The Value of Global Health: Perspectives from the Bedside

Written by Stephen Scholand, MD, Nuvance Health Global Health Academy Faculty and eMagazine Columnist


The NVH/UVMLCOM Global Health Program serves a very important and multifunctional role in healthcare and particularly in clinical healthcare education. The core of the program is grounded in a bidirectional model to teach the next generation of physicians and healthcare providers.

Finally

Written by Joshua Matusuko, medical student at Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda


On January 11, 2023, Uganda was officially declared free from the Ebola Sudan Virus by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization. The declaration was made after no cases were reported for 42 days since the last case was released from care. Overall, 142 confirmed cases of Sudan virus disease (SVD) were reported, of which 55 died (CFR: 39%) and 87 recovered. In addition, 22 deaths among probable cases were reported in individuals who died before samples could be taken (overall CFR: 47%).

UNGA77: Creating an Empowerment Model in Global Health: Mitra Sadigh: Part III

Written by Mitra Sadigh, Writer, Editor, and Researcher at the Nuvance Health / University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine Global Health Program


I strongly believe in these ideas, but I do not call them decolonization. The term is too often misused. A change in structure does not guarantee a change in mindset. We can work toward greater representation on committees, for instance, but how will LMIC members overcome the colonial mentality towards speaking up and articulating their ideas without fear or intimidation? How will HIC members overcome the colonial mentality towards creating an environment of safety and respect for their colleagues while also sharing and even stepping down from power?

UNGA77: Creating an Empowerment Model in Global Health: Mitra Sadigh: Part II

Written by Mitra Sadigh, Writer, Editor, and Researcher at the Nuvance Health / University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine Global Health Program


The question for GH education programs is how to nurture this keen participant. GH education functions within countless other colonially-rooted sectors. A change in culture inexorably precedes a change in practice. We must plant the seed for change within our students in HIC and LMIC—teach them to discover the roots of the inequities they witness and sometimes partake in.

UNGA77: Creating an Empowerment Model in Global Health: Mitra Sadigh: Part I

Written by Mitra Sadigh, Writer, Editor, and Researcher at the Nuvance Health / University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine Global Health Program


We open our discussion by acknowledging this as one single page in one of the longest human sagas, and colonization as one of our most ingrained stories. While the decolonization movement in GH has meaningful momentum right now, we must acknowledge our greater context and timeline. Like decolonization, the concept of GH is in perpetual evolution from its roots in colonial medicine to tropical medicine continuing through today’s terms of “planetary health” and calls for “decolonization” and “deconstruction/reconstruction.”

UNGA77: Creating an Empowerment Model in Global Health: Dr. Sewankambo

Written by Nelson Sewankambo MBChB, MSc, M.MED, FRCP, LLD (HC)


Thank you for giving me this opportunity to share the history of the Infectious Diseases Institute in Kampala which is now about twenty years old. I and many others including researchers from HIC started it when I was dean of the School of Medicine at Makerere University in Uganda. We were doing a lot of research on AIDS with our HIC partners but were not having the impact on our communities that we were hoping for. that we were hoping for. I had several meetings with our domestic and international colleagues to understand how to align our research projects to match the health needs of Ugandans.