In December, the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility organized two trainings for United Nations Agency for Migration (IOM) clinicians in Kampala, Uganda and Amman, Jordan. These trainings - led by trainers from the University of Minnesota and its partners - occurred within the framework of a partnership between the University of Minnesota and IOM to help build the agency’s capacity to conduct health assessments and ensure the safe travel of US-bound refugees.
The Uganda Research Training Collaborative is seeking a student with strong data analysis skills to perform the analysis for a study that has completed data collection and entry. Interested students should have experience with data manipulation and synthesis, and further analysis of association through the application of epidemiological tools to examine the association between nutritional status and several variables (ex. regression models, both linear and logistic).
The Academic Health Center Climate Champion team aims to connect students with faculty and community members working in health care sustainability and climate change. View the list of current opportunities.
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.
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.