Don’t forget to submit your abstract to APHA’s 2018 Annual Meeting!

Submit an abstract to present at APHA’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo taking place in San Diego from November 10-14.  Deadlines are soon and range from February 19-23. See the list of components here for specific deadlines.

Abstracts related to all areas of public health, especially those that correspond with the Annual Meeting theme “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now,” are welcome! Download and review a PowerPoint with detailed instructions and advice for submitting an abstract.

If you’d like to submit to the International Health component, the deadline to submit is February 23rd. This year we seek a broad range of entries on global health related to the session topics listed below, as well as entries related to the overall meeting theme.

Topics:

  • Advocacy in Global Health
  • Child Survival and Maternal and Child Health
  • Climate Change and Global Health Issues
  • Community Based Primary Health Care
  • Displaced Populations and Refugee Health
  • Emerging and other Infectious Diseases
  • Global Health Financing and Policy-Related Issues
  • Global Health and Human Rights
  • Global Urban Health Issues
  • HIV/AIDS – Global Issues
  • Malaria, Vector-Borne, and Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • Mental Health – Global Issues
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, and Quality Improvement
  • Non-Communicable Diseases – Global Issues
  • Nutrition and Malnutrition
  • Reproductive Health and Family Planning
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Special Panel on Student-led Global Health Projects
  • Strengthening Health Systems In Developing Settings
  • Training, Human Resource Development and Global Workforce Issues
  • Women’s Health

 

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2/14 Webinar: WASH and Nutrition Interventions for Child Growth and Development: Results from the WASH-Benefits and SHINE Trials

WASH and Nutrition Interventions for Child Growth and Development: Results from the WASH-Benefits and SHINE Trials

February 14, 2018
12:30 pm- 2:30 pm

Organized by the Water and Health GPs, World Bank

WebEx Link
Number: 732 597 473
Password: JhTY6FGQ

Overview:

Enteric infections are known to contribute to poor growth and development in children under two years, and can be reduced with optimal water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).  However, the direct link between WASH and child growth is less understood. The WASH-Benefits and the SHINE Trials, both recently completed, studied the impact of WASH and nutrition interventions delivered alone and in combination to test for synergistic effects on child growth and diarrhea in the first two years of life. These trials used similar study designs, enrolling pregnant women in rural Bangladesh, Kenya, and Zimbabwe and following their children during the first 18-27 months of life.

The results of the trials are very consistent: although the nutrition interventions modestly improved growth, the WASH interventions did not have independent effects on growth, nor did they strengthen the effect of the nutrition intervention when delivered in combination. In contrast to prior studies and the WASH interventions in Bangladesh, the WASH interventions in Kenya and Zimbabwe did not significantly reduce diarrhea.

What does this mean for current and future WASH, nutrition and health programming? Join us for presentations on these findings and a lively discussion on what’s next for WASH and nutrition.

Session Chairs:
Timothy Evans
Senior Director
HNP Global Practice

Guang Zhe Chen
Senior Director
Water Global Practice

Presenters:
Dr. Clair Null
Senior Researcher
Mathematica Policy Research and Co-Principal Investigator of WASH Benefits, Kenya

Dr. Jean H. Humphrey
Professor
John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Principal Investigator of SHINE, Zimbabwe

Discussants:
David Evans
Lead Economist
Africa

Meera Shekar
Global Lead, Nutrition
HNP Global Practice

Presenter Bios:
Dr. Clair Null is a Senior Researcher at Mathematica Policy Research and a Research Affiliate at Innovations for Poverty Action. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. She holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Jean H. Humphrey, Professor, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Principal Investigator of SHINE, Zimbabwe

Contact information of Organizer
For more information about this event please contact Luke Gates at lgates@worldbank.org

Antimicrobial Resistance Workshop

You are invited to attend the International Global Health & Antimicrobial Resistance Workshop organized by the World Federation of Public Health Associations to be held on May 23rd in Geneva, Switzerland as a side event to the 71st World Health AssemblyThe workshop will provide guidance and insights to face the growing threats from antimicrobial resistance through the sharing of knowledge and development of innovative ideas.  The aims of the event are to create a win-win situation by highlighting all of the actors from multiple sectors that are playing a major role in the public’s health.  The event will consist of high-level keynote speakers, interactive discussions, and small group activities under the theme.

This workshop will be held on May 23rd, 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland. Participation in the workshop is free but registration is mandatory as space is limited.  For more information and to register, please visit the website.

Applications are open for UGHE’s Master of Science in Global Health Delivery Class of 2019!

The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is a new university based in Rwanda that is focused on building the next generation of global health professionals into leaders and changemakers through theMaster of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD) program. We’re on a mission to radically change the way health care is delivered around the world.

