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NIH requests input on greater equity in global health research

Fogarty and seven partner NIH institutes and centers request input on approaches NIH might take to promote greater equity in global health research conducted low- and middle- income countries. Submit comments by August 1, 2022.

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Fogarty awards $29M to U.S. university consortia in revamp of Fellows and Scholars program

Fogarty renewed our flagship Global Health Fellows and Scholars program. LAUNCH, or "Launching Future Leaders in Global Health Research Training Program," fosters the next generation of global health scientists.

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Nadife, a nurse assistant, and Chadian army Chief Adjutant Mahamat Saleh, chief anesthetist, both of the Military Teaching Hospital in N’Djamena, Chad, administer an IV solution to a patient prior to surgery April 15.

Opinion: To improve global health, we need to invest in people 

WHO estimates an additional 18 million health workers are needed globally by 2030. Since 1989, Fogarty has trained more than 7,500 individuals from over 130 countries as part of our mission to build research capacity in low- and middle-income countries.

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Failing less by listening more: How to create sustainable teen HIV care

At the annual meeting of the Adolescent HIV Prevention and Treatment Implementation Science Alliance Drs. Linda-Gail Bekker and Elvin Geng spoke about tailoring HIV interventions to the needs of adolescent populations and considering the context of those interventions.

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Dr. Siana Nkya working with her colleagues in a Tanzanian lab

Profile: Former Fogarty fellow Siana Nkya tackles sickle cell disease in Tanzania

Seeing the impact sickle cell disease had on many Tanzanians, former Fogarty Fellow Dr. Siana Nkya chose to research the genetic factors that influence fetal hemoglobin levels and the correlation with severity of the disease.

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Reducing injuries in Egypt: Q & A with Mohamed Seif El-din

Mohamed Seif El-din credits his Fogarty training with developing his appetite for acquiring knowledge in fields parallel to his own. His current role in the ministry of health includes managing the central administration of all urgent and critical care.

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Focus: Reckoning with the global toll of antimicrobial resistance

Resistant pathogens end more lives than HIV/AIDS and malaria. No nation is immune to AMR, yet it is low- and middle-income countries, home to nearly 85% of the world’s population, that shoulder the highest burden.


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