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India’s impact on global health

India has the largest population in the world and boasts one of the largest diaspora populations. And when it comes to the world of global health and medicine, the nation is a powerhouse. Between 2022 and 2023, Fogarty funded over 30 studies in the country covering such diverse topics as eye health, mental health, environmental exposures, women’s health, and more.

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USAID awards $45 million to African scientists developing HIV vaccine

The BRILLIANT Consortium will implement the HIV Vaccine Innovation, Science, and Technology Acceleration in Africa program.

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In this photo, a student (right) demonstrates the use an “Anatomage” table - a 3D anatomy visualization and virtual dissection tool for anatomy and physiology education - while Acting Fogarty Director Peter Kilmarx (left) looks on.

Seeing is believing: My year helming the Fogarty International Center

Acting Fogarty Director Peter Kilmarx recounts his experience witnessing Fogarty's impact on global health firsthand during a multi-country trip to Africa, Asia and Europe.

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Finding the connection between malaria and brain development

Dr. Chandy John researches how and why severe malaria affects cognition in children. “The preliminary data are quite clear in showing that severe malaria affects cognition long-term.”

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FDA approves first chikungunya vaccine

Ixchiq, the world’s first chikungunya vaccine, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on November 9, 2023. The FDA considers chikungunya an emerging global health threat with at least 5 million cases reported over the past 15 years.

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Finding causes of heart failure in Western Kenya

Dr. Gerald Bloomfield's Fogarty project led to the development of a Cardiovascular Center of Excellence in Kenya.

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Research Roundup: November 2023–January 2024

Read recently published studies from Fogarty's Division of International Epidemiology & Population Studies on topics from clean cooking interventions to flu modeling.

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Updated February 14, 2024