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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


Haiti Week 2017

Thursday February 2 | 12:10 – 1 p.m. Lunch Talk by Dr. Franck Telemaque (Chief of Surgery at the State University Hospital, Port-au-Prince): “Impact of Foreign Aid on the Haitian Medical System” Buttrick Hall 123 Link to Event Calendar Thursday February 2 | 7 – 8 p.m. Lecture by Dr. Franck Telemaque and Pierre, “Addressing...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 in Global Health, Haiti, News Posts, Surgery and Anesthesiology | Tags: , Comments Off on Haiti Week 2017


2017 Global Health Case Competition

February 11, 2017 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Vanderbilt School of Nursing: Room 16 Keynote Speaker: Christophe Millien, M.D., Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology Partners in Health, Mirebalais University Hospital Finalist Round of Team Presentations This event is open to the public and a reception will follow the event. Participants in this university-wide competition work...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 in Academics, Global Health, News Posts | Tags: , , Comments Off on 2017 Global Health Case Competition


Core Faculty Publications

2016 Publications (ordered by pub date) List of Core Faculty Tao J, Qian HZ, Kipp AM, Ruan Y, Shepherd BE, Amico KR, Shao Y, Lu H, Vermund SH. Effects of depression and anxiety on antiretroviral therapy adherence among newly diagnosed HIV-infected Chinese MSM. AIDS. 2017 Jan 28;31(3):401-406. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001287. PubMed PMID: 27677168; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5233466....... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 in News Posts | Tags: , Comments Off on Core Faculty Publications


VIDEO: Medical Equipment Arrives in Mozambique

By Heather Jordan Last year, the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) and Friends in Global Health (FGH) worked together to collect a container full of donated medical supplies, and had it shipped to the Provincial Health Department located in the Zambézia Province of Mozambique. In October 2016, the container arrived in the port of...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 in FGH News, HIV/AIDS, Mozambique, News Posts, Technical Assistance Service | Tags: , , Comments Off on VIDEO: Medical Equipment Arrives in Mozambique


VIDEO: For mother and daughter, life is not as it used to be: It is much better!

This story was originally published in May of 2016. You can read it here. – The video version was released in December and was produced by Rui Esmael.... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 in FGH News, HIV/AIDS, Mozambique, News Posts, Technical Assistance Service | Tags: , Comments Off on VIDEO: For mother and daughter, life is not as it used to be: It is much better!


PODCAST: New Insecticide Makes Mosquitoes Pop

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Posted on Friday, December 9th, 2016 in Global Health, Infectious Diseases | Tags: Comments Off on PODCAST: New Insecticide Makes Mosquitoes Pop