NIH global health research newsletter: Focus on One Health research, women advocate for leadership roles in global health, helping combat sexual harassment, benefits of virtual engagement

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Global Health Matters e-newsletter from Fogarty International Center at NIH

July / August 2021

NIH requests input on climate change and health

In a Request for Information (RFI) published in the NIH Guide, respondents are asked to provide advice on six research priorities related to climate change and health. Responses are due by September 17, 2021.

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NIH Director's Blog: Zooming in on Global Health Research

NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins discusses meeting over Zoom with Fogarty fellows and scholars on July 13 as part of Fogarty's week-long Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars.

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mHealth app reduces LMIC pregnancy, delivery risks

NIH-funded researchers have developed and tested a mobile health solution to help women with pregnancy complications in rural Guatemala,where there are higher maternal and infant mortality rates than elsewhere in the country.

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Profile: Dr. Javier Cepeda

Fogarty Fellow Javier Cepeda, Ph.D., M.P.H., studies the health benefits of police education program in Tijuana, Mexico.

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Opinion: Research vital to inform humanitarian crises response

Events in Afghanistan and Haiti remind us that humanitarian crises can pose severe health threats. Fogarty Director Roger I Glass discusses why research is vital to inform humanitarian crises response.

Focus: Scientists craft US-Latin American research agenda on child obesity

Fogarty has convened researchers studying childhood obesity in Latin American countries and among Latino populations in the U.S. to share lessons learned and develop a joint research plan. They recently published a collection of articles as a special issue of Obesity Reviews.

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