NIH global health research newsletter from Fogarty, with articles on the long-term benefits of Fogarty research training, support for Ebola-affected countries, conducting research in humanitarian crises, preventing childhood obesity in Latin America, and more.

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September / October 2017

Grantees assess long-term benefits of Fogarty training at global AIDS meeting

Senior Fogarty grantees presented compelling evidence of the long-term impact of the Center's programs at a session held during the International AIDS Society (IAS) conference.
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US Senate proposes $2M funding increase for Fogarty

The U.S. Senate has proposed $74.38 million to fund Fogarty in Fiscal Year 2018, and a $2 billion increase for NIH. NIH is operating under a Continuing Resolution through December 8, 2017.
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Fogarty funds additional grants to support research training in Ebola-affected countries

To help improve global health security, a new round of grants will help institutions in Ebola-affected countries prepare to compete for larger, longer-term grants to implement research training plans to deal with infectious disease epidemics.
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2 medical workers wearing personal protective equipment in the CDC mock Ebola treatment unit observe each other

Woman walks through flooded street, water up to her ankles, 2-story wooden buildings on either side of street

Opinion: How can we conduct research in humanitarian crises?

Fogarty Director Dr. Roger I. Glass discusses how research to improve global humanitarian responses could benefit communities impacted by natural disasters, conflict and displacement.
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Profile: Fogarty Fellow studies suicide prevention in teens with HIV in Tanzania

Fogarty Fellow Dr. Dorothy Dow conducted research to try to better understand the mental health needs and psychological difficulties experienced by HIV-infected youth in Tanzania.
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A young boy plays soccer in a neighborhood street in Peru

Focus: Preventing childhood obesity in Latin America

A new Fogarty-organized publication provides a research agenda to reduce the obesity epidemic in Latin America, including the study of interventions to increase children's physical activity.
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Tech designed for Africa helps US fight disease, save money

Emocha, a mobile health tool conceived by a Fogarty grantee to support clinicians caring for HIV patients in Uganda, is creating American jobs, fighting disease, tackling the opioid epidemic, and saving money in health departments across the U.S.
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Progressive screen shots of the emocha app to demonstrate monitoring side effects and video directly observed therapy (DOT)

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