Global Health: Science and Practice is accepting submissions Shanna Livermore Posted:13 Apr 2019 11:26 PM
Subject: Global Health: Science and Practice is accepting submissions

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Society for Public Health Education Forums Shanna Livermore Posted:13 Apr 2019 11:22 PM
Subject: Preparing for the ECHO Trial Results: WHO Perspectives

Title: Preparing for the ECHO Trial Results: WHO Perspectives

Date: April 25th, 2019 13:00 Geneva/Harare, 14:00 Nairobi and 07:00 Washington/Toronto




Past observational studies have raised concerns about a possible link between the use of certain progesterone only contraceptives and the risk of HIV acquisition among populations with high HIV infection risk.  In 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) first released guidance on use of hormonal contraception by women at high risk for HIV as part of the Medical Eligibility Criteria (MEC) for Contraceptive Use. As part of this guidance, WHO recommended that women who are at high risk for HIV should be informed of this possible risk and should be provided access to HIV preventative methods such as condoms. In 2017 WHO revised its guidance and recommended that progestogen-only injectables (DMPA) move from a MEC category 1 (no restricted use for the contraceptive method) to a category 2 (advantages of using the method generally outweigh the theoretical or proven risks) for women who are at high risk for HIV. In 2015, the Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes (ECHO) trial was launched by a consortium of partners to assess the comparative risk of HIV acquisition among women using one of three contraceptive methods: DMPA (intramuscular injection), LNG Implant (Jadelle), and Copper Intrauterine Device (IUD).  Results of the ECHO Trial will be used to inform WHO Medical Eligibility Criteria (MEC) Guidelines and inform programming strategies particularly among women at high risk of HIV. This webinar focuses on the WHO plans, activities and process for managing results from the ECHO Trial including potential revisions to the Medical Eligibility Criteria (MEC) and communication with Ministries of Health, and in country advocates.  

Join WHO’s Department of Reproductive Health and Research for an overview of WHOs Preparation for ECHO Trial Results.


Dr James Kiarie

Coordinator, Human Reproduction Team, Department of Reproductive Health & Research

Dr James N. Kiarie is the coordinator for the WHO, Human Reproduction Team.  Dr Kiarie qualified as an obstetrician gynaecologist in 1992. Prior to joining WHO in December 2014, he was an Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Nairobi, and a Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist in Kenyatta National Hospital. Dr Kiarie has over 20 years of experience in teaching, clinical practice and research in the field of reproductive health, focusing on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections and FP.

Nancy Kidula

Dr Nancy Kidula

Medical Officer Reproductive and Women's Health at World Health Organisation Regional Office for Africa

Dr Kidula is a Senior Reproductive and Women’s Health professional, Specialist Obstetrician /gynaecologist with over two decades’ of clinical and public health experience locally and internationally. Dr Kidula’s work experience further spans public and private sector, working with UN agencies (WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, WBG), Faith Based and non-governmental Organisations.


Dr Petrus Steyn

Scientist, WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research

Dr Petrus Steyn is an Obstetrician / Gynaecologist and Scientist in the Department of Reproductive Health and Research at WHO where he is the point person for several research projects. He has more than 20 years’ experience in Family Planning/Contraception and Reproductive Health.

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Dr Léopold Ouédraogo

Regional Advisor, Sexual and Reproductive Health, WHO Africa Regional Office

Dr. Léopold Ouédraogo has worked at the WHO Regional Office for Africa (WHO / AFRO) since 2013 as Regional Advisor for Sexual and Reproductive Health, after six years at the WHO office in Burkina Faso as National Head of the Maternal and Neonatal Health Program. Previously, Dr. Ouedraogo worked for the Ministry of Health of Burkina Faso, at different levels of the national health system. He is a physician, specializing in obstetric gynecology, public health / epidemiology and fetal medicine. He has over twenty years of experience in strengthening reproductive health including monitoring and evaluation and collaborative work with partners.

