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Stories from the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded program, implemented by the Public Health Institute, where Fellows are guided by leading global health experts from the CDC. Fellows work on the front lines of global health, developing the technical and professional skills needed to make meaningful contributions to today’s global health challenges.
 
Global Health Conference Midwest (GHCM) is an opportunity for professionals, faculty, and students to connect, collaborate, and learn about pertinent and emerging topics in global health. GHCM represents professionals, graduates schools, undergraduates, faculty, community organizations, and community members. The purpose of the conference is to catalyze action in Global Health by providing insight into global health issues, promoting a common voice for those interested in global health, fost ...
 
Hosted by biomedical engineer, global health advocate, and social entrepreneur Hetal Baman, Global Health Pursuit is a series of stories showcasing the efforts of passionate global health leaders and advocates with a goal of inspiring others to take action and serve communities around the world. Learn about the host and all of the previous guests at www.globalhealthpursuit.com and become a patron at Patreon.com/globalhealthpursuit
 
Current global health challenges are multiple and complex, from the rising burden of disease to the climate crisis to health disparities. These are the same challenges impacting our local communities. The Global Health Collective will explore some of these issues and the research and work being done in response. With a focus on the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this podcast invites students, faculty, staff, and global health changemakers from the broader community to ...
 
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The world is facing a health crisis due to increasing rates of obesity and diabetes, and the consequences of this pandemic will accumulate over the coming decades. Simultaneously, climate change is accelerating and is already having devastating effects that will undermine our ability to feed the world’s growing population. In turn, our food systems…
 
Dr. Alinune Kabaghe is a medical doctor and an Epidemiologist for the Epidemiology and Strategic Information Branch at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Malawi. At the time of recording this interview, Dr. Kabaghe was in a rural area of Malawi responding to the polio outbreak. He discusses his past work addressing malaria, and cu…
 
What are the differences between the various paths to a disease-free world? Why are we pursuing eradication of some diseases while for others, control or elimination is the more realistic option? In this episode, host Garry Aslanyan speaks with three experts who answer these questions and more. Uche Amazigo shares lessons she learned during her ten…
 
Australian Ambassador for Regional Health Security, Stephanie Williams, is back on the road to meet with Australia’s partners in the region and learn about how they have fared during the pandemic. On today’s episode, Ambassador Williams speaks to Armandina Gusmao Amaral, the Program Director at the Partnership for Human Development. Mana Dina is a …
 
Every year, 1.3 million people die from road traffic accidents and millions more are injured. Despite having only about 60% of the global vehicle fleet, low and middle-income countries account for 93% of all deaths from road traffic accidents. Designing roads that take into account safety can prevent road crashes and save lives. In this episode, we…
 
Today’s episode features Professor Allen Cheng, the Director of the Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology unit at Alfred Health, Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology at Monash University and the Chair of the Advisory Committee on Vaccines to the Therapeutic Goods Administration and an infectious diseases physician. He is also kn…
 
Episode 12 Championing health equity in South Africa As the world commits to equitable access to medicines and vaccines, is this just on paper or a reality? In the case of COVID-19, as of early March 2022, 74% of those in high-income countries have been fully vaccinated, compared with just 11% of people in low-income countries. Can South Africa’s e…
 
World Health Day this Thursday, 7 April will focus global attention on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being. After two years of a global pandemic, it’s a time to reflect on the fact that the health of our planet and the health of our people are inextricably conne…
 
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many predicted that the impact of the disease in Africa would be catastrophic. However, it seems the pandemic did not pan out as predicted. In this episode, we unpack how the COVID-19 pandemic has played out on the African continent with Dr. Ngozi Erondu, a trained epidemiologist and global health security exp…
 
This Thursday, 24 March is World Tuberculosis Day. An estimated 9.9 million people fell ill with TB in 2020 and 1.5 million people died from the disease. TB continues to be a blight in the Indo-Pacific region, particularly in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Kiribati and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Papua New Guinea bears the largest burden of…
 
This week we shine the spotlight on our very own co-host Dr. Ella Amoako. Ella is a pediatric oncology fellow at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Ghana. We discuss Ella's inspiring journey to becoming a pediatrician in Ghana, the challenges she's faced in providing pediatric oncology care in Ghana, and how she continues to advocate for children with c…
 
