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Year-End Events Highlight Student Achievements

2017 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Master of Public Health Commencement and Receptions Congratulations to all!... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, May 15th, 2017 in Academics, Global Health, News Posts | Tags: , Comments Off on Year-End Events Highlight Student Achievements


Conference Attendees Unite in Support of Fogarty International Center

Global health scientists from around the world who attended the 2017 annual meeting of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health display wristbands to show solidarity in support of [or show gratitude for support from] the NIH Fogarty International Center. Since 2012, the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) has directed one of five Fogarty...... KEEP READING

Posted on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 in Academics, Global Health | Tags: , , Comments Off on Conference Attendees Unite in Support of Fogarty International Center


The Male Engagement Strategy Supports a Husband’s Participation in his Family’s Healthcare

By Rui Esmael The Male Engagement Strategy Supports a Husband’s Participation in his Family’s Healthcare Teletónio Samuel Rangeiro is a married 23 year old who lives with his wife, Hernésia Tomé, 22, in Seresse, a rural community outside of Zambézia’s provincial capital of Quelimane. When Teletónio’s wife became pregnant, he surprised many people in his community...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, May 11th, 2017 in FGH News, HIV/AIDS, News Posts | Tags: , , Comments Off on The Male Engagement Strategy Supports a Husband’s Participation in his Family’s Healthcare


Dreams Can Come True

By Rui Esmael Dreams Can Come True: Over a decade on combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) with two HIV-uninfected daughters “My biggest dream is to get my children to study and give them a better future.” – Helena Nhanza Helena Nhanza is a 35 year old mother of two. Specifically, she has two daughters: Elsa, age 8 and...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, May 11th, 2017 in FGH News, HIV/AIDS, Mozambique | Tags: , , Comments Off on Dreams Can Come True


Marie Martin selected to Vanderbilt Academy for Excellence in Education

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Posted on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 in Academics, Education and Training, Global Health, News Posts | Tags: Comments Off on Marie Martin selected to Vanderbilt Academy for Excellence in Education


Mozambican Ethics Committee Members Participate in Ethics Practicum at VUMC

The Institute for Global Health hosted visitors from Mozambique in May as part of the Fogarty-funded Vanderbilt University-Mozambique Collaborative Research Ethics Education Program (Formação Colaborativa em Ética na Pesquisa, FoCEP). Eight participants representing five of Mozambique’s eight research ethics committees (RECs) from around the country participated in a three-week practicum on research ethics and protocol...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 in Academics, Ethics, Global Health, News Posts | Tags: , , Comments Off on Mozambican Ethics Committee Members Participate in Ethics Practicum at VUMC


World Malaria Day Perspective: James Carlucci M.D.

World Malaria Day 2017, observed on Tuesday, April 25, seeks to raise awareness and highlight the need to close the gap in access to malaria prevention tools. While the burden of disease continues to decline, efforts to improve access to interventions that prevent, diagnose and treat malaria are needed to reach the Sustainable Development Goals...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, April 24th, 2017 in News Posts | Comments Off on World Malaria Day Perspective: James Carlucci M.D.


Nutrition Research Methods Workshop Trains Faculty and Graduate Students in Zambia

Now in its second year, the UNZA-Vanderbilt Training Partnership for HIV-Nutrition Research (UVP) program hosted a research training workshop for clinicians and researchers at the University of Zambia School of Medicine (UNZA) in Lusaka on March 6 and 7. The collaboration between UNZA and the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) continues a long-standing relationship...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, April 13th, 2017 in Academics, Global Health, HIV/AIDS, News Posts, Non-communicable Diseases, Nutrition, Zambia | Tags: , , , Comments Off on Nutrition Research Methods Workshop Trains Faculty and Graduate Students in Zambia


2017 Global Health Case Competition

In February, the VIGH Student Advisory Council hosted its seventh annual university-wide global health case competition. This year, the competition was held in conjunction with Vanderbilt’s first “Haiti Week,” co-hosted by VIGH and the Vanderbilt Center for Latin American Studies. The event brought several Haitian physicians and health experts to Nashville for a series of...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, March 30th, 2017 in Academics, Global Health, Haiti, News Posts | Tags: , Comments Off on 2017 Global Health Case Competition


Vanderbilt’s first-ever Africa Week set for April 2–7

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Posted on Thursday, March 30th, 2017 in News Posts | Comments Off on Vanderbilt’s first-ever Africa Week set for April 2–7


Julieta Matsimbe Named FGH Clinical Implementation Manager for Quelimane District

Rui Esmael “The bigger the challenge, the more opportunities to get things done.” – Dr. Julieta Matsimbe Julieta Manuela Matsimbe is a 30 year old Mozambican doctor, mother of a three year old boy, and FGH’s new Clinical Implementation Manager for Quelimane District. After beginning her medical career in Nampula Province, and later Maputo, Dr....... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, March 24th, 2017 in FGH News, HIV/AIDS, Mozambique, News Posts | Tags: , Comments Off on Julieta Matsimbe Named FGH Clinical Implementation Manager for Quelimane District


2017 Global Health MPH Practicum Colloquium

Each spring second-year students from Vanderbilt’s Master in Public Health Program present their practicum experiences through posters and discussion. The scientific conference setting provides an opportunity for students to share their knowledge with peers, faculty and staff, and practice their presentation skills. The colloquium is the final step of their practicum experience. Global Health Track Students,...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 in Academics, Global Health, Kenya, News Posts | Comments Off on 2017 Global Health MPH Practicum Colloquium


World Health Week 2017

Program Details and RSVP links: Monday February 20, 12-1pm, LH 202 – Flexner Student Deans’ Lectures Grace Fletcher, MPH/MA Candidate: “Integrating Anthropology and Global Health to Serve Latin American Populations” Shilpa Mokshagundam, VMS III: “The (He)Art of Healing: Lessons Learned from an Unexpected Hospitalization” Lunch provided, RSVP HERE Monday February 20, 5:30pm, LH 412 – Evening Documentary Screening: The...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 in News Posts | Tags: , Comments Off on World Health Week 2017


VIGH Seeks Candidates for Director

DIRECTOR SEARCH: Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health Position Description The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) seeks an experienced and visionary leader with a distinguished academic record for the position of Director. VIGH, based in Nashville, TN, is a world-class research, education and training, and service center within the Institute for Medicine and Public Health...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, February 6th, 2017 in Global Health, News Posts | Tags: , Comments Off on VIGH Seeks Candidates for Director


Traditional Birth Attendants Encourage Institutional Deliveries in Zambézia Province

In the rich farmlands of Birua Village, in Furquia Locality, Namacurra District, Zambézia Province, lives 52 year old Paulina Raposo. She has been a traditional birth attendant for 36 years. “I learned to be a traditional birth attendant at the hospital in Macuse [in Zambézia] in 1980. It was war time and there was a...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 in FGH News, HIV/AIDS, Maternal and Child Health, News Posts, Technical Assistance Service | Tags: , , , Comments Off on Traditional Birth Attendants Encourage Institutional Deliveries in Zambézia Province