Dr Nandita Thatte

Technical Officer, WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research (Facilitator)

Nandita leads the WHO/IBP Secretariat based in Geneva.  Her current portfolio includes institutionalizing the role of WHO/IBP to support dissemination, implementation, and scale up of WHO guidelines and strengthening the linkages between IBP partners and WHO researchers to inform new areas for implementation research.  Prior to joining WHO, Nandita was a Technical Advisor in the Office of Population and Reproductive Health at USAID where she supported programs in West Africa, Haiti and Mozambique. She has a DrPH in Prevention and Community Health from the George Washington University School of Public Health.

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NIH National Cancer Institute William Cissell Posted: April 3, 2019

Emerging and Persistent Cancer Health Disparities in Asian American Populations

Global News Round Up Shanna Livermore Posted:27 Feb 2019 04:39 PM

Global News Round Up

january 30, 2019 by APHA ihsection, posted in apha ih sectionnews

Politics & Policies

Every year, the World Health Organization puts out a list of the most pressing issues that face global health.  They change a bit each time as the WHO tries to emphasize where we need the most progress to be made, and the lists are always enlightening.

Funding to tackle 33 significant diseases has reached its highest level since figures were taken, says a survey which has tracked this for 11 years.

Programs, Grants & Awards

The health of the U.S. population can be affected by public health threats or events across the globe. Recent examples of this include the Ebola Virus outbreak that began in 2014, the 2003 SARS epidemic, and the 2009 SARS epidemic, and the 2009 spread of novel H1N1 influenza. Improving global health can improve health in the United States and support national and global security interests by fostering political stability, diplomacy, and economic growth worldwide.


Results from trials of tafenoquine, a novel anti-relapse medicine for patients infected with Plasmodium vivax malaria, have shown the drug to be effective and safe, according to a pair of studies published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Diseases & Disasters

There were just 28 reported human cases of Guinea worm disease (GWD) last year, the U.S.-based Carter Center said Thursday.  The nongovernmental organization (NGO) founded by former President Jimmy Carter said the disease is gradually moving toward eradication.

A Pakistani health official says the country has kicked off its first nationwide polio vaccination campaign for the year in efforts to eradicate the crippling disease by the end of 2019.

According to the World Health Organization, the first HIV case appeared in Yemen in 1987, and the number of people living with it was estimated to be around 9,900.  While the prevalence was only 0.2 percent of the population, most Yemenis living with either of the viruses faced stigma and discrimination, even from their families.

At least 11 people have died in Argentina after becoming infected with hantavirus, a disease carried by rats and other rodents, according to a news alert from the World Health Organization (WHO).

The number of Ebola cases recorded each day in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is expected to more than double, with concern mounting that uncertainty over how the virus is being transmitted could result in it spreading to neighbouring countries.

An estimated 1 in 10,000 people are born with hemophilia, a blood disorder caused by lack of proteins needed to stop bleeding. While those in developed countries have access to treatment that allows them to lead normal lives, that is not the case for the more than half a million people in low- and middle-income countries. For them, hemophilia can be a “curse,” a cause for stigma and financial disaster—and, sometimes, a death sentence.


Solar power is helping make universal healthcare a reality in places where unreliable power supplies regularly affect access to vital services, and can out people’s lives at risk, thanks to support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Environmental Health

Leading climate scientists and meteorologists are banking on a new strategy for talking about climate change: Take the politics out of it.  That means avoiding the phrase “climate change,” so loaded with partisan connotations as it is.

Dried fish producers in Cox’s Bazar’s Nazirar Tek village, the largest dried fish producing village in the country, are still using toxins even though an NGO has been putting in efforts to make them switch to organic fish-processing methods.

This weekend, a crucial but barely heralded scientific mission will come to an end in a remote part of Antarctica.  A team of seven Australian and American researchers will conduct the last extraction of ancient air from ice cores drilled as deep as 240 metres.

