May 4, 2018
Dear Friend of CUGH,

Recently, a number of exciting activities came to fruition.

We just learnt that we are a sub awardee to the Public Health Institute on USAID's, 5-year STAR project. This will enable us to work with PHI and the other partners (Johns Hopkins and UCSF) to run a fellowship and internship program for US and international global health practitioners.

In the bulletin you will see the open access, Annals of Global Health's just released, special edition by African scientists that showcases the remarkable global health work they are doing across the continent. Much thanks goes to AOGH's editor, Dr. Phil Landrigan, for his leadership in dedicating a complete edition for our African colleagues to publish their work. Much gratitude to Dr. Nelson Sewankambo and Dr. Peter Donkor for being the guest editors.

Please see and share the World Bank and Ecohealth Alliance's, 'Operational Framework for Strengthening Human, Animal an Environmental Public Health Systems'. This is a vital report on how to use the One Health approach to improving human and environmental health. It is translated into multiple languages.

Preparations for our 2019 conference are well underway. Next year's theme will be, Translation and Implementation for Impact in Global Health. The meeting will be in Chicago, March 8-10, 2019 with our ever-popular satellite sessions on March 7. The meeting's website,, will be open on May 15 and ready to accept registrations, satellite proposals, abstracts, and applications for groups wishing to hold a satellite session.

On , you will also see the two webinars we held in April: On how to improve your academic writing skills with the editor of the Lancet Global Health, Zoe Mullan; and a webinar with two representatives from CUGH's Trainee Advisory Committee and our Campus Representative Program on how to become a Campus Rep. and identifying student priorities. 

Please note that the presentations and photos from CUGH2018 are on our website as is the completed eBook for CUGH2017. Please use and share these materials.

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

CUGH News & Updates

Access Past Webinar Recordings and Presentation Slides
CUGH held two webinars in April. The first webinar, held on April 19, explained the process & associated responsibilities for becoming a CUGH Campus Representative. The second, held on April 26, featured The Lancet Global Health Editor in Chief,  Zoë Mullan, as she provided tips and guidance on academic writing. The presentation slides and recordings for both webinars are available on our website.
Member Spotlight

Jimma University

Jimma University (JU) is a pioneer in Community Based Education in Ethiopia, and is one of the leading public higher education institutions in the country. The University has a variety of programs aimed at creating the next generation of private and public sector leaders. Its practice oriented strategy of education prepares new graduates to join the workforce with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience. The University aspires to take a leading position in Africa. Internationally, its partnerships extend to mutual exchanges of faculty and students which allows for an increase in the exchange of ideas globally. 

Jimma University has a strong presence in the capital city, Addis Ababa, through its collaboration with its affiliate, ABH Services PLC. JU and ABH offer a range of graduate and undergraduate programs including public health (MPH), Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Health Programs) and medicine (MD) through a public- private partnership collaboration. 


Special Issue of Annals of Global Health Now Available
The first all-electronic, fully open-access issue of the Annals of Global Health  (volume 84, number 1was published earlier this week through its new publisher, the Levy Library Press/Ubiquity Press.

This first issue of the relaunched journal is a special issue on AFREHealth/MEPI. It is guest edited by Professors Nelson Sewankambo and Peter Donkor.  It leads off with two editorials, one by the guest editors and the other by Roger Glass and colleagues at the Fogarty International Center. The body of the issue is comprised of 22 original articles, all by African authors. It is a remarkable showcase of the research in global health that is exploding across the African continent.
Operational Framework for Strengthening Human, Animal and Environmental Public Health Systems
The World Bank has released an  Operational Framework for Strengthening Human, Animal and Environmental Public Health Systems at their Interface  ("One Health Operational Framework").  This new framework, developed in partnership with EcoHealth Alliance, aims to provide a basis for understanding and implementing a One Health approach in global and country investments. Building on World Bank's prior "People, Pathogens, and our Planet" reports, it examines the strategic context, rationale and case for investing in One Health, provides an inventory of tools and other resources from the human health, agriculture, environment and disaster risk reduction sectors to facilitate multi-sectoral coordination, and incudes technical guidance for appropriate One Health entry points and operations along the prevent-detect-respond-recover spectrum of preparedness. The Operational Framework is available for free download by clicking the button below.
The African Postdoctoral Training Initiative
The African Academy of Sciences (AAS), the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are partnering under the auspices of the Coalition of African Research & Innovation (CARI) to establish a postdoctoral training fellowship program, the African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI).  Training will be at a world class institute, the intramural laboratories of NIH.

