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Practice- and community-based research and initiatives

  • The Global Health Leadership Initiative (GHLI) builds capacity among individuals and teams to solve complex problems with measurable impact, catalyze innovation in global health, and work directly with ministries of health in mostly low- to moderate-income countries (LMIC) to support their visions for strengthening health systems.
  • Work is being conducted in Uganda to inform national implementation guidelines on evidence-based TB interventions.
  • Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly (BBF) is an evidence-informed global initiative that is designed to help countries identify the strength of their breastfeeding-friendly environment and develop recommendations, as well as plans for scaling up their breastfeeding policies and programs.
  • Research in humanitarian settings is being done with immediate public health-practice implications.
  • Research is being conducted on the prevalence of oral disease (dental caries, periodontitis) in pregnant women and young children in Bhutan, with research dissemination and information-gathering from clinicians, district and federal government agencies, early childhood-care center staff and others for program and policy development.