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2014 CUGH Global Health Video Competition Winner - Global Health Advocacy

The Heart of Phuc

Congenital heart disease is the world's most common major birth defect. Less than 7% of the population has access to life-saving congenital heart surgery in the developing world, where congenital anomalies are the eighth leading cause of death in children.

Not every global health challenge can be eradicated through health promotion and disease prevention. Advanced, tertiary level care is imperative for the treatment of heart defects in children born with these conditions.

2014 CUGH Global Health Video Competition Winner - Global Health Innovation

Botswana-Upenn Partnership Telemedicine and Health Informatics Program
The Botswana-UPenn Partnership (BUP) Telemedicine and Health Informatics Capacity Building Program takes a multi-pronged, inter- disciplinary approach to developing integrated capacity with local partners in Botswana. Public-Private-Partnerships are essential to sustainably scaling mHealth initiatives, and Orange's commitment and investment as a telecom partner has been monumental to the progress of these mHealth initiatives in Botswana.

2014 CUGH Global Health Video Competition Winner - Global Health Innovation

The Pratt Pouch
The Pratt Pouch is a foilized polyethylene five-layered medicine pouch that looks like a ketchup pouch. It houses medicine that can be given to HIV-positive mothers who give birth at home in developing countries to prevent transmission of the disease to their babies. The pouch can be filled by a local pharmacist and keep the medicine effective for up to a year. The project was carried through in the Duke University Developing World Healthcare Technologies Lab and led by Professor Robert Malkin along with undergraduate students.

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