A woman is in labor and she and her baby are in distress; her midwife cannot manage the complications. The nearest neonatal and obstetric care facility is hours away. The transport across Lake Victoria to the mainland takes about an hour, if a boat is even available, then it could take another one to two hours to reach an obstetrician and an operating room, which also may not be available, in a county of one million residents.
Working on getting the word out about your global health research? Check out these resources from our November 15, 2018 International Researcher Series event that featured these two presentations:
Twelve years after and eight thousand miles away from a chance encounter in Africa, two strangers-turned-colleagues and friends reunited on the University of Minnesota campus. The reunion in Minnesota marks a new chapter for the pair, positioning them to expand research and sustainable health solutions by formally launching the Mfangano Community Health Field Station @ the Ekialo Kiona (EK) Center in Kenya.
A delegation of researchers involved in the CGHSR - Guangxi CDC Collaboration and Exchange Project will be on campus Wednesday, November 14 for a series of meetings to report on current projects and to explore possible future collaborations. Faculty are invited to attend the following sessions, which will focus on future collaborations and give opportunities for faculty and researchers to discuss areas of common interest. All meetings are held in ChRC 475B.
CGHSR extends congratulations to Kelly Searle (School of Public Health), Keith Horvath (School of Public Health), and Jennifer Rickard (Medical School) who are the most recent recipients of the CGHSR Faculty Travel Awards. The next application deadline for CGHSR Faculty Travel Awards is February 1, 2019.