February 2018
Emory Global Health Connection
Building Bridges for Better Health
February 2018

Photo Credit: Dongying Yu, 2017 EGHI Global Health Student Photography Contest
The International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI) Helps Partner Countries Strengthen their Public Health Capacity

The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa was a humanitarian crisis that laid bare the need for a stronger public health infrastructure in the region. During the epidemic, Liberia suffered the largest percentage of the 28,616 Ebola-related deaths, painfully illustrating the need for a resilient health system that could effectively control the spread of the disease.  According to the 2017 Liberian Act to Establish a National Public Health Institute (NPHI), the  Ebola Virus outbreak exposed weaknesses in Liberia’s health care system and underscored the need for the country to establish its own national public health institute to address future public health crises.

With support from The U.S. Secretariat of the International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI), which is based at the Emory Global Health Institute (EGHI), Liberia established a national public health institute (NPHI).
Since 2006, IANPHI has played a key role in strengthening NPHIs using an evidence-based international framework called the Framework for the Creation and Development of National Public Health Institutes.  This framework serves as a road map to create and/or strengthen interested national public health institutes around the world.

To read more, please click here.

To learn more about IANPHI, please click here for their recent newsletter!
   Special Thanks and Welcome!
Courtenay Dusenbury

Sending a note of thanks to our dedicated team member, Courtenay Dusenbury, as she transitions off to pursue other endeavors. Serving as Director of IANPHI's US Secretariat for over a decade, she guided projects that strengthened over 35 countries' public health systems.
    Ellen Whitney

EGHI welcomes Ellen Whitney as the new Director of IANPHI's US Secretariat. As former Director of Programs for IANPHI, she brings a lot of expertise and enthusiasm to this position. EGHI looks forward to Ellen guiding IANPHI's programs moving forward.                             
To listen to Courtenay's farewell interview, please click here!
March 17th, 2018
Rollins School of Public Health

Individual Field Scholars Applications

Due: March 5th, 2018

Pre-Departure Training Workshop

April 21st, 2018
CNR Auditorium

January Global Health Forum

The Emory Global Health Institute partnered with the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and the Emory School of Law to conduct a Global Health Forum focused on Refugee and Immigrant Health.  

Click below to view the video of the most recent forum.  

EGHI Faculty Fellow Spotlight
Sydney Spangler

Through the Emory Global Health Institute's (EGHI) Faculty Fellows Program, EGHI provides a forum for faculty members from across Emory University's campus to meet and discuss global health issues important to them. These meetings engage faculty in existing EGHI activities & provide an opportunity for networking, which fosters collaborative research.
We recently sat down with one of our EGHI Faculty Fellows, Dr. Sydney Spangler, to discuss her global health work.

To read about her experiences, please click here!
Intramural Emory Global Health Case Competition
Every year, EGHI hosts the Intramural Emory Global Health Case Competition, which provides a unique opportunity for Emory graduate and undergraduate students from multiple disciplines to come together to promote awareness of and develop innovative solutions for 21st century global health issues.
Twelve multidisciplinary teams participated this year. Click here to view the winning teams, and click here to read about the case.

In March, the 1st Place team will compete against 23 teams from  universities around the world in the International Emory Global Health Case Competition. If you are interested in volunteering at this event, please contact Karla Umana!

Photo Credit: The 1st Place Winners of the 2018 Emory Global Health Intramural Case Competition
      To learn more about our faculty projects, student programs, external grants,
     and upcoming events, please visit our website.

   Emory Global Engagement Directory

     Wondering which Emory faculty are working where? Visit the Global Engagement
     Directory and see where Emory faculty are working around the world.
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