NIH global health research newsletter, featuring a focus on the global burden of suicide, and articles on NIH FY 2019 funding, mobile health grant awards, World Report data, Fogarty’s epidemiology and population studies division, and more.

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

November / December 2018

NIH, Fogarty receive funding increase for Fiscal Year 2019

The NIH budget was approved by Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump in late September. NIH received a $2 billion increase over the previous year, and Fogarty’s allocation also saw a boost.
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Fogarty awards $4.4M to advance mobile health

New awards made through Fogarty's mHealth program support research related to hardware or software components for mobile devices to improve health in low-resource settings.
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New funding data available in World Report mapping tool

New data are available in World Report, the open-access, interactive mapping database highlighting biomedical research investments and partnerships from some of the world’s largest funders.
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Shreenshot of World Report showing direct award linked to 5 collaborations at research sites around the world

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Disease modelers mark Fogarty’s 50th anniversary

Fogarty’s Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies used the Center’s 50th birthday to review achievements, consider lessons learned and explore future directions.
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Focus: Global suicide burden

With support from Fogarty, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and other NIH institutes, researchers are studying ways to reduce global suicides.

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Also in this issue

  • NIH weighs new opportunities in global health research
    Opinion by Fogarty Director Dr Roger I Glass

    Dr. Glass shares his thoughts on how Fogarty should take advantage of the new frontiers of global health science by using technologies, building data science capacity and leveraging LMIC research infrastructure.

  • Preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission in South Africa
    Q and A with Dr Glenda Gray

    Dr. Gray discusses how she become an HIV/AIDS researcher in South Africa, lessons learned as a Fogarty trainee, key projects she has worked on, and her proudest career achievement.

  • Profile: Fogarty Fellow studies HIV referral patterns in Ghana
    Dr. Cameron Gaskill studied how to enhance hospital referral systems for emergency care patients who were tested and found to be HIV positive.

  • US First Lady Melania Trump supports USAID programs in Africa
    U.S. First Lady Melania Trump made her first significant solo overseas trip in October, spending time in four African countries: Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt.

  • People in the news:

    • Fogarty's Dr. Ken Bridbord retires, becomes senior scientist emeritus
    • Dr. Joel Breman chosen for ASTMH leadership
    • Fogarty advisor Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr honored
    • Dr. Peter Daszak elected into National Academy of Medicine
    • Dr. Steven Schiff receives NIH award for innovative research
    • Dr. Helene M. Langevin to head National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
    • New post for global health executive Dr. Christoph Benn
    • Dr. Gregg Gonsalves among 2018 MacArthur Fellows
    • Details: People in the news

  • Global health briefs:

    • NIH ClinGen and ClinVar programs advance global genomics
    • Disease Prevention Office at NIH unveils strategic plan
    • WHO focuses on childhood cancer
    • Study ranks human capital investment
    • Researchers consider economics of AMR
    • Traditional medicine recognized by WHO
    • Details: Global health briefs

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