February 8, 2017
Dear Colleague,
There's been a great deal of uncertainty in the global health world since the US election. We will do our best to identify ways in which we can engage constructively with the new administration. When the administration engages in actions that are harmful to communities or are damaging to our work, we will speak out in opposition to these policies and mobilize our members to oppose them.
In this bulletin and you will see: the CUGH Press Release, signed by more than 500 of our colleagues, calling for the administration to rescind their Executive Order banning Muslims from seven countries from entering the United States and the letter we supported opposing the Global Gag Law that will harm millions of the most vulnerable people in the world. We are voicing our strong support for the US to continue to strengthen support for US agencies and departments involved in global health including NIH, CDC, USAID and EPA.
In this bulletin you will also see a range of opportunities including joining the National Health Service Corps and contributing to the collaboration CUGH has with the National Geographic Society, the Global Commission on Pollution and Health, and the Lancet seeking individuals to share their stories and photographs of how pollution affects communities around the world.
You will also see the winners and honorable mentions of our annual CUGH -Pulitzer Center Global Health Video Competition. Please take a look at these exceptional videos.
Lastly our annual Global health conference, April 6-9, is coming up in two months and our deadline for low-cost early-bird registration is February 13. REGISTER NOW and save some money. Don't forget to register for the exciting Satellite Sessions on April 6.
See you in DC, April 6-9!
Best wishes,

Keith Martin MD, PC
Executive Director
Consortium of Universities for Global Health


Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems
The 8th Annual CUGH Conference

Satellite Sessions April 6, 2017
Main Conference April 7-9, 2017
Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC

Hosted by Johns Hopkins University & Makerere University
Not to Be Missed 
| Special Satellite Sessions | April 6, 2017

One day before the CUGH conference,  join us and our CUGH partners on this day of special half- and full-day sessions and workshops! Each session is designed to give attendees the opportunity to dive deep into the following issues:
  • Role of Emergency Operations Centers in Creating Community Resiliency
  • Politics of Global Health: Political Will and Successful Implementation of Sustainable Programs
  • How does the Readership of Journals from Different Disciplines Understand Global Health?
  • Constructing and Governing Applied Research Partnerships in Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health
  • Workshop on Best Practices for Global Health Experiential Learning
  • Putting Quality on the Global Health Agenda
  • Reimagining Population Health through Global Partnership
  • Global Operations 2017: Tools for Faculty & Administrative Leaders
  • Promoting Urban Health, A Global Challenge
  • Emerging Themes in Global Health Education
  • Global Surgical Ecosystem: Strengthening Healthcare Worldwide
  • 5th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research: Integrating Cancer Research for Improved Global Health

Satellite Sessions require registration, separate from registration for the 2017 CUGH Conference. See the satellite options now and register soon as space is limited.


We are proud to announce the 2017 winners of CUGH/Pulitzer Video Competition!

Congratulations to our winners and honorable mentions! 
Please click on the name of the video to watch.

Innovations in Global Health Winner

This video saves lives. Creative, powerful, and clear, The Story of Cholera helps communities understand how cholera is spread and steps they can take to prevent it.

Innovations in Global Health Honorable Mention

 The video highlights the use of misoprostol by TBAs in this challenging environment, and discusses the thoughts of health care providers on access to obstetric services in Chitral, as well as the potential benefits of this approach.

Innovations in Global Health Honorable Mention

The Smart Pod is a low cost, innovative, and rapidly deployable clinical solution. It is a clinical facility that is setup in under 5 minutes with 4 people and can quickly scale up for emergencies (infectious disease outbreaks or natural disasters) when there is no healthcare facility, or to augment already existing facilities.

Global Health Advocacy Co-Winner

Eliminating podo is an achievable goal. The animated video, BEST FOOT FORWARD, depicts the source, treatment and prevention of podo.

Global Health Advocacy Co-Winner

To increase awareness and educate people about prevention and treatment, students at the International Center of Art and Music (CIAMO) in Benin wrote a song about malaria. The passion and talent displayed by these young advocates caught the attention of documentarian Sarah duPont and musician/filmmaker Jon Fine, who lent their skills to produce a music video called "Kids Against Malaria."

