Researchers at Yale School of Public Health, GHLI Receive Funding from Gates Foundation for Global Projects
Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health and the Yale Global Health Leadership Initiative, in collaboration with international peers, have received Grand Challenges Explorations grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for innovative research.
Amir Aman Hagos, MD, MPH, Yale GHLI Alumnus, Leading Ethiopia’s Health Care Agenda
Dr. Amir Aman Hagos, Ethiopia’s newest minister of health, is one of the youngest heath care influencers on the African continent. Hagos is an alumnus of the Yale Global Health Leadership Initiative’s Senior Leadership Program.
Yale joins the ‘surge’ to prepare African scientists to lead HIV treatment and prevention
South Africa has the largest HIV epidemic in the world, with an estimated 7.1 million infected individuals. National and global commitment to a “surge” — rapid expansion of HIV/AIDS and TB treatment and prevention throughout the country — will significantly increase the demand for researchers with expertise in areas such as implementation science who can define best practices and influence effective policy.
Country to Create Demand for Adolescent Girls' Access to HIV Prevention
In June 2017, the Coca Cola Company and its foundation in partnership with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced their expansion of Project Last Mile (PLM) with innovative programs to strengthen local health systems in Eswatini and Liberia.
New management training for immunisation leaders kicks-off in Kigali
Yale’s Global Health Leadership Initiative (GHLI), the Rwanda-based University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), PATH, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance have joined forces to strengthen national leadership and management of immunisation programmes in Gavi-supported countries.
GHLI aims strengthen innovative health partnerships like Project Last Mile
“If a bottle of Coke can be found in rural communities across Africa, why can’t we find medicines and supplies in the same places?” This question is the driving force behind Project Last Mile (PLM), which uses the Coca-Cola Company’s logistic, supply chain, and marketing expertise to improve health systems across Africa in a sustainable way.
Not A Happy Hour: Critics Slam Health Alliance With Beer Giant
In January at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Global Fund announced it was partnering with Heineken to "fight infectious diseases in Africa." The world's second largest beer company will help the Global Fund with the delivery of health-care supplies in markets where Heineken already has an extensive distribution system. The Global Fund has set up a program with Coca Cola called Project Last Mile that's very similar to the Heineken arrangement.
Update on Yale’s Primary Health Care Transformation Initiative in Ethiopia
In 2016, a team from Yale’s Global Health Leadership Institute partnered with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health to launch the Primary Health Care Transformation Initiative (PTI). Since its inception, PTI has seen improvements in management systems. Those successes have since led to an expansion of the program to impact 331 districts by the end of 2019, serving a population of 47 million people.
Research suggests ways to help mentally ill in Ghana’s prayer camps
Many people with schizophrenia in Ghana spend their days chained to walls in prayer camps where they are ministered to by spiritual healers and forced to fast and pray. A new study, based on a partnership between researchers at the University of Ghana and Yale University, shows that modern medications can improve symptoms of camp residents.
Link found between health care partnerships and lower medical expenses among aging population
A Yale School of Public Health-led study determined that counties where Area Agencies on Aging have broader partnership networks with social service and health care organizations see less hospital readmissions for older adults.
Organized hospitals save lives, researchers say
Improving the organizational culture of hospitals may decrease heart attack mortality rates, Yale researchers have found. Researchers in the School of Public Health conducted a two-year intervention at 10 hospitals around the country with the hopes of improving hospital culture and decreasing the number of deaths due to heart attacks. The team published a paper detailing their efforts in the journal BMJ Quality & Safety on Nov. 3.
Younger Women and Heart Attacks; Unrecognized Symptoms and Delays in Seeking Help
Younger women may ignore or dismiss the earliest symptoms of an impending heart attack, such as pain and dizziness, and they tend to delay seeking emergency medical care. Such factors potentially contribute to disproportionally high death rates of young women as compared to similarly aged men.