In February, the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility organized two back-to-back trainings for the United Nations Agency for Migration (IOM) – first in Nairobi, Kenya and then in Kampala, Uganda.
The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility (CGHSR) aims to foster new collaborations with these faculty funding opportunities. CGHSR Global Health Seed Grants provides up to $25,000 of funding to UMN faculty for new interdisciplinary research. Faculty Travel Awards provide up to $2,000 for AHC faculty to travel to an international site, or to fund travel for a colleague to explore global health research and training/capacity-building collaborations.
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.
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.