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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 In the last year, the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health and its subsidiary Friends in Global Health (FGH) have raised the funds to ship one 12.2 meter long container filled to the brim with donated medical supplies to the Provincial Health Department of Zambézia Province, Mozambique. The container arrived in the port...... 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


VIGH receives award for research training program in Ebola-affected countries

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Posted on Friday, December 9th, 2016 in Ebola virus disease (EVD), Education and Training, International, Liberia, News Posts, Sierra Leone | Tags: , Comments Off on VIGH receives award for research training program in Ebola-affected countries


Early study finds antibody that ‘neutralizes’ Zika virus

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Posted on Friday, December 9th, 2016 in Global Health, News Posts, Vaccines | Tags: , , , Comments Off on Early study finds antibody that ‘neutralizes’ Zika virus


Vanderbilt Tuberculosis Center receives funding for research in Brazil and South Africa.

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Posted on Friday, December 9th, 2016 in Brazil, News Posts, South Africa, Tuberculosis | Tags: , Comments Off on Vanderbilt Tuberculosis Center receives funding for research in Brazil and South Africa.


Vermund Blog Post: World AIDS Day Collection

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Posted on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 in HIV/AIDS | Tags: , Comments Off on Vermund Blog Post: World AIDS Day Collection


Health counselors: A key element in the fight against HIV

“The health counselor is the key member of the team. They are the true pillar. It is with the health counselor that patients have their first contact, on which everything else depends.” ~Mauro Timana – Chefe Médico at Mocubela Under the intense sun in the district of Mocubela, in Zambézia Province, Ilda Pedro receives Bethe...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, November 14th, 2016 in FGH News, FGH Programs, HIV/AIDS, Maternal and Child Health, Mozambique, News Posts, Technical Assistance Service | Tags: , , , , Comments Off on Health counselors: A key element in the fight against HIV


VECD Conference 2017: Chronic Consequences of Global Infectious Diseases

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Posted on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 in Global Health, Infectious Diseases, News Posts | Tags: , , Comments Off on VECD Conference 2017: Chronic Consequences of Global Infectious Diseases