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Access to Medical Devices in Low-Income Countries: Addressing Sustainability Challenges in Medical Device Donations

July 18, 2018

Dr. Katherine Taylor, director of global health training and associate director of the Eck Institute for Global Health, co-authored the most recent National Academy of Medicine paper discussing how issues with local infrastructure in low-income countries can lead to medical donations becoming a detriment rather than helping to improve care.

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Continual monitoring and evaluation is critical in maternal and newborn health care

July 17, 2018

Master of Science in Global Health student, Julia Le, published another blog post for Makerere University's Centre for Excellence for Maternal Newborn and Child Health, reflecting on her six-week field work placement in Uganda and discussing observations and findings related to her Capstone project. Julia completed her project in Uganda in partnership with Makerere University, and she will graduate this July. 

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At Heart, Global Health Draws on Compassion, Solidarity and Justice

July 10, 2018

Dr. David Addiss, an adjunct professor who teaches global health ethics in the Master of Science in Global Health program, recently wrote an article for the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHAUSA) on the parallels between secular global health and Catholic social teaching. He delves deeper into the subject on the podcast he recorded with CHAUSA, entitled "Episode 3 - Caring for those who suffer."…

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Master of Science in Global Health Capstone Project Leads to Scientific Publication for Three Eck Institute for Global Health Students

July 02, 2018

Three 2017 graduates of the Eck Institute for Global Health Master of Science in Global Health program, Wyatt Kernell, Rosalie DePaola, and Alec Maglione, published findings from their Capstone research project in the July 2018 issue of the influential journal, PLoS Neglected…

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Let's design CRISPR to benefit everyone while we still can

June 21, 2018

Dr. Geoffrey Siwo, a member of the Eck Institute for Global Health staff and an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences, spoke to TED Fellow Karen Eng about his new research on CRISPR, the innovative gene-editing tool. Dr. Siwo also discussed his own CRISPR technology developments and how he hopes to address disparities in CRISPR research.

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Staffing, caseload and supplies challenges on newborn outcomes; experiences from a Ugandan district hospital

June 12, 2018

Master of Science in Global Health student, Julia Le, blogged for Makerere University's Centre for Excellence for Maternal Newborn and Child Health about her experiences collecting data in Ugandan hospitals. Julia is currently completing her Capstone project in Uganda in partnership with Makerere University, and she will graduate this July. 

Victims File Lawsuit Against Former Gambian Leader Over Bogus HIV Cure

June 01, 2018

Sarah L. Bosha, LLB, LLM '13, is a Global Health Research Assistant with the Eck Institute for Global Health's Master of Science in Global Health program and Legal Research & Policy Associate with AIDS-Free World.  Sarah was part of a team that helped victims of former Gambian leader, Yahya Jammeh's, gather evidence and file a legal action in the Gambian High Court against his bogus HIV cure. …

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Eck Institute for Global Health researcher addresses global health challenges in St. Joseph County

May 29, 2018

Indiana is in the bottom 10 states for infant mortality with a 2016 infant mortality rate (IMR) of 7.5. This means more than seven children die out of every 1,000 births. Unfortunately, St. Joseph County’s IMR was even higher, with an 8.2 IMR average from 2012 to 2016. To better understand what can be done to decrease this rate Elizabeth A. McCue, a global health research associate for the Eck Institute for Global Health, has teamed with the St. Joseph County Health Department to assess local health initiatives and see where they are most effective and how they could be improved.

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Eck Institute for Global Health hosts "Access to Affordable Medicines" panel

May 17, 2018

Last month, the Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH) hosted an expert panel to discuss and explore the barriers and opportunities related to access to affordable medicines. The panel featured Fran Quigley, JD, director of the Health and Human Rights Clinic at Indiana University McKinney School of Law, Bart Peterson, JD, Chair of the IU Center for Global Health/AMPATH Development Board, and Dr. Bob Ripley, PharmD, Chief Pharmacy Officer at Trinity Health. The panel was a timely event in light of the publication of “Making Medicines Affordable: A National Imperative” by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in November 2017. …

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All are welcome to attend the 2018 S.T.E.M. event during Reunion week

May 16, 2018

The College of Engineering, College of Science, and Notre Dame Research are jointly celebrating the Alumni Association’s Annual Reunion with an event on Friday, June 1, 2018. The festivities will be held in the new McCourtney Hall and will feature fun S.T.E.M. themed food, drinks, and participatory activities.  

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