March 28, 2019 Medical Grand Rounds Recap
The 9th Annual Global Health Day Medical Grand Rounds, “Strategies for Academic Global Engagement: Lessons from the Field,” was presented by Sten H. Vermund, MD, PhD, dean and Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health, Yale School of Public Health and professor of pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine (YSM).
Friedland Honored for Career’s Work in South Africa
Gerald Friedland, MD, professor emeritus and senior research scientist in medicine (infectious diseases) and professor emeritus of medicine, epidemiology and public health; was recently honored at a ceremony at the HIV clinic in Tugela Ferry, KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa.
Bonds of MUYU Partnership Strengthened During Makerere University Visit
Pericles Lewis, vice president for global strategy and deputy provost for international affairs, visited Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda (MUK) on March 13 to meet with university leaders, alumni, and medical residents, as well as the leadership of the Makerere University-Yale University (MUYU) collaboration. Under the partnership, Yale physicians, residents, and medical students travel to Kampala for clinical rotations, and Ugandan physicians and students train in New Haven. The goal for both groups is to improve patient care through education, training, and research; to build up the educational and clinical infrastructure; and to support research that could be easily translated into practice.
After Ebola crisis, Yale works to strengthen Liberian health system
In 2014, the West African countries of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone suffered the most severe outbreak of Ebola ever known. By the time the epidemic was contained in 2016, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates there were nearly 29,000 cases resulting in more than 11,000 deaths.
Through F-1 Doctors, Yale’s doctors in training make it easier for international students to attend U.S. medical schools
Rachel Jaber Chehayeb wanted to stay in the U.S. to attend medical school after graduating from Yale College, but she knew it would be difficult. As a Lebanese citizen, she would have to navigate visa requirements and loans without nearby family or a ready support network. “I only knew of one person who had done it,” said Chehayeb, a first-year medical student at Yale School of Medicine. “There was not a community of international medical students.”
COVID-19 Vaccine Found to Be Effective against Brazilian P.1 Variant
The inactivated vaccine, CoronaVac, proved effective in combatting COVID-19 in the city of Manaus, Brazil, where the highly transmissible P.1 variant emerged and has devastated the local population, researchers from Brazil and the Yale School of Public Health have found.
The Yale Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science Launches Its Global Mental Health Promotion Program, Led by Dr. Theddeus Iheanacho, with an Inaugural Lecture by Dr. Vikram Patel
The Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) is launching its Global Mental Health Promotion (GMHP) Program to help bridge the gap between knowledge and practice in mental health promotion, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Although there is ample evidence for the effectiveness of various interventions for common mental disorders, access to and availability of these interventions remain low. Up to 65% of people in LMICs suffering from mental disorders do not get treatment.
The Development of the Girl Champ Brand in eSwatini: Engaging the Private Sector to Promote Uptake of Health Services among Adolescent Girls and Young Women
In eSwatini and across sub-Saharan Africa, adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) are at significantly higher risk of HIV infection and poorer sexual and reproductive health (SRH) than their male counterparts.Source: Project Last Mile
The Evolution of Trust within a Global Health Partnership with the Private Sector: An Inductive Framework
The Yale Global Health Leadership Initiative investigated how trust between partners evolved in the context of Project Last Mile (PLM), a global health partnership that translates the business acumen of The Coca-Cola Company to strengthen public health systems across Africa.Source: Project Last Mile