The Global Health Initiative is a multidisciplinary university-wide effort to reduce health inequalities among underserved populations locally and worldwide through education, research, service and development of partnerships.
Global Health in Education, Research and Service
The GHI is distinguished by an integrative, overarching approach to the fundamentally interrelated problems of health and development. One key advantage of the GHI is its ability to bring together the social, cultural, and human dimensions of global health problems and their biomedical and technological elements under a single umbrella. Building upon Brown's expertise in both population analysis and infectious disease intervention, the Initiative offers high impact education, research, and service opportunities for students and faculty, and addresses issues of capacity, infrastructure, environment, and health care delivery to reduce the burden of disease in impoverished communities.
Watch a short video about the Brown Global Health Initiative, featuring Dr. Susan Cu-Uvin, Director of the Global Health Initiative.
Students in the Spotlight:
Hillary Mabeya, MBChB, MMED, PhD, a former Brown Fogarty AITRP fellow, is now Head of the Department of Reproductive Health, Moi University School of Medicine. He is past Chair of the Division of Reproductive Health, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, and while at Moi initiated a comprehensive cervical cancer screening program with the support of NIH funding. Dr. Mabeya is extensively involved in maternal care through obstetric fistula surgery and prevention through community based intervention programs. In 2011, he started the Gynocare Fistula Centre, a humanitarian facility for fistula repair in Eldoret, Kenya. Plans are underway to build a new hospital specifically for this purpose.
Read more about Dr. Mabeya and his important work:
Action on Fistula Update
Fistula surgery transforms lives in Kenya
Direct Relief Physician Spotlight: Hillary Mabeya
Direct Relief Partner Spotlight: Gynocare Fistula Center
Ida Sahlu, a doctoral student in Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, recently presented a poster at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting entitled, "Spatial distribution of Epilepsy and Severe Chronic Headaches in 60 villages across Nayala, Boulkiemdé, and Sanguié Provinces in Burkina Faso". Her work was funded by a Framework in Global Health Scholarship. Authors: Ida Sahlu, Hélène Carabin, Athanase Millogo, Rasmané Ganaba, Rabiou Cissé, Marie-Paule Boncoeur-Martel, Cici Bauer, Zékiba Tarnagda, Pierre Dorny, Pierre-Marie Preux.
Meet Sylvia Shangani, Brown AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP) trainee from Moi University. She has been supported by the Brown AITRP since 2012, having completed her Masters in
Brown Faculty in the News:
HIV testing yields diagnoses in Kenya but few seek care
Becky Genberg, PhD, assistant professor (research) of health services, policy and practice in the Brown University School of Public Health is the lead author on a new study of HIV testing in Kenya, recently published in the journal Lancet HIV. Read more here.