New paper released on the global burden of severe neonatal jaundice

While severe neonatal jaundice (SNJ) that is not successfully treated is rare in the U.S. and Western Europe, and thus often ignored as a global health problem, there is  evidence that SNJ is still a problem globally. In a paper co-authored by IH Section Councilor Dr. Mark Strand on the global burden of severe neonatal jaundice in newborns, the incidence of SNJ was found to be at 667.8 per 10 000 live births in the African region, where it is the highest, followed by Southeast Asia (251.3), Eastern Mediterranean (165.7), and the Western Pacific (9.4). This condition is easily diagnosed and inexpensive to treat and can save lives of children.

Read the rest of the research article here: http://bmjpaedsopen.bmj.com/content/1/1/e000105

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Don’t Forget to Apply: IH Section’s Mentoring Applications Now Open (December 15th Deadline)!

Attention IH Section Members:

The Global Health Mentoring Program applications for mentors and mentees is now open. Applications and information on the program can be found here: https://aphaih.org/global-health-mentoring-program/

Applications will be open until December 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

Matches will be introduced via email in early January.

For questions please email: ih.gh.mentoring@gmail.com

Theresa Majeski
Chair, Mentoring Committee
International Health Section, APHA

IH Section’s Mentoring Applications Now Open!

Attention IH Section Members:

The Global Health Mentoring Program applications for mentors and mentees is now open. Applications and information on the program can be found here: https://aphaih.org/global-health-mentoring-program/

Applications will be open until December 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

Matches will be introduced via email in early January.

For questions please email: ih.gh.mentoring@gmail.com

Theresa Majeski
Chair, Mentoring Committee
International Health Section, APHA

You’re Invited! IH Section Climate Change & Health Working Group’s Open House, Sunday, November 5

You are invited to the IH section’s  Climate Change & Health Working Group’s Open House!  

The IH section’s Climate Change and Health working group is small but mighty!  Stop by our Open House at the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting on Sunday, November 5th (#283.0) from 4 pm to 5:30 pm in Room B409. We hope to see Environmental Health members, especially those who are also International Health members.  We will network and discuss our 2017 successes and our proposed plans for 2018.  See the link to the brochure below for more information about the working group.

International Climate Change and Health Working Group Brochure

UN Young Leaders for the SDGs: Class of 2017 applications now open!

This is a call for applications for the Class of 2017 of the UN Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals program.


The call for the next class of Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals is now open!

The world is currently home to the largest generation of young people in history. With 50% of the world’s population being under the age of 30, young people’s ideas and talents will drive the success of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals before 2030.

That’s why the United Nations is on a mission to unearth 17 of the world’s greatest young changemakers.

These Young Leaders will be recognized for their exceptional efforts and influence in seeing the Goals achieved. They might be a chef, a designer, an inventor or an artist. They might know about the Goals or nothing at all. The important thing is that they are leading an exceptional initiative that helps to meet one or more of the Goals.

Once selected, they will work with the United Nations to help mobilize young people around the world in support of the Goals and advocate for their achievement.

Candidates can apply here.

Launching the Class of 2016 was a huge success – after a year of advocacy, they’ve spoken on hundreds of platforms, connected the Goals to dozens of initiatives and reached millions of people spreading the message of the Goals.

We can’t wait to work with the next generation of innovators, changemakers, and ground-breakers, but to do so, we need your help finding the next class of Young Leaders.

Follow the campaign on social media @UNYouthEnvoy and find out more information about the Young Leaders for the SDGs initiative at www.sdgyoungleaders.org.