A LETTER FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
October 18, 2019
Dear Colleague,

CUGH has a busy calendar of upcoming events that we hope you will participate in. In this bulletin you will see how you can join these activities.
On November 4-5, we are running a very practical workshop on how to build an international program. Space is limited, but there is still time to register .

November 19 is our global health day on Capitol Hill. This is an opportunity to connect with your local Congresspersons and other leaders in the US Congress. Our goal is to increase support for US leadership and investments in global health programs.

We have a very exciting program for CUGH2020, ‘Global Health in a Time of Worldwide Political Change’ April 17-20, 2020 in Washington DC. There is still time to send in your application to build your own half day satellite session on April 17. Please also take advantage of our lowest registration rates now. We expect over 1800 individuals from more than 60 countries to attend the meeting to learn, inform, collaborate, network and be inspired to act and address the big global health challenges we face.

CUGH has been working with UNFPA to address several, key challenges to the health of women and girls. You can see how you can join our efforts to mobilize academic institutions to tackle these threats.

Finally, stay tuned for our regular missives about our upcoming webinars and other activities. 

Best wishes,




Keith Martin, MD, PC
Executive Director
Consortium of Universities for Global Health
CUGH UPDATES & EVENTS
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER
WORKSHOP | HOW TO LAUNCH YOUR INTERNATIONAL PROJECT

November 4th and 5th, 2019- 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
1640 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

Take your program planning experience to the next level with our fall workshop at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), in partnership with O’Neill Paragon Solutions. We are offering a tactical program designed to hone your skills in developing international projects. Develop winning proposals based on analyzing potential environmental risks; conduct due diligence of local partners and stakeholders; determine legal requirements necessary for implementation; design a budget and monitor and evaluation strategies. Learn ethical approaches, and practice other proficiencies needed to secure funding and create a successful and sustainable international project. Come ready to bring the real world into the classroom and learn how to address the tough challenges that project managers deal with in international development - there is always more to learn when building lasting and impactful programs. 

All Global Health practitioners and students are welcome to join us for a  Happy Hour  after the first day of the workshop on Monday, November 4th: Beacon Hotel at 5:30 pm-7:00 pm.

Register for the workshop   here and click here to see the preliminary agenda.
REGISTER I CUGH CONFERENCE 2020
Join over 1800 scientists, students and implementers from academia, NGOs, government and the private sector to learn, collaborate, and be inspired to address some of the pressing challenges our world faces. Engage with global experts from a wide range of medical and non-medical disciplines. Register now for the conference, April 18-20, and the pre-conference satellite day on April 17 (most are free to attend but require separate registration).

Registration rates and information can be found here .

Other Opportunities to Be Involved at #CUGH2020
  • Partner with CUGH and get visibility for your organization as a sponsor or exhibitor.
  • Host a satellite: CUGH is proud to present a series of satellite sessions developed and hosted by CUGH's committees and partner institutions. These sessions are opportunities to delve in depth into a number of global health issues, network, and develop action plans to tackle specific global challenges.

Deadlines Extended to October 31 for Select Awards
  • Velji / CUGH Awards for Global Health Excellence: Nominations can be made in four categories, and awardees will be recognized at the annual conference. Each awardee will receive a plaque and a small monetary award to support ongoing global health activities
  • 2020 Untold Stories of Global Health Competition (with NPR Goats and Soda Blog and Global Health Now): CUGH, NPR's Goats and Soda Blog, and Global Health NOW (GHN) from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health share the goal of raising awareness about health issues around the world. We invite you to nominate an issue you feel deserves urgent attention, whether you've worked on it firsthand or come across it in your travels. 
  • CUGH-Pulitzer Center Global Health Video Competition: This competition will showcase important global health health issues and innovations. Winners will be recognized at the 11th Annual CUGH Conference April 18-20, 2020 in Washington, DC. The two submission categories are Global Health Challenges and High Impact Programs.

ALL PAST WEBINARS ARE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE

Missed our past webinars? Find recordings and materials in the " Past Events " section of our website. The recent ones include:



JOIN & USE CUGH'S CAPACITY BUILDING PLATFORM
The deficit in skilled human resources across a wide range of biomedical and non-biomedical areas is worsening. This is particularly acute in low and low middle-income countries (LLMICs). To tackle this challenge, the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) has created an online capacity building platform. It will assist institutions in LLMICs to connect with trainers and the educational products they need. The site has two parts: the first enables LLMIC institutions to list their specific training needs; the second, is a portal for institutions to list the trainers they have who are interested in providing training.

