Smartphone app supports EHR efforts in low-income countries
Community-led health model improves maternal and child health outcomes in Kenya
In partnership with Lwala Community Alliance (Lwala), VIGH faculty member Troy Moon, M.D., MPH, provided mentorship to Vanderbilt medical student Sarah Heerboth to conduct a study assessing the level of knowledge of obstetric and neonatal danger signs among Community Health Workers (CHW) in rural western Kenya. Lwala centers on a community led health model, transforming traditional birth attendants into CHWs.
ImPACT Africa Expands to Ethiopia to Train Local Providers
Community-driven health efforts saving lives in Lwala
In the News: Newton Addresses Need for More Anesthesia Providers
Mark Newton, M.D., FAAP, Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, Director of Vanderbilt International Anesthesia, recently co-wrote an opinion piece for Devex, a media website for the global development community. The opinion piece focuses on the growing need of anesthesia providers across the world. In particular, low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have the fewest number of anesthesia providers.
VUSM Student Reflects on ISC: Global Health and Research Immersion Experience with Lwala Community Alliance
Sarah Heerboth, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Class of 2019 (expected), recently wrote an article reflecting on her experience working with Lwala Community Alliance in Kenya. Sarah worked at Lwala for her Integrated Science Course (ISC): Global Health, a research immersion course for third- and fourth-year medical students.
New Funding Opportunity: Lwala Monitoring and Evaluation Fellow
Dr. Were develops a mobile application to assist healthcare workers with electronic medical records in Kenya
Vanderbilt Medical Center Initiative Saves Lives in Kenya
A medical team delivered a baby via cesarean section in South Sudan one night in a room lit by flashlights and cellphones. The woman lived and so did her baby. If it hadn't been for a registered nurse trained to administer anesthesia the woman might have become one more mortality statistic on a continent where needing a c-section can mean death. While women in East Africa have access to hospitals, anesthesiologists are few and far between.
Global Health Nurse in Residence Program
Fogarty Fellow Dr. Rachel Idowu Learns Skills Useful for Global Health Career
Vanderbilt received $3 million grant to support international anesthesia education and training programs in Kenya
Apple releases documentary featuring the work of Lwala and their use of mobile app technology to improve the delivery of maternal and child health in rural Kenya
Announcing the Global Health Nurse in Residence Program
Vanderbilt Medical Students Go Global
Peace Corps honors Ochieng' brothers' effort in Lwala
Milton and Fred Ochieng' have been selected to receive the Peace Corps' 2012 annual Director's Award at the Franklin H. Williams Award ceremony in Washington, D.C. on September 20. The Ochieng' brothers are Vanderbilt University School of Medicine graduates and founders of the non-profit Lwala Community Alliance in Kenya, Africa. The Director's Award recognizes the brothers for their work with the Lwala Community Alliance.