In August, the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility organized a training in Bangkok, Thailand for United Nations Agency for Migration (IOM) clinicians, an effort that drew expertise from over a dozen trainers from the University of Minnesota and its partners.
CGHSR is pleased to announce the launch of the Mfangano Community Health Field Station in Kenya. The vision for the field station is to cultivate community-based research, bilateral training opportunities, and foster long-term resilience among the communities of Lake Victoria. Through an adaptive “Community Health Ecosystem” model, we are growing transcultural friendships to better understand deep problems and cultivate creative, enduring solutions. On September 25, we are hosting a Launch Event for UMN Faculty, staff, and mentors.
The University of Minnesota has partnered with Kabul University of Medical Sciences (KUMS) to improve clinical, educational, professional, and leadership skills for health sciences faculty in Kabul, Afghanistan. The effort is part of a five-year USAID project aiming to improve the academic quality of the KUMS faculties of Midwifery, Medical Lab Technology, Dentistry, and Anesthesiology. CGHSR has organized specialized short-courses for KUMS faculty that are delivered by UMN faculty and partners. Learn more about the project.
The University of Minnesota is partnering with the United Nations Migration Agency (IOM) to build the Agency’s capacity to perform health screening and health assessments for US-bound refugees. CGHSR organizes trainings in Minnesota, around the world, and online for U.N. physicians, nurses, laboratorians, and other health care professionals. U of M faculty and other partners deliver the training, covering topics such as physical examination; infectious disease diagnosis and treatment; and working with interpreters.
In July 2018, students and mentors gathered to recognize the efforts of the first cohort of student teams and launch the second cohort of the Research Training Collaborative (RTC). The RTC is a research training program for students from the University of Minnesota and participating institutions in Uganda to gain hands-on experience in global health research. Cohort 2 was formulated in early summer 2018 and this gathering was an opportunity to present their research plans to faculty mentors and student colleagues. Throughout 2018 and 2019, Cohort 2 will be advancing research projects in three teams.