APTI fellows will train in a global health research area of priority for their home institutions and countries, and AAS, BMGF and NIH, while building bridges and lasting connections between the partner organizations and African scientists and institutions. While at the NIH, the fellows must be on leave or sabbatical from their home institution under the NIH Intramural Visiting Fellow Program ( The research priority areas are in infectious diseases, nutrition, and reproductive, maternal, and child health and developing skills for clinical and translational research.

Deadline: May 11, 2018
NIEHS Global Environmental Health (GEH) Day Call for Abstracts 

Registration for NIEHS Global Environmental Health (GEH) Day is free but required and  will feature:
Panels of (1) seasoned investigators and (2) fellows discussing their research and sharing lessons learned, followed by Q&A; r oundtable session; p oster session; and n etworking opportunities.

The third annual NIEHS Global Environmental Health (GEH) Day on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 in Rodbell Auditorium, Building 101 on the NIEHS campus. Our theme this year is "Global Environmental Health Research Translation and Lessons Learned".  

Deadline: May 15, 2018
Free Registration to the "Hostile Environment Surgical Training Course" is Now Open

The Global Health Institute at the American University of Beirut in partnership with the David Nott Foundation are pleased to announce that the free registration to the "Hostile Environment Surgical Training Course" is now open.
The three days surgical training will take place at the American University of Beirut in College Hall, Auditorium B1 from Monday, May 28 until Wednesday, May 30, 2018 (see course description here). For further information, kindly contact Ms. Maria El Koussa (
AFREHealth Symposium Call for Abstract Submissions & Workshop Proposals

The theme for the Symposium is: "Towards Achieving Universal Health Coverage in Africa - Creating Synergies and Capacity through Education, Research and Quality Health Services".
Abstracts can be submitted in the following sub-themes:
1.  Training Health Professionals for Universal Health Coverage
2.  Building Health Research Capacity in Africa for UHC
3.  Achieving the SDGs and the 90-90-90 targets for HIV/AIDS
4.  Financing health care in Africa
5.  North-South & South-South partnerships for health system development (panel & posters)

Abstract Submissions and Workshop Proposals Deadline: May 30, 2018
WHO/IFA Recruiting for MENTOR-AFE, Building an Age-Friendly World

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Federation on Aging (IFA) are pleased to announce the launch of the Age-friendly Environments Mentoring Programme (MENTOR-AFE). This one-year programme aims to build capacity among local leaders to further  develop age-friendly environments. 
MENTOR-AFE is now recruiting mentors and mentees to participate in the first cohort of this global programme.

If you have questions, please see the FAQ or contact Ms. Angela Burns (

Application Deadline: May 30, 2018
Canadian Conference on Global Health Call for Abstract Submissions

The Canadian Conference on Global Health i nvites abstracts for oral s , poster s , workshops, symposia, and videos. Submissions may address any global health topic, but must relate to the conference theme of Fragile Environments and Global Health: Examining drivers of change

Deadline: May 31, 2018
Third Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize Nominations Open

The Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize aims to honour individuals with outstanding achievements in the fields of medical research and medical services to combat infectious and other diseases in Africa. The Prize consists of two categories: Medical Research which honors individual(s) and Medical Services which honors individual(s) and organization(s). The Prize consists of a citation, a medal and 100 million yen (equivalent to about one million US dollars). This prize is offered for nomination once every five years.