UGHE’s MGHD program provides one-of-a-kind learning experiences fundamentally rooted in the principles of global health, One Health, epidemiology, global health policy, management, finance, and leadership, preparing students to tackle complex health care delivery challenges in communities that need it most. Our vision is a world where every individual—no matter who they are or where they live— can lead a healthy and productive life.

Applications are now open for the full-time, one-year MGHD program!

 UGHE welcomes your support in recruiting the next generation of transformational leaders. Please share this announcement with your network as you see fit.

Want to know more? Visit our website at ughe.org/mghd or contact mghd@ughe.org.
Applications close February 12, 2018 – start yours today!

PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program Application

The Application Deadline Has Been Extended! The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program 2018-2019 cohort applications will be extended to Friday, February 9th. We are searching for talented global health change-makers in six technical tracks: Epidemiology, HIV Prevention, Monitoring & Evaluation, Strategic Information, Program Management, and Surveillance.

Submit your application by Midnight on February 9, 2018!

We have also received all of your great feedback and have added more information to our FAQ section to answer many of the questions received regarding the program. Check out the FAQ here!

Wondering if this fellowship is for you? Hear first hand from current PHI/CDC Global Health Fellows about their fellowship experience from our latest webinar,”The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellow Experience: Who They Are, What They Do, and How to Become One.”

Visit the website and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to receive updates from the fellowship program, and share updates and the tips on how to submit a successful application, included below, with your network!

About the Program

The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellows serve in full-time yearlong stipend fellowship opportunities placed in CDC headquarters, Atlanta or CDC offices overseas. Our current fellows work in more than 15 countries, including South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Mozambique. Fellows, with the guidance from leading global health experts from the CDC; will work on a variety of global health projects, while developing the technical and professional skills needed to make meaningful contributions to today’s global health challenges.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Master’s degree or PhD In Public Health from a CEPH accredited school or program required prior to the beginning of the fellowship (no later than September 2018).

Completion of the Master’s or Doctorate degree program within the last five years (no earlier than September 2013).

Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident and authorized to work in the U.S.

Fellowship Placements

Fellowship locations are approximately 40% domestic, U.S. based (primarily Atlanta) and 60% overseas-based.

Fellowship assignments are full-time one-year opportunities. Fellows may renew or apply for other fellowships but may not exceed three years as a fellow.

Fellows are contractors with the Public Health Institute and are issued fellowship agreements.

Fellows receive a stipend allowance. Stipends for fellowship placements starting 2018 are $48,109 for Master’s level candidates and $53,137 for Doctoral level candidates.

In addition to stipends, fellows are provided predetermined allowances in the following categories: housing, local travel, travel/training, and health. Amounts vary based on fellowship location and scope of work. Actual amounts are shared upon offer of a fellowship placement.

Read more on details of fellowship placements on our website here!

How Are Fellows Selected?

All applications to the fellowship program will undergo an objective and technical review based on the following criteria: quality of essay, strength of credentials, and previous professional experience.

Top candidates will be invited to interview with the CDC mentor and team and, if selected, matched with the most suitable CDC fellowship assignment.

What Do I Need to Apply to the Program?

First, register and create an account with us here! You will receive an email confirmation of registration. The email may end up in your spam box, so be sure to double check your spam box!

After you have registered for an account, the page will take you directly to our application portal. You can fill out the application at your own pace, save your information to go back, and pick up where you left off.

Essays – Provide a tailored essay for each technical track you will be considered for (1500 word max, PDF File) on how your interest in the desired fellowship track and your participation in the fellowship program will help shape your career path.

Resume/CV – We recommend submitting a Resume/CV no longer than two pages.

Provide the name, email, and phone number of two references that we may reach out to. The references can be individuals from your current or previous work, volunteer, or academic contacts who can best speak to your character or qualifications. We will contact your references if you are selected as a top finalist. Finalists will be provided further instructions, and ample notice to remind their references once we have reached that stage of the process. Be sure to reach out to your references in advance to give them a heads up and and confirm their availability.

Remember, once you hit “Submit” on your application, you are unable to make changes to your submission.

Sign up to our listserv to stay connected and to receive the latest announcements and updates about program information and deadlines! Make sure to add info@phi-cdcfellows.org to your address book to keep our emails out of your spam folder.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Unsubmitted applications and applications received by email will not be reviewed.

For specific questions regarding the application process, you may contact:

Chanel Adikuono, info@phi-cdcfellows.org

Recruitment & Fellows Support Specialist

The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program is implemented for Centers for Disease Control Prevention by the Public Health Institute and its partner Consortium of Universities for Global Health.