Throughout the first season of Global Health Matters, we’ve covered a range of topics including research during the COVID-19 pandemic, tackling racism within global health, science communication and implementation research. For this bonus episode, host Garry Aslanyan sat down with two of our listeners who shared their reflections on various episode…
 
The theme for International Women's Day 2022 is "Gender equality today for a sustainable world tomorrow." Women and girls in the Indo-Pacific region are at the forefront of dealing with the effects of climate affected disasters – from natural disasters to pandemics. They are also leading the charge on disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptat…
 
At the centre of the international response to the COVID-19 pandemic was a set of public health obligations called the International Health Regulations (IHR). The IHR is a legally-binding instrument designed to help the international community prevent and respond to acute public health risks that have the potential to cross borders and threaten peo…
 
The opportunity to dream as a child can be a powerful thing. In this episode, we converse with Dr. Teddy Totimeh, a neurosurgeon at the University of Ghana Medical Center in Accra, about the opportunities he had as a child that enabled him to dream about becoming a neurosurgeon and the many enablers, including mentors and teachers, that helped him …
 
Tigest Mekonnen, MPH is a current PhD student at Emory University and a former Surveillance Fellow for the Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch for CDC Malawi, which is part of CDC’s Center for Global Health. Tigest discusses her path to the fellowship, her work as a fellow before and after the pandemic began, and lessons learned along the way. Tha…
 
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, not many Australians could tell you who the state’s Chief Health Officer was. In this episode we talk to Professor Brett Sutton, the Chief Health Officer of Victoria, who in the last two years has become one of the most recognisable figures in Australian public health. We ask Professor Sutton about how the Victorian …
 
Founded in 2006 by the UCSF Department of Orthopedic Surgery faculty and residents, the Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology, or IGOT, is celebrating 15 years of addressing global disparities in orthopaedic trauma care. This video highlights IGOT's incredible team and the programs that are dramatically changing surgical outcomes. Vali…
 
There is magic in everything and Dr. Priyanka Naidu, a medical doctor and aspiring pediatric reconstructive surgeon, discusses how she consistently finds magic throughout her work. Her work in Operation Smile, formerly as a part of the fellowship program and now as the Senior Advisor to Research, Education, and Innovation, aims to collaborate with …
 
What are the colonial legacies in global health? And what impact have they had on how some health and health research programmes are run in Africa? In this episode, we speak to two visionary women leaders who tell us what’s wrong in global health and give concrete steps toward more equitable and inclusive partnerships. Host Garry Aslanyan speaks wi…
 
Dr. Yaw Bediako is the founder and CEO of Yemaachi, a biotechnology company in Ghana which aims to accelerate the development of cancer detection and cure strategies in Africa using cutting-edge immunogenetics, bioinformatics, and artificial intelligence. We discuss his vision for Yemaachi, challenges faced and lessons learned as well as problems i…
 
One thing we know about the COVID-19 pandemic is that not one state or organisation was adequately prepared for a health crisis of this scale. So, what have we learnt in the last two years about pandemic preparedness? How can states and global health organisations put in place the capacities to respond quickly to a fast-moving threat, and to cooper…
 
Although life may not be truly balanced, it is still possible to feel fulfilled in all aspects and that is how Dr. Deborah DiLiberto, a mother and Global Health professor, carries on her day-to-day life. Rather than fixating on one goal, Dr. DiLiberto showcases the beauty of being open to all opportunities and feeling gratitude for one’s unique tim…
 
Welcome to Global Health Unfiltered, a podcast about unspoken realities and stories in Africa and the world. In this episode, you'll get to meet your hosts, Ella Amoako, Ulrick Sidney Kanmounye, and Desmond Jumbam. We discuss our reasons for starting this podcast and touch on topics that we will dive further into in the upcoming episodes. This incl…
 
Welcome to the Global Health Unfiltered Podcast, a podcast about untold stories and realities in Africa and the world. Join us every two weeks as we discuss important global health topics with guests from across Africa and the World. Hosts: Ella Amoako, Desmond Jumbam, Ulrick Sydney Kanmounye Contact us: unfilteredgh@gmail.com…
 
Increasingly, digital technologies are transforming the delivery of health services and the functioning of health systems. Many of these technologies have also presented new ways of doing research and informed rapid decision-making. In this episode, we hear how UNICEF worked with Jamaica to rapidly deploy an electronic registry solution for the COV…
 
