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Sustainable Health Summit

The Sustainable Health Initiative, an initiative that aims to improve the health and well-being of the people in India and the world over through global health entrepreneurship, held its first summit this year. The inaugural Sustainable Health Summit brought together entrepreneurs, innovators, venture capitalists, investors, researchers, and healthcare industry leaders to discuss challenges and opportunities to address healthcare challenges in emerging markets.

A Conversation with John Kerry

On Friday, February 21st, YIGH welcomed Kerry to discuss pressing global health issues with Dr. Saad Omer, director of Yale Institute for Global Health. With an optimistic look towards the future, he reflected on his experience and advocated for change stating: “We can win back our future.” To view the engaging conversation, watch the video Foreign Policy, Politics, and Global Health.

Forum on Outbreak of Novel Coronavirus

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 held a Forum on Thursday, February 6, 2020.

To read more on the event, visit the article Communication, Caution Urged in Response to Coronavirus at YSPH Forum.

YIGH Case Competition

On February 1, 2020, YIGH held our inaugural case competition. Four student teams, from Yale College, School of Management, School of Nursing, School of Medicine, and School of Public Health, collaborated and developed innovative solutions to pressing a global health challenge in India. The winning team, Swachh Bharat 2.0 – Cleanliness Through Community Action, included students Thomas Blum, Jacklyn Chui, Enrique Chuidian, Leon Myer, and Jon Zhou. They are now preparing to head to the 2020 International Emory Global Health Case Competition.