China Eases Rules on Cheap Drug Imports to Fight Chronic Diseases
BEIJING — China said it would reduce the penalties for the sale and import of unapproved drugs, effectively giving poor and critically ill patients the green light to access cheaper generic pharmaceuticals from other countries.Source: The New York Times
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.
YSPH Collaborating with China to Develop New Medical Payment Models
Improving China’s medical payment models was the topic of discussion when Yale School of Public Health Dean Sten H. Vermund traveled to Beijing in January 2019 to meet with officials from China’s National Health Commission as part of the country’s ongoing healthcare reform efforts.
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.
Improving the World’s Largest Health System—Scholars Convene at YSPH to Plan for Future
Some 200 researchers and health leaders gathered at Yale University for the second biennial conference of the China Health Policy and Management Society (CHPAMS), focusing on the Healthy China 2030 national blueprint for the health of the 1.3 billion Chinese.
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.
China’s out of control ‘silent killer’ affects one-third of adults
More than one-third of adults in China have high blood pressure — often dubbed the “silent killer” for its lack of symptoms — but only about one in 20 have the condition under control. These findings are published Oct. 25 in the Lancet’s special issue on China by researchers at Yale and the Chinese National Center for Cardiovascular Disease.
Cutbacks in Foreign Aid for HIV Treatment Would Cause Great Harm, Generate Few Savings
Proposed reductions in U.S. foreign aid would have a devastating impact on HIV treatment and prevention programs in countries receiving such aid, an international team of investigators reports. In their paper published online in Annals of Internal Medicine, the team led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Yale School of Public Health describes how a 33 percent cutback in funds earmarked for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and research in recent budget proposals would only save $900 per year of life lost in the countries of South Africa and Côte d’Ivoire.
GHLI announces junior faculty awards
The Yale Global Health Leadership Institute (GHLI) announced this year’s recipients of the Hecht-Albert Pilot Innovation Award for Junior Faculty. The award is granted to junior faculty who engage students to advance new research and educational projects in global health at Yale.
Paying for Cleaner Air; Study Finds Many in China Willing to Invest a Portion of Income for Cleaner Environment
Outdoor air pollution in China is so severe that many people wear face masks to filter out airborne particles that pose a serious health threat, and visitors often develop a “Beijing cough,” a dryness and itchiness in the throat.
Elizabeth Bradley to lead Vassar College
Elizabeth (Betsy) Bradley, the Brady-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy, head of Branford College, professor of public health, and faculty director of the Global Health Leadership Institute, has been named as the next president of Vassar College. She will remain at Yale through the end of this academic year before moving on to assume her new appointment.
School of Public Health Debuts Essentials of Global Health on Coursera
The Yale School of Public Health’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) will be released by Coursera on October 31. The course, Essentials of Global Health, is an outgrowth of the undergraduate and graduate classes taught by former lecturer and global health specialist Richard Skolnik.