Health

Kosovo’s Ex-President Praises Students’ Policy Research Work

October 17, 2016  |  Dartmouth News

After a summer in Kosovo conducting a national study of women’s access to health care, four Dartmouth students had the chance to present their policy report to the country’s former president, who was in residence at Dartmouth as a Montgomery Fellow.

“The students’ findings clearly reflected the situation in the country as I know it,” says Atifete Jahjaga, whose Dartmouth fellowship was also supported by the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding.

“This is useful work. Upon my return to Kosovo I am happy to pass on the findings to the prime minister and the minister of health so they can address this issue and work on improving the public health policy in Kosovo,” says Jahjaga, the first woman to serve as president of the Balkan nation.

Preparing for the Next Zika

April 29, 2016 

In the wake of the Ebola epidemic, governments have mobilized resources to support the development of vaccines and other biomedical countermeasures to emerging disease threats. Kendall Hoyt, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine and Dickey Global Health Affiliated Faculty, has published an opinion piece in Nature Biotechnology about the need for effective governance structures to coordinate countermeasure development

Hoyt, and her co-author Richard Hatchett, Acting Director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), argue that lessons from US biodefense programs can inform global efforts. 

Working with the Kosovo Women's Network

“Some people ask: ‘Why the word feminist? Why not just say you are a believer in human rights, or something like that?’ Because that would be dishonest. Feminism is, of course, part of human rights in general—but to choose to use the vague expression human rights is to deny the specific and particular problem of gender. It would be a way of pretending that it was not women who have, for centuries, been excluded. It would be a way of denying that the problem of gender targets women.”
—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists

Antonia Hoidal ’16 completed a Global Health Internship at the Kosovo Women’s Network in Pristina, Kosovo, during the Summer of 2015.

Walking along Pristina’s Mother Theresa Boulevard at night I am always in awe of the fabulously dressed women of Kosovo. Effortlessly gliding in 3-inch heels, they saunter along the boulevard singing melodies in Albanian, while in the background, the “Ezan”—the Muslim call to prayer—echoes across the city hills.

Global Health Initiative Internship Program

The Global Health Initiative (GHI) Internship Program engages students in frontline global health work with our partners around the world. GHI Interns apply knowledge and skills to real world health challenges while building research and programmatic skills. The GHI Internship Program consists of a spring fieldwork seminar followed by a summer internships. All internships are fully funded and pre-approved for the fieldwork requirement for the Certificate in Global Health.

Global Health Day 2015

Please join us for Dartmouth's second annual Global Health Day, on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, from 4pm - 7:30pm in the Haldeman Center.

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Supported through the Dickey Center’s Global Health Initiative, Global Health Day brings together students from across Dartmouth’s campuses to collaborate and showcase their work. The opening networking reception includes a poster session and photo competition. The keynote address will be given by Keith Martin, MD. Dr. Martin is a former member of the Canadian Parliament and the current Executive Director of the Consortium of Universities in Global Health (CUGH). 

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US: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

“Every day at the CDC we were inspired by the passion of everyone involved in the response and impressed by the impact they are having on this outbreak—protecting those within and beyond our borders.”

Key Information:

Location: CDC Headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia

Term: 17W

Deadline to Apply: Winter 2017: October 14, 2016 at 5:00pm. 

Vietnam: Population Health and Development

Key Details:

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam

Audience: Undergraduate, Medical

Term: 17X

Application deadline: February 17, 2017, 5:00pm

Global Health in an Era of De-Globalization

The beginning of the 21st century was marked by unprecedented engagement in global health by national governments, multilateral organizations, and civil society groups. In the US, global health has enjoyed bipartisan support and cooperation across public, private, and philanthropic sectors. Investments in global health contributed to massive gains in health across the world, including access to treatment for over 8 million people living with HIV, the near-elimination of polio, and vast improvements in child survival rates.

Haiti: Build Health International

HAITI:  HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE

KEY INFORMATION:

Location: Fond des Blancs, Haiti

Audience: Undergraduate, Medical

Term: Summer 2017

Application Deadline: February 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm

PROJECT OVERVIEW

BHI designs, builds, and equips high-quality, sustainable health-care facilities in the most impoverished regions of the world. BHI partners with organizations committed to the public health system to ensure that:

Greenland: Global Mental Health

GREENLAND:  Mental Health in Aboriginal Communities, Nuuk, Greenland

KEY INFORMATION

Location: Nuuk, Greenland

Audience: Undergraduate

Term: Summer 2017

Application Deadline: February 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm

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