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Global Health Matters September/October 2023

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Focus: Researchers persevere in Ukraine

Since the Russian invasion, Fogarty grantees working in Ukraine have shown resilience and resolve. We acknowledge the many researchers worldwide who face grave challenges yet we showcase these Ukrainian projects to highlight scientific fortitude and the strength of our common human spirit.

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Dr. Peter Kilmarx (right) meets President Festus Mogae (left) at the 10th Anniversary of CDC Botswana (BOTUSA) in 2005.

The collateral benefits of PEPFAR

Acting Director Peter Kilmarx reflects on 20 years of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the benefits it has brought to public health beyond the HIV/AIDS response.

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Fogarty bolsters research equity with supplemental awards

Additional funding to current Fogarty grants will promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in research training programs.

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Picture of Dr. Francis Collins, standing, and Idowu Aimola, sitting. Both are wearing white lab coats and looking at a computer screen.

Catching up with APTI fellows

The African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI) prepares future generations of African researchers. Fogarty caught up with three fellows from the inaugural cohort to learn more about how the program has impacted their careers and research, and their goals for the future.

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The photo shows Dr. Raj Panjabi, wearing a blue shirt and tan slacks, attending to a patient, a tween-aged girl in a white blouse and beige patterned skirt.  The photo was taken in the girl’s home and the background shows a thatched roof.

At the intersection of medicine & community-based health

Raj Panjabi, former senior director for Global Health Security & Biodefense at the White House National Security Council, discusses pandemic preparedness and lessons learned from responses to malaria, Ebola, and COVID-19.

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From capacity building to capacity transfer in Uganda

Dr. Jerrold Ellner, an immunologist and HIV researcher, has worked in Uganda since the late 1980s helping to build its exceptional scientific infrastructure. He hopes the U.S. can refocus from capacity building to capacity transfer.

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Measuring the prevalence of mental disorders in western Kenya

Dr. Edith Kamaru Kwobah's Fogarty project provided a baseline for a new mental health care delivery program at Moi University that integrates therapy into a system initially created to manage chronic diseases like HIV, hypertension, and diabetes.

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