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Advancing Science for Global Health
Advancing Science for Global Health

Global health briefs

November / December 2022 | Volume 21 Number 6

Dashboard aims to aid response to global food crisis

The Global Alliance for Food Security (GAFS), convened by the Group of Seven (G7) and the World Bank, launched the Global Food and Nutrition Security Dashboard in early November. The dashboard includes global and country-level data on food crisis severity, global food security financing. and innovative research to strengthen crisis response and resilience.

George Mason launches public health college 

George Mason University has renamed its College of Health and Human Services to the College of Public Health, a first for Virginia according to the university. The college includes the School of Nursing and the Departments of Global and Community Health, Health Administration and Policy, Nutrition and Food Studies, and Social Work. 

White House expands global health security partnerships

The Biden Administration announced new and enhanced health security partnerships with six countries and a strengthening of existing partnerships in 19 more, with a goal of directly supporting at least 50 countries, by 2025. The administration hopes to strengthen and achieve capacity in five critical areas in order to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats. 

TDR releases research skills training curriculum

The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) and the Global Health Network (TGHN) have developed a curriculum to provide knowledge and skills in health research to those with limited or no previous experience in order to deliver a safe, ethical, and accurate study.

WHO holds school on refugee health

The third annual Global School on Refugee and Migrant Health was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in late November/early December. The virtual program focused on capacity-building for health systems response, addressing gender, culturally pertinent health care, the role of universities, and global and regional cooperation. 

Updated December 13, 2022

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