District in Transformation: Expanded HIV Care and Treatment Service in Quelimane Takes Teamwork

FGH Communications Team (in country)
February 5, 2018

Mozambique has one of the highest rates of HIV infection — about 13% — in sub-Saharan Africa. With the expansion of health care delivery services provided by Vanderbilt’s Friends in Global Health (VUMC/FGH), patients in Quelimane District, the capital of Zambézia Province, now account for more than 30% of the total number of patients receiving care through the Avante Zambézia program. Multidisciplinary teams of clinical and support staff provide assistance to health facilities in the District. 

2018 Master of Public Health Practicum Colloquium

Vanderbilt Master of Public Health (MPH) students presented their practicum experiences at the 2018 Public Health Practicum Colloquium on January 26. Through posters and discussion, students presented their practicum experiences working and learning in public health organizations and settings. Click here to view photos of the 2018 colloquium, and read below for practicum descriptions from MPH candidates in the Global Health track. 
 
  

NPR Highlights Work of VIGH Faculty Member

This week, Nashville Public Radio featured the work of VIGH Faculty Member Martin Were, M.D., M.S. and his work with electronic health records. Were developed the smartphone app mUzima for users to learn about symptoms and vital signs. He continues to work on creating electronic, personal health records for patients to access. Click here to listen to the NPR story. 

World Health Week 2018

2018 World Health Week | February 19 – 23
 
 Global Women’s Reproductive Health
 
 Organized by Vanderbilt Global Health Organization in partnership with Medical Students for Choice & Physicians for Human Rights, and funding provided by Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Office of Diversity Affairs and Council of Class Officers
 
 Daily schedule of guest speakers:

Collaboration between traditional healers and medical providers at a nearby health center saves lives in Namacurra

FGH Communications Team (in country)
January 5, 2018

Eighteen-year-old Ina Mora was in the district of Gilé visiting her husband’s family when she began feeling ill in May 2017. “Sometimes I had headaches, stomach aches and diarrhea. Both my legs got swollen and I got sick,” recalls Ina.

Calling for improved HIV data systems on World AIDS Day

December 18, 2017

On World AIDS Day, The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, published a blog post by Kate Clouse, Ph.D., MPH, VIGH core faculty. She calls for improved HIV data systems to provide quality care and ensure lifelong engagement in HIV care.