Equity & Disparities

For her next act, Leland started a venture — called Co-Impact — designed for just such funders. It pools donors’ money and brings them into the decision-making to support proven solutions in Africa, South Asia and South America.

Women, Maternal, Neonatal & Children’s Health

For Indian airline executive ElsaMarie D’Silva, the gang rape that killed a Delhi college student in 2012 was a turning point.  Although the attack stood out for its savagery, D’Silva knew that the rape of Jyoti Singh Pandey was not an isolated event: it fit a pattern of everyday harassment and violence that Indian women endure in public places.

The mosquito-borne virus that causes Rift Valley fever may severely injure human fetuses if contracted by mothers during pregnancy, according to new research.

How Global Health Job Applicants Can Stand Out Shanna Livermore Posted:16 Jan 2019 05:55 PM

How Global Health Job Applicants Can Stand Out
The winter months are some of the busiest hiring months of the year, and with more applicants out there, there’s even less time being spent reviewing resumes in the already highly competitive field of global health. New from PHI's Sustaining Technical and Analytical Resources (STAR) program: Here are four tips to make your application stand out—and help you land your dream global health job. 

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First international conference on global health security in Sydney, Australia. Shanna Livermore Posted:05 Dec 2018 10:07 AM

Subject: First international conference on global health security in Sydney, Australia.
First international conference on global health security in Sydney, Australia. 

GHS 2019 Will:

  • Bring together stakeholders working in global health security to measure progress, determine gaps, and identify new opportunities to enhance national, regional and global health security;
  • Provide a venue for government officials and International Organizations to share policy developments, hear from the research community, and create a space for side meetings that advance the health security agenda;
  • Establish and solidify a health security ‘community of practice’ and guiding principles;
  • Through an open call for abstracts, highlight work from partners around the world, bringing cutting edge, evidence-based research to the community;
  • Provide an opportunity for students to showcase their research;
  • Consider creating a professional association for global health security; and
  • Develop and endorse a ‘Sydney Statement’ on global health security.

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A message was posted to a forum you are tracking - Global road Safty Position Shanna Livermore Posted:14 Nov 2018 10:45 AM

Subject: Global road. Safety position

Begin forwarded message from Elaine Auld:

CDC is recruiting for an Mph or recent PhD graduate to work full-time at CDC for 7 to 12 months on a project related to global road safety. It relates to some work we are doing on conflict analysis for pedestrian safety. Several countries are being piloted. Let me know if you have interested candidates and or faculty who may be going on sabbatical or want to take a leave for a while. Announcement in class

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Date: November 12, 2018 at 3:30:13 PM PST

A message was posted to a forum you are tracking. - Call for applications Shanna Livermore Posted:15 Nov 2018 05:28 PM

Subject: Call for applications for Preparatory Fellowships

AREF and the EDCTP are jointly calling for applications from emerging African health researchers for Preparatory Fellowships that provide up to 70,000 Euro of funding for a professional training and development program. The call for these fellowships close February 1, 2019.

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A message was posted to a forum you are tracking - Job Opportunity Shanna Livermore Posted:15 Nov 2018 05:28 PM

Subject: Job Opportunity

See attached for a job opportunity for Ball University Dept Chair. Health Science.

They only sent it to me via jpg so I'm only able to attach it.

Shanna, GH CoP Chair.

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Call for papers The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society

Dear Colleagues & Scholars,

I would like to draw your attention to The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society  and the opportunity to submit an article for peer review and possible publication. Authors submitting to the journal can experience:

  • A two-way anonymous peer review providing thoughtful, constructive feedback of their research.
  • Global viewership by interdisciplinary, academic audiences.
  • Participation as a Peer Reviewer including an official Reviewer Certificate in recognition of contribution and service.
  • The opportunity to publish open access, expanding the reach and visibility of your article for other scholars to cite your research.
  • Subscriber access to all Research Network journal content and e-books, offering resources for expanding your research.

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