December 20, 2018
Dear Colleague,
This is the final bulletin for 2018 and on behalf of our board of directors and team at our offices in Washington DC, I want to thank you for your engagement and support for CUGH. In these times of increasing instability, I think it is important for us to remember that the global health work done by you and our colleagues around the world is a vital bulwark against exclusion, inequality, and policies that can harm the wellbeing of people and that of our planet. Thank you for what you are doing to address these challenges.

We look forward to engaging with you in the new year and hope to see you at our conference in Chicago, March 7-10, 2019. Leading representatives from academia, NGOs and governments will be present along with 1800 colleagues from over 50 countries to learn, share knowledge and build new partnerships that can help address the global health challenges before us. Please register at for the (mostly free) satellite sessions on March 7th.

From all of us at CUGH I to wish you and yours a Happy Holiday, Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year.


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

CUGH News & Updates

Join us in Chicago, IL for the 10th annual CUGH Conference on March 8-10, 2019 with satellite sessions on March 7 Visit our conference website at for more information about the program and registration.

Register now to be eligible for the early-bird rate and reserve your room at the Hilton Chicago Hotel.
The African Academy of Sciences Launches a Global Standard for Transparent Research and Humanitarian Funding

The African Academy of Sciences (The AAS) launched the Good Financial Grant Practice (GFGP), a global standard to promote transparency and strengthen the governance of grant funding worldwide. 

The GFGP standard, developed in collaboration with the African Organization for Standardisation (ARSO), is the first such tool developed in Africa for international use.

Initially created as an African standard, the GFGP has attracted increasing interest ahead of its launch from multiple funders and grantees in Asia, South America and the UK, where government organisations have tested and endorsed it. 

The GFGP was officially launched at the Science Forum South Africa in Pretoria, South Africa, on 12 December 2018.

The enabling platform allows community-based organisations, NGOs, research and academic institutions of any size to rate their capability to receive and manage grants. It provides an online self-assessment tool covering four grant management practice areas -financial management, human resources, procurement and governance - adopted by ARSO to promote transparency in the use of funds by local organisations to mitigate the risk of fraud and corruption. 


Applications for the Rx One Health Summer Institute are Now Open

The Rx One Health Summer Institute  is a 4-week long, field-based experiential course  designed to provide a "prescription" for advanced students and early career professionals to prepare them for immediate engagement in global health careers that will demand effective problem-solving skills, cross-disciplinary engagements, and solid foundations in field and laboratory activities.  Over the course of the program, participants train on the principles of One Health-the approach that recognizes that the health of people, animals, and their environments are interconnected, and that problem solving to address health challenges is best achieved through transdisciplinary collaboration. Through hands-on, practical learning experiences, case studies, lectures, group discussions and field exercises, the Rx One Health program develops participants' skills for addressing complex challenges using a One Health approach. 

2019 Course Dates: June 24-July 19, 2019 
Location: Tanzania 

Application deadline: January 30, 2019
NIH FOA: U.S.-Brazil Collaborative Biomedical Research Program (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Purpose: to promote collaborative biomedical research between the United States (U.S.) and Brazil under the U.S.-Brazil Collaborative Biomedical Research Program. Research areas supported under this program include: allergy, immunology, and infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS and its co-morbidities; neurological disorders and stroke, and environmental health sciences.  
This program represents an outstanding opportunity for U.S. and Brazil scientists to pursue collaborative research partnerships that address public health topics of mutual benefit to both nations. 

Stanford faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver):   The PD(s)/PI(s) must be from a U.S. institution,   and the application must name the Brazilian scientist as a full collaborating partner. If the multi-PD(s)/PI(s) option is chosen, the U.S. PD(s)/PI(s) must be the contact PD(s)/PI(s) on the application, while other PD(s)/PI(s) could be from Brazil. Inclusion of early career investigators is highly encouraged.      

Application receipt dates: March 8, 2019
NIH NIAID Research to Advance HBV Cure: HIV/HBV Co-Infection and HBV Mono-infection (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The purpose of this FOA is to invite applications for support of innovative basic, translational, and clinical research to identify and address the challenges to achieving hepatitis B virus (HBV) cure in the presence or absence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Stanford faculty with PI eligibility and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
Note: non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign institutions are eligible to apply
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are eligible to apply

Standard AIDS-related deadlines: May 7, 2019, Sept. 7, 2019; Jan. 7, 2020, May 7, 2020, etc. 

The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program is Recruiting its Next Cohort

The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program, implemented by the Public Health Institute, is a CDC-funded fellowship that supports promising emerging global public health professionals to develop technical skills needed to respond to today's public health needs and challenges. The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program builds on a long history of fellowship programs by the Centers for Disease Control and Public Health Institute for students, graduates, and emerging professionals to strengthen the global public health workforce and programs with an emphasis in the areas of epidemiology, HIV prevention, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), strategic information, program management, and surveillance.

Application deadline: Friday, January 25th by Midnight PST
Announcing New Cervical Cancer RFA

The Minimally Invasive Tissue Sampling (MITS) Surveillance Alliance Secretariat will soon release a Request for Applications (RFA) process for small grants to expand the use of MITS in ongoing postmortem studies. These grants will include funding, customized MITS kits, and access to training for approved studies. 

To express interest or receive updated information on these grants, please complete this short 
Incentive Grant Interest Form

Global Summer Institute: Reproductive Coercion and Human Trafficking

Offered by the University of Michigan School of Nursing, with faculty from across the health sciences, this second annual UMSN Summer Institute is designed to help participants gain a broad insight into contemporary issues in reproductive and sexual health. This short, intensive course will allow participants to gain the skills and knowledge to advance their inquiry in global reproductive and sexual health through a two-day conference followed by a five-day workshop. Participants may choose to attend to the two-day conference only, or both the conference and the workshop.

May 13th - 17th, 2019: 5-day Workshop
New "Reasoning Without Resources" Case Now Available
These teaching cases are based on Professor Paccione's decades of teaching experience on the medical wards of Kisoro District Hospital in Uganda. They are designed for those practicing in low resource settings, Medicine and Family Medicine residents, and senior medical students interested in clinical global health. Each case is presented in two parts. First comes a case vignette (presenting symptoms, history, basic lab and physical exam findings) along with 6-10 discussion questions that direct clinical reasoning and/or highlight diagnostic issues. One month later CUGH will post detailed instructors notes for the case along with a new case vignette/questions.
Featured Reading & Viewing:

Global Health is More Important in a Smaller World
Article | Academic Medicine
ASPPH Presents, Teaching & Learning for the MPH Global Health Concentration
Recorded Webinar | ASPPH
The Gathering Health Storm Inside North Korea
Video | The CSIS Commission on Strengthening America's Health Security
Other Events:

AAHC 2019 Global Issues Forum: Strategic Partnerships
May 6-7, 2019  | Washington, DC, USA
UBC and BC Children's Hospital Global Health Conference 2019
January 24, 2019  | Vancouver, BC, Canada
5th AFREhealth and CUGH: Plotting an Actionable Path Forward for Collaborative Partnerships 
August 2019 | Lagos, Nigeria
Global Health Journals & Newsletters:
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