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VIGH receives award for research training program in Ebola-affected countries

https://www.fic.nih.gov/News/GlobalHealthMatters/november-december-2016/Pages/research-capacity-in-countries-affected-by-ebola.aspx

​To help the countries most affected by the recent Ebola epidemic, Fogarty has launched a new program to strengthen research training in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In the first round of funding, four U.S. institutions received grants to partner with academic centers in two of the West African countries. The support will enable them to design training programs to increase expertise in Ebola, Lassa fever and other emerging viral diseases.

Vanderbilt Tuberculosis Center receives funding for research in Brazil and South Africa

December 9, 2016

https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2016/11/10/grants-enhance-tuberculosis-centers-global-research-efforts/

Since July, investigators in the Vanderbilt Tuberculosis Center have been awarded research grants totaling $5 million. The center’s outlook is global, with a focus on performing epidemiological and clinical studies to improve tuberculosis (TB) treatment and prevention.

Vermund Blog Post: World AIDS Day Collection

December 1, 2016

https://rstmh.org/blog/2016/dec/1/world-aids-day-web-collection-now-live

To acknowledge World AIDS Day, 1 December 2016, a wide variety of papers published in Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene and International Health over the past two years is offered online. Editorial Board member, Professor Sten Vermund, introduces the collection:

Health counselors: A key element in the fight against HIV

"The health counselor is the key member of the team. They are the true pillar. It is with the health counselor that patients have their first contact, on which everything else depends." ~Mauro Timana – Chefe Médico at Mocubela

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