Global Health Advocacy Honorable Mention

The project aims to train 10 000 midwives and other MNCH health care providers in Helping Mothers Survive Bleeding After Birth (HMS-BAB) and Helping Babies Breathe (HBB), facilitate institutionalisation of these skills-training into pre-service and in-service midwifery education in the two countries and build capacity of the midwives associations, AMAMI and MAZ, to conduct projects of a similar nature in the future.
Advocacy Issues: Please Support & Share
CUGH Press Release | Rescind the Muslim Ban | Please show your support by signing the Press Release!
CUGH Joins Planned Parenthood and 138 organizations opposing the Global Gag Rule.
Join the National Health Service Corps in the Caribbean or the Pacific Islands!
Assist with the U.S. Response to Zika and Other Vector-Borne Diseases
Application Deadline: April 6, 2017
McGill Summer Institute | Infectious Diseases and Global Health | Now Accepting Applications!
The McGill Summer Institute short courses feature internationally known faculty, a focus on highly applicable new knowledge, and an opportunity to network with fellow global health professionals from around the world.
The American College of Surgeons, in association with Pfizer, Inc., is accepting nominations for the 2017 Surgical Volunteerism Award(s) and Surgical Humanitarian Award!
Nomination Deadline:  February 28, 2017.
The Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health is accepting applications for the new DrPH in Global Health Leadership!
This exciting new distance doctoral degree is a part-time, global program for experienced, working professionals.
International Application Deadline:
 April 31, 2017.
Help Identify Noteworthy Leaders Working on Behalf of Women Across the Globe for Consideration of the 2018 Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women's Health!
This award highlights the work of an individual who significantly impacts the lives of women while drawing attention to the issues affecting women's health globally. The award includes a $100,000 prize to further their work and they will present at an award ceremony at the University of Pennsylvania in the spring of 2018
Your Opportunity to Contribute to The Lancet-Global Commission on Pollution + Health Report!
The Lancet is publishing a landmark report by the Global Commission on Pollution + Health this spring on pollution, the leading cause of death and disability in the world. It is responsible for taking 10 million lives every year, primarily in low and middle-income countries. To showcase this challenge and fill in gaps in the data, the Commission is inviting people affected by pollution, especially those living in low and middle-income countries, to submit photos and stories describing its effects in their communities. A crowd-sourced collection of stories, images and captions will help transform the data in the Commission report, showing how human life is harmed by pollution. National Geographic is collaborating with us through their "Your Shot Hashtag Challenge." 
CUGH Website News:
CUGH is now accepting applications for Small Global Health Education Grants!
Dr. Tom Hall, a global health leader and one of CUGH's greatest supporters has generously provided a gift to support global health education grants. CUGH members are invited to apply for either small grants (under $5,000) or for larger grants (up to $10,000). Deadlines for the grant proposals will be March 1, 2017 and September 1, 2017.
In case you missed them, check out the recordings of two global health webinars that happened last month!  
Check out one of CUGH's best member benefits: the Speakers Bureau & the Emerging Speakers Bureau!  
Request experts on a wide range of topics from CUGH's highly qualified Speakers Bureau & Emerging Speakers Bureau.
Check it out:
Global Health: Clinical and Community Care 3-Week Course
September 15-October 13, 2017 | Open to Medical Students in Years 3-4, Practitioners and Residents | University of Arizona
Check Out Updated Global Health Funding Opportunities!
The Practitioner's Guide to Global Health Self-Paced Course
Online Course | Boston University
Attend AVMA's Summit on Global Food Security - Understanding the Role of Animal Health and Well-Being Summit
February 9-11, 2017 | Washington, DC
Attend the 2017 American Veterinary Medical Association's Annual Convention
July 21-25, 2017 | Indianapolis, IN
Attend the Fourth Annual Student Global Health Forum
February 11, 2017 | Held at Brock University | Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research
March 24-25, 2017 | Kansas City, MO
April 29-30, 2017 | Boston, MA | PHA
March 4, 2017 | Harvard Medical School
More Global Health News
The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)  builds  interdisciplinary collaborations and facilitates the sharing of knowledge to address global health challenges. It assists members in sharing their expertise across education, research, and service. It is dedicated to creating equity and reducing health disparities everywhere. CUGH promotes mutually beneficial, long-term partnerships between universities in resource-rich and resource-poor countries, developing human capital and strengthening institutions' capabilities to address these challenges. It is committed to translating knowledge into action.


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