Global Health

Global Health

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Sep

CGHE welcomes scholars back for the 2024-2025 year.
September 4, 2024 12:15pm
Center for Global Health Equity
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Magwalivha and Swanepoel with Professor Janse van Vuuren (UFS)
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UVA welcomed two distinguished faculty members from South Africa in April as part of a collaborative initiative supported by the Center for Global Health Equity (CGHE). The initiative supports faculty members through a unique PhD training program that bridges their institutions with UVA, facilitating cross-pollination of expertise and ideas.

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Mandy Rispoli Headshot
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Mandy Rispoli leads projects in western Kenya to enhance care access for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Through a community-based approach, Rispoli collaborates with families and stakeholders to co-create solutions tailored to local needs. Her experiences in Kenya also inform her work in Charlottesville, highlighting shared challenges encountered by caregivers and educators across different cultural contexts.

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UVA Student in Tanzania hospital
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Two University of Virginia medical students were awarded the Kean Travel Fellowship by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene to support their work in tropical medicine and hygiene in the Global South. The award, set in 1998, allowed the students to travel to Tanzania to work on global health projects in the country supporting research in childhood diarrhea, undernutrition, and tuberculosis.

 

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Nov

Major symposium is in honor of the work and lifetime achievements of UVA Prof. Richard L. Guerrant, who had deep impact on Infectious Diseases and International Health.
November 27, 2023 12:00am
Zoom
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Nov

Interested in gaining theoretical and practical background in Global Health?

November 15, 2023 5:00pm
Center for Global Health Equity
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Dec

Interested in gaining theoretical and practical background in Global Health?

December 6, 2023 5:00pm
Center for Global Health Equity
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Jan

Interested in gaining theoretical and practical background in Global Health?

January 10, 2024 5:00pm
Center for Global Health Equity
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Feb

Interested in gaining theoretical and practical background in Global Health?

February 7, 2024 5:00pm
Center for Global Health Equity
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Mar

Interested in gaining theoretical and practical background in Global Health?

March 6, 2024 5:00pm
Center for Global Health Equity
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Apr

Interested in gaining theoretical and practical background in Global Health?

April 3, 2024 5:00pm
Center for Global Health Equity
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May

Interested in gaining theoretical and practical background in Global Health?

May 1, 2024 5:00pm
Center for Global Health Equity
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Jun

Interested in gaining theoretical and practical background in Global Health?
June 5, 2024 5:00pm
Center for Global Health Equity
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Cav Man at Global Week
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It’s a wrap for another successful year of Global Week at UVA! Global Week is organized by the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs every year and is an opportunity for those interested in global topics to learn more about the research opportunities, global collaborations and services available at UVA. This year more than 30 events across Grounds featured art, politics, and culture from around the world and exciting new contributions from students, including five CIO-sponsored events.

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Nov

Dr. Christine Ngaruiya, MD, MSc, DTM&H, will present a keynote address titled "The Role We Play in Leading Underserved Population Work."
November 7, 2023 12:00pm
Zoom
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Owen is pictured on Safari at Akagera National Park in the Eastern Province of Rwanda where he, Dazhanae Houston, Kimberely Duru, and Shaina Twardus enjoyed a full day excursion where they saw lions, rhinos, giraffes, and more.
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Owen Selden is a third-year student majoring in the Human Biology Distinguished Majors Program and a 2023 Center for Global Health Equity University Scholar. He talked about the global health experiences at UVA and in Rwanda that have inspired him to pursue a future in public health.

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Sep

Digital Regional East African Community Health Initiative is an innovative, first-of-its-kind effort to take a regional perspective in advancing digital technology for health.

September 11, 2023 11:30am
Claude Moore Medical Education Building
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Hamna Shafiq
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Human Biology major Hamna Shafiq was fueled by her personal experiences to pursue studies in global health. Now a third-year, she is primed for medical school through her research in undernutrition in vulnerable global populations.

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winning team for case competition
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UVA is among a small group of institutions that writes a new global health case and students compete annually.  This year CGHE's global case competition celebrated its 10th anniversary with a challenge where 32 teams participated to address a case about tuberculosis in Tanzania.

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Josh Easter and Amita Sudhir Seated on a Bench Inside Hospital in Kenya
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Amita Sudhir and Josh Easter are Associate Professors in UVA’s Department of Emergency Medicine. In October 2021, they traveled to Kenya as part of the first UVA connection with AMPATH, an organization that connects a consortium of North American universities with Moi University, a public institution in Eldoret, western Kenya. The universities then jointly develop health training programming and exchanges of students and faculty from both sides of the Atlantic.

