NIH global health research newsletter from Fogarty, featuring a focus on Alzheimer's disease and dementia, and articles on boosting Africa’s health and research workforce, encouraging research innovations and more.

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September / October 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa’s health, research workforce gets $26M boost

New programs administered by Fogarty will help improve health care workforce capacity in sub-Saharan Africa, and provide leadership for institutions across the region.
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Students at University of Nairobi college of health sciences participate in didactic training

Two female researchers in surgical masks in lab work with microscope

NIH trying to change science culture, boost women’s role

The NIH is strengthening its efforts to end sexual harassment both at the agency and within the research institutions it funds, according to a statement issued by NIH Director Dr. Francis S. Collins.
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Fogarty-supported research revolutionizes hydrocephalus care

A treatment pioneered and proven with Fogarty support has revolutionized care for hydrocephalus and saved money in resource-poor and wealthy countries alike.
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Packet produced by UNICEF of oral rehydration salts ORS

Opinion: Encouraging research innovations that improve health

Fifty years after oral rehydration therapy was discovered as an effective, affordable treatment for cholera, Fogarty Director Dr. Roger Glass discusses what we can learn from this innovation.
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Focus: Tackling the global burden of dementia

The NIH and National Institute on Aging support research on the global burden of dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease, that is expected to hit low- and middle-income countries particularly hard.
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Two older women in Nigeria seated outdoors on a pile of rocks

Elderly African man seated outside looks directly at camera

Also in this issue

  • Leading the fight against HIV/AIDS in Cambodia
    Q and A with Dr Vonthanak Saphonn

    Dr. Saphonn, who received Fogarty-supported training as an HIV researcher, discusses working in public health in Cambodia.

  • First Fogarty ophthalmology Fellow studies rare pediatric cancer in Ethiopia
    Dr. Fran Wu spent a year in Ethiopia researching retinoblastoma, a rare pediatric eye cancer.

  • Fogarty trainees in Dhaka collaborate on diarrheal diseases
    Fogarty Director Dr. Roger I. Glass recently visited the labs at the icddr,b in Bangladesh and reviewed the research projects being conducted by Fogarty trainees.

  • People in the news:

    • Colleagues and collaborators mourn Professor Bongani Mayosi
    • Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier nominated as top U.S. science advisor
    • NIH announces new NIBIB Director Dr. Bruce J. Tromberg
    • Dr. Christine F. Sizemore to lead Fogarty's international relations
    • NINR director Dr. Patricia Grady retires
    • Details: People in the news

  • Global health briefs:

    • New National Academies report examines global quality of care
    • TDR study explores gaps in postdoc training
    • Health policy and systems research studied
    • NIH develops Behavioral and Social Clinical Trials Template
    • NIDDK publishes Diabetes in America
    • FDA expands incentive program to include tropical diseases
    • Details: Global health briefs

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