Global Health Matters eNewsletter December 2010

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Survey of African medical schools identifies needs

A survey of sub-Saharan African medical schools shows the critical shortage of physicians is the result of the low number of graduates combined with faculty shortages and inadequate financial support.
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Female medical instructor looks on as female medical student works on computer equipment, both in lab coats

Group of students seated in modern, light-filled lab classroom view images on white screen monitors suspended from ceiling

USAID devotes $12 million to bolster higher education in Africa

USAID is devoting about $12 million to bolster higher education in Africa through capacity building partnerships designed to nurture local expertise in critical development issues such as health, food security and natural resource management.
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Focus on Mobile Health

Hand holds mobile phone, photo by Brian DeRenzi

Hundreds of birds float on water and fly over water, sunset and shoreline with trees behind

Scientists track deadly bird flu around globe

A multidisciplinary program supported by Fogarty and the National Science Foundation is contributing to the ongoing global tracking of the virulent H5NI strain of human influenza, known as bird flu.
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