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.
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.
‘The Conflict in Sudan is a Public Health Disaster’
In Sudan, health systems are under attack while government and paramilitary forces have been battling for control of the country since April 15. As the crisis enters its third week, healthcare professionals in Sudan fear a total collapse of the healthcare system.
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.
Plan to improve health in Pakistan region devasted by floods earns top honor at Global Health Case Competition
For this year’s Global Health Case Competition sponsored by the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH), student teams were tasked with finding innovative solutions to assist with flood recovery and resilience in Pakistan.
Pasteur Network director speaks to global health equity in Dean’s Lecture
Speaking at the Yale School of Public Health, Pasteur Network Executive Director Rebecca Grais says high-income countries that have the power to truly improve world health have “pretty much failed both in crises and outside of crises."
New Lancet Series highlights the continuing struggle that breastfeeding women face across the globe
A Lancet Series published on Feb. 8, 2023, highlights the continuing struggle that women across the globe face to meet their breastfeeding goals. Yale School of Public Health Professor Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, a leading authority on breastfeeding policy and early childhood nutrition, is co-author of all three Series articles and the lead author of the first paper featured in the Series.
Panel Discusses Pandemic Preparedness
Three professors who are prominent in pandemic preparedness joined Professor Saad Omer, director of the Yale Institute for Global Health, in a discussion, “Preparing for Future Pandemics and Other Biological Catastrophes,” at the Yale School of Public Health.
Olive Oil’s Many Human and Planetary Health Benefits Discussed at 4th Annual International Yale Symposium
Leading experts involved in research and education related to the olive tree and its products gathered in Rome recently to discuss the positive health benefits of olive oil during the Fourth Annual Yale Symposium on Olive Oil & Health.
Yale partnership with University of Rome Tor Vergata aims to strengthen protection against global safety threats
Two Yale University schools have partnered with the University of Rome Tor Vergata (URTV) to advance research and training intended to improve global protection against chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNe) events.Source: Yale and the World
Study: Vaccines and Booster Shots Are Key to Controlling Spread of COVID Variants
A new study by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health emphasizes the continuing importance of vaccines and booster shots at the individual and population level in controlling infections from highly contagious new variants of COVID-19.