View the website here .
NEWS & EXTERNAL EVENTS
SEE THE RETURN ON INVESTING IN GLOBAL HEALTH RESEARCH

The Global Health Technology Council created an informative tracker that showcases the return on investments in global health research and development for all 50 states. Strengthening US leadership and investments in global health is critical for continuing innovation and improving the well-being of all individuals. Check out the tracker here:  https://www.ghtcoalition.org/in-your-state. This is a good resource to use when connecting with policy makers and the public.
A GUIDE TO U.S. INVESTMENTS IN GLOBAL HEALTH

Are you interested in speaking to your elected official about global health? Recently joined CUGH's Network of Academic Advisors? The Global Health Council, a CUGH member, has written a helpful global health briefing book for those interested in global health and policy making! This briefing book has data on various global heath topics from maternal mortality to vaccines, global surgery and more. In addition to the research on various global heath topics, Global Health Council has provided recommended "asks" for the US government. Take a look at their briefing book here .
OPEN CALL FROM THE WHO

The WHO and partners are looking for sexual/reproductive health researchers to provide creative ideas that will be used to develop a standardized sexual health survey instrument. Individuals who contribute highly ranked ideas and have relevant experience will be supported to join a 72-hour WHO/HRP hackathon in January, 2020. The hackathon will finalize the sexual health survey instrument and plan next steps. We are particularly interested in submissions from researchers in low and middle-income countries. Submissions will be accepted in all six official UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish). The open call is available on the WHO/HRP  website  and the deadline for entries is October 24th, 2019 . Email questions to Eneyi Kpokiri at  Eneyi.Kpokiri@lshtm.ac.uk .
FILM SCREENING: MINUTES TO DIE

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University

Gather for a screening of  Minutes to Die,  a documentary chronicling snakebites, one of the most ignored global health emergencies. 


The film will begin promptly at 6 pm. A discussion with Ambassador Llorca and Dr. David Williams of the World Health Organization chronicling their efforts to elevate awareness about snakebites. A wine reception with hors d'oeuvres will round out the evening.

For more information, please email  mtd@lillianlincolnfoundation.org .

This event is sponsored by The Embassy of Costa Rica and The Lillian Lincoln Foundation.
APHA 2019 ANNUAL MEETING & EXPO

November 2 - 6, 2019 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo is where public health professionals convene, learn, network and engage with peers. With the Annual Meeting, we strengthen the profession of public health, share the latest research and information, promote best practices and advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research. Come experience APHA. This year's theme is "Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health."

THE NAIROBI SUMMIT ON ICPD25

November 12 - 14, 2019 
Nairobi, Kenya

This year is the 25th anniversary of the international conference on population and development.

CUGH is a partner in a number of activities that will advance UNFPA's goals to address reproductive and sexual health, gender equality, poverty reduction, women's empowerment and more. Academic institutions are invited to join Transform U as part of this effort.

SUNY GLOBAL HEALTH INSTITUTE WORKSHOP

November 18, 2019 
New York, NY, USA


The SUNY Global Health Institute creates a portal and organizational structure within SUNY that fosters integration of the wide array of existing educational and research programs. This, in turn, is envisioned to facilitate a transition to a seamless system-wide institute that is well positioned to compete for global health grants and projects. This workshop will bring together current stakeholders from the SUNY Academic Health Centers and other campuses to discuss new initiatives and programs that may contribute to new partnerships within the Global Health Institute. Each Academic Health Center will present a summary of courses, experiential opportunities, funded research projects, dedicated centers/institutes, core laboratory resources and policy initiatives. Keith Martin, MD, PC, Executive Director of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health will present a keynote lecture on “Consortium of Universities for Global Health: Strategies for Academic Synergy in Global Health“. James Mohler, MD, Associate Director and Senior Vice President, Translational Research and Chief of Inter-Institutional Academics at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center will present on potential collaborations within the Global Health Institute that could develop a cancer network. The workshop will include group sessions to focus on a SWOT analysis, an approach to addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and strategies for advancing the mission of the Global Health Institute.


ONE HEALTH FELLOWSHIP FUND

Deadline: January 15, 2020

The World One Health Congress actively encourages the careers of promising researchers and wants to provide young One Health advocates with a unique opportunity to interact with world experts, gain further insights into their fields of interest and get inspired with new ideas and possibilities. The One Health Platform therefore established a One Health Fellowship Fund to provide fellowships to young scientists, with special attention for promising scientists from resource-challenged countries.

CLIMATE CHANGE & HEALTH 2020: THE PUBLIC HEALTH CHALLENGE OF OUR TIME

Saturday, April 4, 2020 
Boston, MA, USA

Join national experts and faculty from the MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice and Health to address ways to identify the risks of health climate change, advocate for climate/environmental justice, and mitigate the impact of climate change on health and well-being. This symposium will provide health care professionals with an opportunity to engage in robust discussion about ideas for corrective action to improve the lives of people in the face of climate change.

Featured Reading & Viewing
Management Strengthening Materials from the CDC

To address the urgent need for skilled public health managers, CDC has developed an innovative program called Improving Public Health Management for Action (IMPACT). Learn more about this program and its associated learning model here .
"Mortality of Dreams" Now Available for Screenings and on DVD

After 10 years of filming in Yantalo, Peru, "Mortality of Dreams" Global Health documentary is available on DVD and for screenings with discussions.  

Filming in the jungle of Peru for 10 years, "Mortality of Dreams" follows Dr. Luis Vasquez's construction of a state of the art, sustainably designed, international volunteer-run hospital. Top specialists in healthcare from around the world are collaborating on the project, setting an example for a new system of global health volunteerism. 

Contact for screenings -  tothemoonproductions@gmail.com
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