The Latest News from VIGH

Pilot study seeks to understand and address health care worker burnout in Mozambique

Working in collaboration with Friends in Global Health (FGH), the Vanderbilt Institute of Global Health (VIGH) will collect interview data from health care workers to understand the challenges they face, the frustrations they feel, and the support they receive while providing HIV care and delivery in public hospitals. The VIGH and FGH teams will use this data to design and pilot two psychosocial interventions aimed at improving health care workers' mental health.

V-BRCH Organizes and Facilitates a Grant Writing Training Workshop at Partner-Site in Nigeria

By Aisha Hussain, V-BRCH Program Manager at AKTH With a drive to alleviate the challenge of an under-capacitated health system and meet the need for skilled clinical investigators who can generate evidence to tackle the double burden of HIV and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), the Vanderbilt-Nigeria Building Research Capacity in HIV and Non-communicable Diseases (V-BRCH) program organized a Grant Writing Workshop at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) in April 2022. 

Congratulations to the 2022 Graduate Certificate in Global Health Recipients

Each year, medical and graduate students prove that global health isn’t only about seeing patients. The work of improving healthcare requires work at all levels and across many fields. For this reason, the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health offers the Graduate Certificate in Global Health, an interdisciplinary program that draws students from across campus to study global health issues through the lenses of their field of study.

Vanderbilt and Zambian colleagues establish cancer research and training program

In partnership with the University of Zambia (UNZA) and the Zambia Cancer Diseases Hospital (CDH), the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, the Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center received $1.3 million for a five-year training grant funded by the National Cancer Institute to support cancer epidemiology research in Zambia.

World Health Week 2022 at VUMC

The VUSM Global Health Organization is excited to present an in-person World Health Week, taking place from Monday, April 11 to Thursday, April 14! World Health Week is a series of events dedicated to spreading awareness about global health and features panels and talks by clinicians and students involved in the field.  Monday (4/11) 5:30p-6:30p @ EBL 320/21 Internal Medicine

Capacity-building grant trains biostatisticians in West Africa

The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH), Vanderbilt Department of Biostatistics, and Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), longstanding collaborating institutions in the U.S. and Nigeria, have partnered on a new five-year, $1.4 million training grant from Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  The program seeks to create a cohort of highly skilled Nigerian biostatisticians with the capacity to lead and supervise high-level biostatistics activities for HIV research studies in West Africa. 

VIGH well-represented at annual global health international conference

Seven groups of Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) faculty, staff, and trainees will present at the annual international conference of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH). Established in 2008 with a mission focused on empowering academic institutions and other partners to address global health challenges and ultimately transform global health, CUGH works to improve the well-being of people and the planet through education, research, service, and advocacy.