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  • Anne Havlik and Kenneth Gunasekera Win Global Health Awards

    On the morning of the 12th annual Global Health Day, March 16, 2023, Sheela Shenoi, MD, MPH, associate director of the Internal Medicine Office of Global Health and associate professor of medicine (infectious diseases) announced the winners of this year’s Global Health awards. Anne Havlik, MPH, won the Asghar Rastegar Global Health Medical Education & Capacity Building Award, and Kenneth Gunasekera, MD, PhD, won the Gerald Friedland Global Health Research Award.

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  • YIGH-Affiliated Faculty Receive MacMillan Awards

    Two faculty affiliated with the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH) recently received awards from the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. Each spring, the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies offers awards through the Kempf Memorial Fund, which supports faculty in organizing on-campus conferences, workshops, and lectures on international topics in their fields of interest.

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  • Translation of WHO Fact Sheet to Educate Communities on Marburg Virus Disease in Uganda

    The Makerere University-Yale University (MUYU) Collaboration, the Makerere University Centre for Language and Communication Services (CLCS), the Ministry of Health of Uganda, the Yale Institute of Global Health (YIGH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) released a Kiswahili translation of a WHO fact sheet on Marburg Virus Disease, a rare but severe hemorrhagic infection. With an outbreak of Marburg declared in January, the translation came at a crucial time.

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  • Tuberculosis is a global health threat

    If public health infrastructure isn’t strengthened, experts say the risk of more TB cases and deaths will increase worldwide, a Yale University physician writes. The U.S. should build on the momentum developed during COVID-19 to address TB.

    Source: Chicago Sun Times
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  • Tuberculosis cases rise across nation and in CT

    James Shepherd, MD, PhD, associate professor of internal medicine (infectious diseases), and Sheela Shenoi, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine (infectious diseases), discuss the rise in tuberculosis cases in Connecticut and across the nation.

    Source: Connecticut Public Radio
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  • Faculty Network Spotlight: NGN

    The world is amidst an epidemiological transition– where the global burden of diseases is shifting from infectious diseases to noncommunicable diseases. In recognizing a need to bridge the gaps in global NCD research, treatment, and capacity, the Yale Network for Global Noncommunicable Disease (Yale NGN) was established in 2016.

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