, Yale GHLI Alumnus, Leading Ethiopia’s Health Care Agenda
Dr. Amir Aman Hagos, Ethiopia’s newest minister of health, is one of the youngest heath care influencers on the African continent. Hagos is an alumnus of the Yale Global Health Leadership Initiative’s Senior Leadership Program.
Yale joins the ‘surge’ to prepare African scientists to lead HIV treatment and prevention
South Africa has the largest HIV epidemic in the world, with an estimated 7.1 million infected individuals. National and global commitment to a “surge” — rapid expansion of HIV/AIDS and TB treatment and prevention throughout the country — will significantly increase the demand for researchers with expertise in areas such as implementation science who can define best practices and influence effective policy.
New management training for immunisation leaders kicks-off in Kigali
Yale’s Global Health Leadership Initiative (GHLI), the Rwanda-based University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), PATH, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance have joined forces to strengthen national leadership and management of immunisation programmes in Gavi-supported countries.Source: Africa Science News
GHLI aims strengthen innovative health partnerships like Project Last Mile
“If a bottle of Coke can be found in rural communities across Africa, why can’t we find medicines and supplies in the same places?” This question is the driving force behind Project Last Mile (PLM), which uses the Coca-Cola Company’s logistic, supply chain, and marketing expertise to improve health systems across Africa in a sustainable way.
Update on Yale’s Primary Health Care Transformation Initiative in Ethiopia
In 2016, a team from Yale’s Global Health Leadership Institute partnered with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health to launch the Primary Health Care Transformation Initiative (PTI). Since its inception, PTI has seen improvements in management systems. Those successes have since led to an expansion of the program to impact 331 districts by the end of 2019, serving a population of 47 million people.
Research suggests ways to help mentally ill in Ghana’s prayer camps
Many people with schizophrenia in Ghana spend their days chained to walls in prayer camps where they are ministered to by spiritual healers and forced to fast and pray. A new study, based on a partnership between researchers at the University of Ghana and Yale University, shows that modern medications can improve symptoms of camp residents.
National Institutes of Health awards $600K SBIR grant to Kephera Diagnostics for a test for hookworm infection
Kephera Diagnostics has won a $600,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop an antibody-based test for hookworm infection. A lab at the Yale School of Public Health is collaborating on the project.Source: MassBio
Plan to improve health in Pakistan region devasted by floods earns top honor at Global Health Case Competition
For this year’s Global Health Case Competition sponsored by the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH), student teams were tasked with finding innovative solutions to assist with flood recovery and resilience in Pakistan.
Pasteur Network director speaks to global health equity in Dean’s Lecture
Speaking at the Yale School of Public Health, Pasteur Network Executive Director Rebecca Grais says high-income countries that have the power to truly improve world health have “pretty much failed both in crises and outside of crises."