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Advancing Science for Global Health
Advancing Science for Global Health

Global health news briefs

September / October 2022 | Volume 21 Number 5

New guidance promotes equitable research partnerships

The ESSENCE on Health Research initiative & UK Collaborative on Development Research published a Good Practice document laying out four interconnected approaches to supporting equitable partnerships in global health research. Fogarty is a member of ESSENCE and contributed to the document which draws on the experience of funders, research organizations, and researchers in low-, middle- and high-income countries.

Partners in Health establishes Paul E. Farmer Scholarship Fund

Partners In Health announced a new $200 million scholarship fund named for the late humanitarian, physician, and global health advocate Paul E. Farmer. The fund will support medical students and global health delivery master's degree candidates at the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) in Rwanda for the next 25 years.

CUGH launches capacity strengthening platform

The Consortium of Universities of Global Health (CUGH) released its new Capacity Strengthening Platform with the goal of connecting trainers with the training needs of institutions in low-income countries. It also allows institutions as well as affiliated individuals to post their training needs and training offerings, and users to search implementation science listings separately from general ones.

USAID announces tuberculosis elimination project

Supporting, Mobilizing, and Accelerating Research for Tuberculosis Elimination (SMART4TB) is a five-year initiative that will invest up to $200 million to identify more effective methods and tools for finding, treating, and preventing tuberculosis in 24 priority countries via an international consortium in the U.S., South Africa, India, Uganda, Kyrgyzstan, and Vietnam.

US and WHO hold Strategic Dialogue

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, along with representatives, met in September to discuss priority global public health issues, areas of collaboration, efforts to develop a new pandemic instrument,  and strengthening the International Health Regulations (IHR). The next Dialogue is slated for late 2023.

Updated October 6, 2022

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