Deadline: July 31, 2018
CUGH Member Discount for the NAFSA Colloquium & Conference Registration
The 2018 NAFSA Global Learning Colloquium on Health Professions is a NAFSA Signature Program for faculty members, academic leaders, and international educators to explore global learning in disciplinary and cross-disciplinary contexts, and to discuss ways of integrating global learning into internationalization efforts across the curriculum. This colloquium is for those who seek to better prepare students so they can successfully practice in globally-interconnected and multicultural environments. 

CUGH Member Discount: Get 25% off this Signature Program with code 18GL25
Please note: CUGH Members are also eligible to receive 25% off the NAFSA Annual Conference Registration if purchased with the Global Learning Colloquium. Please use code: 1825REG.
Earn CME Credit - 5 New Online Courses Offered by Harvard Medical School Open for Registration
In the United States and around the world, there has been growing recognition of the marked disparities in access to and delivery of health care depending on one's gender, race, socioeconomic status, and country of residence. This can lead to major inequities in health care outcomes, and devastating personal, public health, and global consequences. 

In these new and timely courses, disparities and inequities in health and health care will be explored from diverse perspectives, bringing together researchers, clinicians, and educators who are the premier leaders in their fields.
View Films by the Current Stanford Global Health & Media Fellow
Mark Lieber is a third-year medical student at the University of California, Irvine and the current Stanford Global Health & Media Fellow. He holds a Masters in Global Health Sciences from the University of California, San Francisco and pursued his undergraduate education at Stanford University ('06), where he double-majored in Human Biology and Film & Media Studies. Mark has worked as a videographer and content producer for National Geographic Television, Partners In Health, and Khan Academy, among others. Looking forward, Mark hopes to combine his medical training with his documentary film background to advocate for healthcare issues faced by vulnerable populations both domestically and abroad.

Farming for Life looks at the relationship between climate change and HIV outcomes, specifically by focusing on the role that food security plays in achieving positive HIV health outcomes. The story traces three farmers who are beneficiaries of an intervention called "Shamba Maisha" that trains HIV-positive individuals in western Kenya in sustainable agriculture practices. 

UCI Tanzania Ultrasound Trip was made by a medical student at UC Irvine and one of the participants in the medical school's international ultrasound to Tanzania. The video highlights the important role that ultrasound technology plays in medical diagnosis and management, particularly in resource-poor areas. It also is being used as a fundraising tool for future ultrasound trips. 

Leading Health Organizations Issue Challenge to Defeat Cervical Cancer
Article | The ASCO Post
5 Keys to Healthier Cities
Report | ISGlobal
California Adapts
Three Part Podcast Special | UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability & America Adapts, the Climate Change Podcast
Global Health Volunteering Featuring Dr. Judith Lasker
Video | Higher Education Today

8th Annual UCSF School of Dentistry Global Oral Health Symposium
May 7, 2018 | San Francisco, CA, USA
Building a Career in Global Health and Emergency Medicine Course
May 9-10, 2018 | San Francisco, CA, USA
May 10-12, 2018 | Kraków, Poland
2018 Planetary Health Annual Meeting 
May 29-31, 2018 | Edinburgh, UK 
NAFSA Global Learning Colloquium: Health Professions
May 30, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA, USA
CORE Group Global Health Practitioners Conference
June 4 - 7, 2018 | Bethesda, MD, USA
2018 North American Refugee Health Conference  
June 7-9, 2018 | Portland, OR, USA 
Public Health Law on the Frontlines: Countering Law and Policy Challenges to State and Local Innovations
June 21-22, 2018 | Washington, DC
Extreme Affordabilty: West Africa 
July 8-10, 2018 | Kpong, Ghana
AIDS 2018 Nursing Pre-conference
July 22, 2018 | Amsterdam, Netherlands
AFREhealth's Second Annual Symposium
August 6-8, 2018 | Durban, South Africa
Emerging Global Healthcare Leadership Symposium
September 25-28, 2018 | London, UK
10th Annual Anesthesia for Global Outreach Course  
October 26-28, 2018  | Boston, MA
One Health Day  
November 3, 2018  
Urban Transitions 2018
November 25-27, 2018  | Barcelona, Spain
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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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