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Global Health Matters May/June 2023

Participants sit on a stage at the plenary session at CUGH 2023 on global health in the 21st century

CUGH 2023: Reimagining global health

Global Health emerged as an academic field over the last two decades. A plenary panel co-moderated by Acting Fogarty Director Peter Kilmarx addressed key overarching questions in the field.

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CUGH returns, in real life

CUGH 2023

At the intersection of climate change, nutrition & health
Fogarty and NICHD organized a session on the intersection of climate change, nutrition, and health and its impact on equitable, sustainable, and resilient responses to emerging public health outcomes.

Reducing waste and environmental impact of high-volume eye surgeries
David Chang, chair of EyeSustain, hopes to lessen health care emissions by decreasing the ecological impact of cataract surgeries. For both guidance and inspiration, Chang looks to southern India’s Aravind Eye Care System.

Satellite sessions roundup: Mental health, climate change, equitable collaboration
The many traditions of the annual CUGH conference include presenting a rich array of virtual satellite sessions to the public. Two sessions of note focused on mental health as a noncommunicable disease in the context of Caribbean and the way universities can support equity in global health collaborations.

Photo of MotoMeds driver on a motorcycle next to the MotoMeds call center in Gressier, Haiti.

Delivering hope and health care in Haiti & Ghana

By focusing on telemedicine and medication delivery during the overnight hours, MotoMeds aims to prevent illnesses from turning into emergencies.

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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.

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Improving heart failure care in Southern India

During her Fogarty fellowship, Anubha Agarwal realized data collected in high-income countries wasn't going to work.

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Studying the effects of pesticides on Thai farmers and their families

Pornpimol Kongtip of Mahidol University, Thailand, discusses her GEOHealth Hub project.

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Updated June 15, 2023