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Fellows & Scholars at 20

Fogarty's Global Health Fellows and Scholars program, now known as LAUNCH, has grown from modest beginnings to supporting over 100 scholars at over 60 research institutions and sites each year.

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Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion beyond borders: Training individuals from populations who are underrepresented as health researchers can help reduce health disparities around the world.

In the photograph a group of trainee doctors, all wearing white lab coats, circle a patient’s bed. Dr. Deanna Saylor writes in the patient’s chart as Dr. Mashina describes the patient’s condition.

Researchers probe HIV-associated stroke in Zambia: Mechanisms leading to excess stroke risk among people living with HIV are poorly understood. A team led by Dr. Deanna Saylor at University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia, is exploring these entwined conditions.



Fogarty Fellows & Scholars

Fogarty’s programs have made significant contributions by filling the pipeline of global health leaders.

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Building HIV prevention awareness for mothers in India: Dr. Jacqueline Firth’s work with HIV awareness started her on the path to her current role at USAID as Branch Chief of the Pediatric and Maternal Clinical HIV Branch.


Global Health Research at NIH

Many of NIH's 27 Institutes and Centers are engaged in global health activities.

The map on this page shows that the burden of dementia prevalence is unevenly distributed across states and subpopulations in India.

NIA dementia study in India
Study finds prevalence of dementia in India has been underestimated: Economics professor Jinkook Lee and colleagues also found substantial regional variation in the country.


Global Health Research Topics

Fogarty and its NIH partners invest in a variety of research topics vital to global health.

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Maternal & child health
Caring for kids (and their moms) in Suriname: Dr. Wilco Zijlmans, head of pediatrics at Anton de Kom University of Suriname, studies maternal exposures to heavy metals and pesticides in Suriname and the possible effects on pediatric neurodevelopment.