Each of the partnerships developed a Memorandum of Understanding to complete specific tasks or deliverables that advance global health practice. In December 2019, STAR completed the first of three Learning Exchanges with each of the partnerships to capture two baseline assessments: one on the actual partnership, completed collaboratively with the two partners; and the other on capacity building around knowledge management (KM), completed by each of the academic institutions individually.
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Serious health-related suffering (SHS) afflicts over 61 million people worldwide, with over 80% of symptom burden occurring in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Palliative care – an interdisciplinary intervention aiming to relieve physical, psychological, social, and spiritual suffering for patients and caregivers arising from serious illness – can reduce SHS globally. While access to palliative care has been deemed an essential human right by the World Health Organization and other international entities, there are major gaps in palliative care access and delivery that disproportionately afflict those in LMICs. These gaps are exacerbated by a lack of trained workforce, lack of access to pain medications, and inadequate integration into health systems and healthcare delivery.
The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change is an international, multi-disciplinary collaboration that monitors the links between health and climate change through indicators highlighting the threats to health and the solutions. The 2019 Global Report and its companion Policy Brief for the United States were released on November 13, 2019. Dr. Salas and Dr. Patz will discuss how these recent findings present a profound opportunity to improve health and the steps needed to achieve a healthier future for everyone.
Africa Health is the principle output of African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST) an initiative promoted by a network of African and international leaders in health and development. It is an independent Think Tank and a network.
To access the October 2019 issue, please use the following link: https://africa-health.com/africa-health-journals/africa-health-october-2...
The Global Health Starter Kit is a free, openly available, competency-based ‘starter’ curriculum for educators and trainees who are working toward unified standards for global oral health education to address the burden of oral diseases worldwide and their consequences. This webinar explores the journey of the Global Health Starter Kit’s development and implementation processes through educator and trainee eyes.
The Consortium of Universities for Global Health Denounces the US Withdraw from the Paris COP
Washington, DC-President Trump’s withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change threatens the health and economic well-being of the United States and countries around the world. This decision runs counter to bipartisan support for improving health and economic outcomes in the US.