Improving Breast Cancer Outcomes for African Women
For eight days in early June, Melissa Durand, MD, volunteered at the second-largest teaching hospital in Ghana, West Africa. Decades earlier, mammography technologist Judith Abaidoo of Yale New Haven Hospital’s Shoreline Medical Center became one of the first women to perform mammograms in Ghana, where the five-year breast cancer survival rate is estimated to be only 25%.
Yale Establishes Tanzania Interventional Radiology Initiative
When Frank Minja, MD, traveled to his native country of Tanzania, East Africa in 2014 to help improve radiology services at the Muhimbili National Hospital campus in Dar es Salaam, he knew the task would be complex and demanding. Minja, an assistant professor of neuroradiology in the Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging at Yale School of Medicine, recently returned to Tanzania with a team from Yale and other institutions to establish the Tanzania Interventional Radiology Initiative.
Yale’s Minja bringing interventional radiology training to Tanzania
After leading the implementation of a Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) to dramatically improve access to medical imaging in his home country of Tanzania, Dr. Frank Minja at Yale School of Medicine (YSM) is working alongside residents and faculty from Yale and other institutions to establish a three-year longitudinal program in Tanzania geared at training radiology residents, nurses, and technologists in interventional radiology.
Yale partners with the National Kapodistrian University of Athens to advance environmental science and public health
Officials at Yale and the National Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) in Greece have embarked on a partnership agreement to pursue the development of a center for excellence for environmental sciences and public health. The collaboration will engage research groups in both universities to work collaboratively to address the effects on humans and the ecosystem of hazardous agents including environmental pathogens.Source: Yale and the World
Women and children’s rights advocate encourages peace, justice and development
Women and children’s rights advocate Rima Salah spoke to BYU law Students on Sept. 23 after receiving a 2021 Peacemaker Award from the Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution. Salah, Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale Child Study Center, and Chair of the Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC) encouraged students to get involved and commit to building a peaceful world, starting today.Source: The Daily Universe, Brigham Young University (BYU)
President Biden Invites Yale School of Public Health Scientist to Participate in COVID-19 Global Summit Hosted by United Nations
The Yale School of Public Health announced today that the White House has invited Anne Wyllie, principal investigator of the SalivaDirect Initiative, to participate this week with global leaders from government, academia, industry and elsewhere in the White House 2021 Global COVID-19 Summit: Ending the Pandemic and Building Back Better to Prepare for the Next.
25-plus Partners Join Forces to Address Caribbean’s Climate and Health Crisis
An unprecedented gathering sponsored by more than 25 Caribbean countries and territories, the United States and international organizations, have come together to address the public health challenge of climate change in the Caribbean, one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to the adverse health effects of the climate crisis.
Yale's Dr. Rafael Perez-Escamilla Presents at this Year's Philip R. Nader Legacy of Health Lectureship
The Philip R. Nader Legacy of Health Lectureship is open for registration! Tune in to hear Dr. Perez-Escamilla’s presentation “Responsive Feeding and Childhood Obesity Prevention: An Equitable Nurturing Care Perspective.”Source: Twitter
Raw Wastewater “Leading Indicator” of Future COVID-19 Outbreaks, YSPH Collaborative Study Finds
A global team of researchers has found that future COVID-19 outbreaks, variants, hospitalizations and ICU admissions can be reliably predicted by detecting and quantifying the amount of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in raw wastewater.
Yale Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science Researchers Collaborate to Build Health Systems Capacity in Nepal
Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) researchers Archana Shrestha, PhD, Associate Professor at Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences and Director of Nepal’s Institute for Implementation Science and Health, CMIPS Director Donna Spiegelman, ScD, and Elizabeth Rhodes, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate at the Yale School of Public Health, were recently awarded a grant from the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health for their study entitled “Building Capacity to Evaluate a Package of Essential Non-Communicable Disease Interventions (PEN) in Nepal,” which will train health coordinators, evaluate implementation outcomes, and explore facilitators and barriers to the PEN program’s implementation.
Expert: Administration of third jabs could cause not only vaccine shortage within a country, but on global scale
As the highly contagious Delta variant rages across the world, some countries are offering a third COVID-19 shot to slow down the spread. Meanwhile, the U.S. CDC said the "war has changed" against COVID-19 because the Delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox. For more on the raging coronavirus variant, CGTN talked to Chen Xi, associate professor of Health Policy and Economics, Yale School of Public Health. He is also the President of China Health Policy and Management Society. He said that selected groups of recipients may require a booster dose and administration of third jabs could cause not only vaccine shortage within a country, but on a global scale. He also shared his view on the infectivity of the Delta variant.Source: CGTN
Vaccine Found Effective for Elderly in Hard-hit Brazil Facing COVID-19 Gamma Variant
The AstraZeneca vaccine, which is being widely used in Brazil and elsewhere in response to an epidemic wave of the SARS-CoV-2 Gamma variant, affords significant protection to the elderly when the vaccine’s full two-dose schedule is completed.
Yale School of Public Health Partnership with Mexico Leads to New Online Implementation Science Course
A new YSPH partnership with the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico has led to the launch of an online Spanish language summer course in implementation science for health professionals.