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Top global health research stories of 2018 from Fogarty and NIH

December 11, 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, so does the celebration of 50 years of Fogarty. Join us to reflect on this remarkable anniversary year, recognizing that we have come so far, yet much remains to be done.

These in-depth focus sections, articles and feature stories topped the list for readers and editors of our Global Health Matters newsletter in 2018.

Collage of 6 images from the top global health research stories of 2018. Credits below. Descriptions from top left: Adolescents in Haiti, Fogarty at 50 mark, research training in lab, research training in clinic, collecting data from study participant, mother and baby. 

  1. Fogarty marks 50 years of global health partnerships and considers future directions

  2. Sub-Saharan Africa’s health care and research workforce gets a $26 million boost

  3. Fogarty launches a new program to reduce HIV/AIDS stigma and lower transmission of the disease

  4. NIH supports cancer research to reduce disease burden

  5. A Fogarty-led study explores how to repurpose the HIV delivery platform to combat noncommunicable diseases

  6. Tackling the growing, global burden of dementia

  7. Fogarty supports multigenerational research training:

  8. Fogarty-funded researchers study adolescent health to improve health across the lifespan

  9. NIH-supported research targets the global suicide burden

  10. A low-cost mental health innovation enables access to care in Africa and in the U.S.

  11. The first Fogarty ophthalmology Fellow studies rare pediatric cancer in Ethiopia

  12. Fogarty Director Dr. Roger I. Glass on new opportunities in global health research for NIH and Fogarty


Collage of photos (clockwise from top left):

  • Courtesy of GHESKIO
  • Courtesy of Fogarty/NIH
  • By Aga Szydlik of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases and the University of the Witwatersrand
  • By Richard Lord for Fogarty/NIH
  • By Richard Lord for Fogarty/NIH
  • By rmnunes/iStock/Thinkstock

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