Lack of COVID-19 Resources Putting Millions at Risk in Somalia Settlement Camps
A lack of access to screening services and important information about COVID-19 — including ways the highly-infectious virus can be transmitted ¬— could be putting millions of internally displaced people in Somali settlement camps at risk, according to new research by the Yale School of Public Health and The Hagarla Institute.
Connecticut’s partial shutdown aims to slow the spread of the coronavirus. How effective will it be?
Connecticut is now on partial lockdown in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and while some health professionals say the measure doesn’t go far enough, others say public health interventions have to be balanced against social and economic impacts.Source: Hartford Courant
Coronavirus likely to be declared pandemic ‘any day now’: Expert
The coronavirus, which has far infected over 90,000 people worldwide and killed more than 3,000, will likely be declared a pandemic soon by the World Health Organization (WHO), according to Dr. Kaveh Khoshnood, professor of epidemiology at Yale University’s School of Public Health.Source: Al Arabiya English
Public Health Critical to Addressing Gun Violence Epidemic
Gun control activists speaking at a Yale School of Public Health forum this week urged public health professionals to join their efforts in combating the pervasive gun violence that has become a major public health threat across the country.
Weaponising the ‘Fog of War’: The challenge of fake news for humanitarian actors in conflict zones
Good information is crucial for humanitarian efforts to ameliorate the health impacts of armed conflict. Depending on the circumstances, misinformation can endanger the lives of health workers.Source: BMJ Global Health
YSPH Grant to Train Health Professionals in China in Bioethics Renewed
A School of Public Health program that trains future generations of public health researchers in China has been awarded a grant renewal of $1.25 million from the Fogarty International Center, of the National Institutes of Health, to continue its work.
Naval War College, Yale partner on first-of-kind humanitarian simulation
Faculty members from Yale University’s School of Medicine, School of Public Health, and U.S. Naval War College’s (NWC) Civilian-Military Humanitarian Response Program conducted the first-ever “Consequences of Disease Outbreak” simulation in New Haven, April 12.Source: US Naval War College
Research and teaching on refugees will be focus of new MacMillan Center program
The Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses has been launched by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale to promote rigorous interdisciplinary research and teaching grounded in the social sciences.Source: Yale News
Kaveh Khoshnood: Paths Through a Career in Global Health
Kaveh Khoshnood has been at the School of Public Health since completing his MPH, working almost exclusively on HIV/AIDS and health among the most vulnerable populations in the US and worldwide. The Yale Global Health Review met with Kaveh to discuss global health, career choices, and finding your passions.Source: Yale Global Health Review
Youth as Agents of Peace: Report Features Yale Faculty in Global Workshop to Invest in Youth for a More Peaceful World
Yale faculty played leading roles at the March 2016 "Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally", held in Amman, Jordan. The forum was an outcome of the partnership with UNICEF and the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID). Set against the worst human refugee crisis since World War II, the workshop aimed to explore how investment in young children could lead to more peaceful societies.
Yale UNICEF 2016 Conference on Child Rights
Yale UNICEF held its fourth annual Conference on Children’s Rights, focusing on Early Childhood Development (ECD) on Saturday, April 9th, 2016. The conference discussed early childhood development from multiple perspectives, including international policy making, biology, economics, sociology, public health, and law. The conference featured speakers Dr. Nicholas Alipui, Director of Programs UNICEF and Dr. Linda Mayes, Director Yale Child Study Center, and was proudly co-sponsored by the Yale Child Study Center and the Dwight Hall Center for Public Service and Social Justice.