NIH global health research newsletter from Fogarty, including articles on global cancer research, reducing HIV/AIDS stigma, repurposing HIV platforms to combat NCDs and implementing clean cookstoves.

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July / August 2018

Fogarty launches program to reduce HIV/AIDS stigma, lower disease transmission

A new Fogarty program aims to spur development of innovative interventions to reduce stigma, which is a significant barrier to HIV testing and treatment in many low-resource settings.
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Female health worker performs a blood test on a man, stop AIDS posters on the wall

Three male medical workers in white coats wearing gloves, one explains to the other two

$17M is awarded to support HIV, disease ecology, mHealth projects

New Fogarty grants will support HIV research training, virus transmission studies and the development of mobile health tools for research in low- and middle-income countries.
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Study explores how to repurpose HIV platform to combat NCDs

A new study, generated by a Fogarty-supported project, details the many research questions related to integrating noncommunicable diseases into the HIV care platform.
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Female researcher collects data with pen and paper from female research participant who is seated across from her

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Opinion: Implementing clean cookstoves is ongoing challenge

Fogarty Director Dr. Roger I. Glass discusses a new publication that provides case studies of clean cooking implementation projects in low-resource settings, as well as an NIH grant program determining if clean cookstoves actually improve health.
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Focus on cancer: NIH supports cancer research to reduce disease burden

Fogarty and NIH partners are supporting numerous projects to stem the tide of cancer in LMICs by improving cost-effective and practical diagnostic tools and treatment options, exploring genomics research, studying tobacco cessation approaches and deploying mobile technology solutions.
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Medical student works with a patient, teacher and other students observe

Three medical workers in scrubs opearting on a patient in Zambia

Medical worker gives girl a shot in her arm in Brazil

Three researchers observe chest X-ray on a light box in a dark room

Also in this issue

  • Profile: First Fogarty dermatology Fellow studies Kaposi’s sarcoma in Uganda
    Dr. Aileen Chang's experience as the first dermatologist to be awarded a Fogarty fellowship helped affirm her interest in a career in global health.

  • Fogarty Scholars and Fellows welcomed by NIH Director
    NIH Director Dr. Francis S. Collins gave inspiring remarks to the 2018 Fogarty Scholars and Fellows during their week-long orientation.

  • Fogarty awards mentorship grants to support HIV/AIDS research and training
    Fogarty awarded more than $700,000 to fund HIV/AIDS research mentoring activities through the Clayton-Dedonder Global Health Mentorship Fellows Program.

  • People in the news:

    • Dr. Adel Mahmoud and Dr. Ogobora Doumbo are mourned
    • U.S. State Department names Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Dr. Michael Osterholm, Dr. Robert S. Langer, Jr., Dr. James Schauer and Charles Frank Bolden, Jr. as science envoys
    • Details: People in the news

  • Global health briefs:

    • Teenage girls bear brunt of AIDS epidemic
    • NIAID provides public tools for researchers
    • PAHO study shows research drives health
    • WHO launches PrEP implementation app
    • gives country preparedness rankings
    • ESSENCE celebrates 10th anniversary
    • Details: Global health briefs

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