NIH global health research newsletter featuring articles on the convergence of infectious diseases and noncommunicable diseases, health research in humanitarian crises, a new program to address HIV-associated NCDs, building research capacity to combat Ebola in West Africa, and more.

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

November / December 2019

Fogarty-led effort seeks to inform humanitarian care

Humanitarian health should be recognized as a key research priority and as integral to progress in global health, according to a recently published article resulting from a Fogarty-supported project.

© 2012 Jundio Salvador, Courtesy of Photoshare. Crying child held while waiting in long line outdoors in the Philippines.

New Fogarty program addresses HIV-associated noncommunicable diseases

To stimulate new research on the interplay between HIV and noncommunicable diseases in developing countries, Fogarty has launched an initiative with four NIH partners.

Photo by David Rochkind for Fogarty/NIH. Medical worker examines elderly male patient.

Fogarty helps build research capacity to combat Ebola in West Africa

NIH has been supporting training for researchers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, helping to build scientific capacity to combat Ebola and other viral hemorrhagic fevers.

Photo courtesy of NIAID. In a clinic, patient receives a shot in his arm from a medical worker in gloves and a protective mask, head covering and gown.

Profile: Fogarty Fellow studies women living with HIV in Uganda and South Africa

Serving as a Fogarty Fellow in both Uganda and South Africa helped prepare Dr. Lisa Bebell to successfully compete for a five-year NIH research career development grant.

Photo by Sarah Graham. Dr. Lisa Bebell works with research nurse Honest Twinomujuni to record data in a clinic.

Focus: Scientists encourage holistic study of infectious and noncommunicable diseases

According to a recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, the growing convergence of infectious diseases and noncommunicable diseases requires a more integrated approach to research and training. Better understanding of this convergence would help advance research, develop better prevention and treatment interventions, and reduce the public health impact of both fields.

Photo by Richard Lord for Fogarty/NIH. A medical worker takes the pulse of a patient in a clinic.

Photo by David Snyder for Fogarty/NIH. Dr. Patty Garcia lectures to a classroom of students.

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