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Top global health research stories of 2019 from Fogarty and NIH

As the year comes to an end, we at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) are reflecting on the accomplishments of the global health research community. 

Readers and editors of the Fogarty International Center’s Global Health Matters newsletter identified these stories as our top picks for 2019.

APTI Fellow Idowu Aimola discusses information on a computer screen in a lab with NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins. 

Two medical workers in an organized ambulance work with an injured patient reclined on a mobile stretcher. 

Two female scientists researching in laboratory. 

Medical worker examines elderly male patient. 

  1. The new African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI) is bringing African fellows to train at NIH in collaboration with the African Academy of Sciences and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

  2. A Fogarty-led project aims to advance emergency care research in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)

  3. Fogarty pledges to support geographic, gender, economic and cultural diversity in research to strengthen global health science

  4. With broad backing from a dozen partners across NIH, Fogarty programs spur noncommunicable diseases research and build research capacity

  5. Institutions in LMICs must strengthen mentorship training according to a publication inspired by a Fogarty-supported workshop

  6. Fogarty grantees are helping to boost biomedical engineering expertise in Africa by publishing an open-access book containing contributions from authors across the continent

  7. Global Environmental and Occupational Health hubs are developing a critical mass of scientists in LMICs who understand how the environment triggers disease

  8. Global health in a changing world was addressed by Dr. Jeremy Farrar of Wellcome Trust during the annual David E. Barmes lecture at NIH

  9. Scientists urge cross-cutting research and interventions to reduce stigma in an article series organized by Fogarty

  10. A legal scholar and a landscape architect demonstrate how Fogarty's Global Health Fellows and Scholars program is expanding its range of disciplines to provide collaborative, mentored research training opportunities for more early-career investigators

  11. A new program supported by Fogarty and NIH partners will award $17 million to train HIV scientists and reduce stigma in developing countries

  12. A Fogarty Fellow leverages her experience to secure NIH funding and continue her research on chronic kidney disease in India

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Chia-Chi Charlie Chang for Fogarty/NIH
Courtesy of Dr. Junaid Razzak, Aga Khan University
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