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Saving Lives at Birth Project

Saving Lives at Birth Project

Louis Fazen, a doctoral candidate at the School of Public Health is part of an international team of researchers that was awarded a $250,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a project that uses smartphones to reduce infant and maternal mortality in Kenya. The group trained community health extension workers in conducting surveys on the mobile phone and to troubleshoot issues as they arise. Read the full story.

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A course: The School of Public Health is developing a course, in partnership with colleagues at the School of Management, to train students to develop innovative responses to health challenges. The course combines lectures, case studies, and group-based solutions to real health problems. Our external partner is the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation—they will provide projects currently on their docket and our student teams will propose solutions.