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CGHE group photo
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In April 2022, the Center for Global Health Equity hosted 15 colleagues from partner institutions in Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda for the CGHE Global Partnerships Workshop to hear about current global health research and student engagement opportunities. Other topics discussed in the workshops organized over a week in Charlottesville included new grant opportunities to develop research capacity; opportunities for educational training; and shared priorities for further research and advocacy.

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Mar

Info Session: UNIC Global Semesters Study in Cyprus: Health Sciences Summer Program

March 31, 2022 12:00pm
Online
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Paul Farmer
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The University of Virginia Global Affairs joins the world in mourning the untimely death of Dr. Paul Farmer, who died on Monday while working at the University of Global Health Equity in Butaro, Rwanda, an institution he helped to begin and to which he devoted so much of his life. 

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Piper, Mukhethwa and Sara in matching shirts in Thohoyandou, South Africa
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Sara Krivacsy is graduating from UVA’s College of Arts & Sciences with a Global Public Health major and Anthropology minor. She is planning to become a practitioner in global public health at a time of unprecedented change and challenge. She reflects on her experiences at UVA and how it has expanded her perspective for global engagement.

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Boxes of masks from Lingshan Charity Foundation to UVA
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UVA Health received a shipment on Friday with 50,000 facemasks donated by Lingshan Charity Foundation, a Chinese philanthropic organization. The facemasks donated by the Foundation will help boost the health system’s supply of personal protective equipment for its front-line providers.

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Mami Taniuchi in Bangladesh
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University of Virginia health researcher Mami Taniuchi and her collaborators at Aga Khan University have received $6 million grant from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to implement an integrated sewage and clinical case surveillances in Karachi, one of the largest cities in

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Erica Stephens
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Erica Stephens is getting ready to graduate next month with major in Cognitive Science and a minor in Health & Wellbeing from University of Virginia’s College of Arts & Science.

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Hoos for Better Health
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For the first time since it was launched, Center for Global Health Equity held their Global Health Case Competition online. But it did not dim the enthusiasm.

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Stephen Mull
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As we launch the 2021 spring semester this month amid continuing challenges from the COVID-19 threat, the contours of the post-pandemic world are emerging.  Steadily accelerated vaccinations, improved compliance with public health measures, strides in treating the disease, and the resilience of our students and faculty in mastering new ways to learn and research are creating conditions to spring back even stronger after the pandemic.

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PositiveLinks
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PositiveLinks (PL) is a mobile application developed at University of Virginia for people living with HIV.

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Olivia Fyre
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Olivia Fyre, is a 3rd year student majoring in Global Health Studies and minoring in Religious Studies.

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Conference Call
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On November 9, more than 800 participants came together virtually for the Annual Global Health Scholar Research Symposium organized by Center for Global Health and to listen to renowned American medical anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer.

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UVA Global Research Townhall
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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted how we engage in global research and scholarship.

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Stephanie Greenfield
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Stephanie Greenfield is a cognitive science major concentrating in neuroscience. Her interests in global health started early – in high school, when she went to Haiti, Nicaragua and Dominican Republic on medical missions.

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Mikalaya Mason
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Joshua McCray, a rising third-year student at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, was planning to research the effectiveness of Tongan traditional medicine in the South Pacific Kingdom of Tonga this summer before the pandemic plans cancelled his travel and research plans.

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Rayness Mollinedo headshot
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Rayness Mollinedo is from Sterling, Virginia, but his family came from Bolivia. This third-year students is majoring in Public Health Sciences and his interests align with health literacy within the Latino community. 

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Benjamin Hill headshot seated
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Benjamin Hill is a fourth-year student studying Global Development Studies and Religious Studies. Outside of his studies, the Filipino-American born and raised in Northern Virginia loves reading, comics, growing plants, and singing.

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Kwame Otu
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What does a project with workers at sites receiving electronic waste from Europe and North America (e-waste) in Ghana have in common with efforts to assess the impact of rural hospital closures in the United States or work to document the journey of

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Marcel Durieux talking to doctors in Tanzania. Photo Courtesy of: Marcel Durieux
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Marcel Durieux is a professor in Anesthesiology and Neurological Surgery at the University of Virginia Health and has worked on number of global health projects in East Africa, all involving training in anesthesiology.