As Childhood Vaccination Rates Continue to Fall, Are We Doing Enough to Stop Anti-Vaxxers? These Doctors Say No
Pakistan made headlines around the world when officials announced they’re considering throwing parents in jail for failing to vaccinate their kids among a resurgence in polio cases. While such draconian measures are unthinkable in the United States, it’s not hard to imagine a future where the re-emergence of once-eradicated diseases becomes increasingly common.Source: The Messenger
Honorary doctorate latest accolade for YSPH alum Shadrack Osei Frimpong
Yale School of Public Health alumnus Shadrack Osei Frimpong, MPH ’20 (Global Health), earned his PhD in public health and primary care in June from England’s University of Cambridge, where he was a Gates Cambridge Scholar. On July 13, he was granted an honorary doctor of science (social sciences) degree by Royal Holloway, University of London, for his work with Cocoa360, a community-based organization in his hometown in Ghana that supports local cocoa farmers by providing tuition-free schooling and localized health care that the farmers help fund and manage.
YSM Faculty Developing “Game Changer” for Global Health
Dengue. Zika. Lyme. Yellow fever. Chikungunya virus. Malaria. These worldwide diseases, and others, are spread by the bite from an infected arthropod, a tick or mosquito. Five faculty from Yale School of Medicine (YSM) are collaborating on a project focusing on creating vaccines against infectious diseases by targeting the vector, which could be a “game changer” for global health.
National Institutes of Health awards $600K SBIR grant to Kephera Diagnostics for a test for hookworm infection
Kephera Diagnostics has won a $600,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop an antibody-based test for hookworm infection. A lab at the Yale School of Public Health is collaborating on the project.Source: MassBio
How Africa can close the gap in COVID-19 vaccine equity: One student’s perspective
A new commentary authored by Yale School of Public Health PhD student Natasha Turyasingura, in collaboration with senior researchers from Yale and Columbia University, suggests ways Africa can improve COVID-19 vaccination rates and prepare for future pandemics.
Former Pakistani health minister speaks at School of Public Health
As health minister and special advisor to the prime minister, Faisal Sultan was responsible for coordinating Pakistan’s response to the emerging pandemic. Two years later, Sultan visited the Yale School of Public Health to share lessons he learned from his experience.Source: Yale Daily News
Experts question unusual authorization plan for Covid vaccine for kids under 5
The Food and Drug Administration’s willingness to consider authorizing a Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech for children under the age of 5 — without evidence yet that it would be protective — is raising concerns among some vaccine experts who fear the plan could backfire and undermine vaccine uptake in this group.Source: Stat
Promoting Love and Peace Across Generations through Science and Global Partnerships
Professor in the Yale Child Study Center Dr. James F. Leckman, leads a team of international scientists, scholars, and practitioners in a special journal publication that underscores the impact that early childhood development initiatives can have on promoting love and peace across generations
22 Immunization Experts from Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Somalia and Uganda Graduate from the EPI LAMP Program
On May 17, 2021, 22 delegates from Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Somalia and Uganda graduated from the Expanded Program on Immunisation Leadership and Management Programme (EPI LAMP), a 9-month certificate programme offered by Yale’s Global Health Leadership Initiative (GHLI) in partnership with the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) and PATH.
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.”
A Conversation with John Kerry: Foreign Policy, Politics, and Global Health
The Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH) in partnership with the School of Medicine, School of Public Health, and School of Nursing, hosted a talk by former Secretary of State John Kerry titled “Foreign Policy, Politics, and Global Health” on Friday, February 21, 2020.Source: Yale and the World
A Forum on the Outbreak of a Novel Coronavirus, on Feb. 6
In response to news and concerns about the respiratory illness outbreak caused by a novel coronavirus initially identified in China, the Yale Institute for Global Health, Yale School of Public Health and the Global Health Justice Partnership will hold a discussion and question and answer session on Thursday, February 6, 2020.