Founded in 2006 by the UCSF Department of Orthopedic Surgery faculty and residents, the Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology (IGOT) is recognized as one of the leading academic and global outreach initiatives in the field of orthopaedic trauma. IGOT empowers through education, engaging a sustainable academic-to-academic partnership mo…
 
The latest episode in our Indo-Pacific Health Leaders series features Dr Karma Lhazeen, Director of the Department of Medical Services at the Ministry of Health in the Kingdom of Bhutan in conversation with Ambassador Stephanie Williams. Dr Lhazeen is a tropical medicine specialist, working as a malaria control program manger before becoming chief …
 
Welcome to Contain This, brought to you by the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security, an initiative of the Australian Government housed at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. We are proud to present our Annual Ruth Bishop Lecture, with Dr Sarthak Das APLMA. Dr Sarthak Das is the Chief Executive Officer of the Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria…
 
How is it like to manage 2 full-time careers, a physician and a mother? Join Dr. Stephanie Liu, aka Dr. Mom, as she takes us along her journey of self-development and finding balance from her time as an undergrad student, to grad student, to medical student, to physician and mother who runs “lifeofdoctormom,” a medically credible blog on Instagram …
 
Dr. Janell Wright is the Regional Director of the Division of Global HIV and Tuberculosis for CDC Central America, which is part of CDC’s Center for Global Health. Janell started at CDC as a fellow and is now a mentor for the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program. She is based in Guatemala and previously worked for CDC in Vietnam and Kazakhstan.…
 
Welcome to Contain This brought to you by the Indo-Pacific Center for Health Security, an initiative of the Australian Government housed at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Today's episode is hosted by Francette Dusan, Senior Advisor at the Center. In today's episode, Francette speaks to Dr. Ari Probandari and Dr. Virginia Wiseman, from…
 
Welcome to Contain This, brought to you by the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security, an initiative of the Australian Government's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. As we mark World AIDS Day on December 1, we bring you the story of one of our projects. The ACTUP-PNG project is founded on a long-term partnership with affected communities. I…
 
While navigating through this fast paced world, it is important for us to ground ourselves and have faith to find balance. Join Dr. Jean Chamberlain, as she guides us through her journey of balance with her professional life as a physician, professor, and founder of Save the Mothers, along with her family life, and personal life. Dr. Chamberlain em…
 
Welcome to Contain This, brought to you by the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security, an initiative of the Australian Government's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. This episode is hosted by Francette Dusan, Senior Advisor at the Centre. In today's episode, Francette speaks to members of the WISH Fiji Project Team. She is joined by the Chi…
 
How can we be hopeful and make a difference? Join Hila Taraky as she highlights the history of Afghanistan, how we can engage in the discussion about the crisis in Afghanistan, and tangible action towards supporting Afghan refugees. In a time of great distress, Hila discusses that there is hope and how we must make the best of this situation to spa…
 
The World Health Organization recently made the historic recommendation to widely use the first ever malaria vaccine, RTS,S. This recommendation was based on evidence generated from a pilot vaccine implementation programme in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi that has reached more than 800 000 children since 2019. This is an excellent example of how evidence…
 
How can we welcome the Arctic? How can the Arctic welcome us? Join Margherita Paola Poto, as she discusses about empathy, compassion and care in the environment. Despite the Arctic being one of the coldest places on Earth, Margherita’s stories of her exploration in the Arctic bring warmth as she provides a refreshing insight on developing relations…
 
This episode features three renowned communicators of science who work to inform, educate and inspire the public about health issues. Microbiologist Natalia Pasternak has become one of the leading communicators of science in Brazil and internationally. As founder of Instituto Questão de Ciência, she offers advice on how others can set up science co…
 
Welcome to Contain This, brought to you by the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security, an initiative of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. This episode is hosted by Francette Dusan, Senior Advisor at the Centre. In today’s episode, we speak to Dr Thu Anh Nguyen. Dr Thu Anh Nguyen is an infectious diseases and public health res…
 
Strong research ecosystems require strong research leaders. In this episode, we hear from Karlee Silver who speaks about how Grand Challenges Canada has supported the discovery and research of new solutions to health and other challenges. Tembeka Mpako-Ntusi of Cape Peninsula University of Technology in South Africa says research management at univ…
 
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