Global Health News:
- 9News Denver broadcast a story about the Center for Global Health's multi-disciplinary project to improve health and healthcare services in rural Guatemala - see the broadcast.
- Center for Global Health at the Colorado School Public Health designated a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center - see the news release.
- Bill & Melinda Gates grant awarded to Center for Global Health at the Colorado School of Public Health - see the news release.
- University of Colorado, School of Medicine Student, Andrew Brookens works in Bolivia battling Chagas Disease Read the article. Andrew is also a recipient of the Robinson Durst International Student Scholarship which aided him in his travel to Bolivia. To learn more about this scholarship click here.
- Filmmaker and Executive Director of 'Come Let's Dance,' Shane Gilbert spoke of hope and change starting with African youth in Uganda Learn about her work.
Polio Scientific Declaration
Join hundreds of scientists, doctors and technical experts from around the world to launch the Scientific Declaration on Polio Eradication on 11 April 2013. Today, the world is closer than ever to eradicating polio, with just 223 cases in five countries last year.
To capitalize on this time-limited opportunity to finally end the disease, a wide range of experts have signed the declaration to emphasize the achievability of polio eradication and endorse the Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan, a new strategy by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) to reach the end of polio by 2018.
The scientists and experts signing the declaration come from more than 75 countries and include Nobel laureates, vaccine and infectious disease experts, public health school deans, pediatricians and other health authorities. For additional information about the Scientific Declaration or to view a full list of signatories, please visit the Emory Vaccine Center Website.
Public Health Director, Chiri Health Center, Ethiopia
BACKGROUND: Lalmba Association is a small, Colorado-based NGO that operates a health center, public health program and orphan care program in the rural southwest Ethiopian highlands. We are looking for a volunteer to oversee the Chiri Health Center’s public health programs for a period of 1-2 years.
Lalmba pays no salary but covers expenses related to travel to/from Ethiopia and expenses related to work in Ethiopia, including visas, airfare, room and board, and health insurance.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Public Health Director will provide the leadership for Chiri Health Center’s Public Health program, which includes management of Ethiopian nurses, CHC support staff, and local health extension workers. The PH Director oversees education for local women’s and men’s groups, community gardens, malnutrition prevention and education, community TB education/prevention/defaulter tracing, antenatal education, outreach for HIV voluntary testing and counseling, vaccination support, severe acute malnutrition evaluation and interventions, latrine promotion, and promotion of safe water systems. Support for local health extension workers includes reinforcement, education, and mentoring in remote settings regarding topics ranging from danger signs in pregnancy and delivery to outpatient identification and treatment of malnutrition.
QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have a degree in public health with experience or interest in global health. Licensed nurse practitioners or physician assistants who have an interest in public health are also welcome to apply. The PH Director should be in good health as driving and hiking to remote and scenic destinations will be routine. Management experience and proficiency with Word and Excel is desirable.
TO APPLY: For more information, go to www.lalmba.org or call 303-420-1810. Please fill out the application form on our Volunteer page: http://www.lalmba.org/volunteer_form.html and send a CV and a statement of interest to Lalmba@lalmba.org.
The Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) is an exciting union of the Peace Corps and the Global Health Service Corps that will expand opportunities for doctors and nurses to work abroad as medical educators. To hear a recent NPR story about the GHSP, follow this link. To learn more about the GHSP, go to their website.
Global Impact Corps: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Experience is an immersive global health experience, wherein volunteers participate in and learn from Unite for Sight's health delivery programs, which have provided care to more than 1.5 million patients. Year-round sites in Ghana, Honduras and India. Click here to learn more.
Global Health Job-Search Resources:
For a listing of global health organizations and job-search databases, click here.
For a listing of Colorado-based non-profit organizations, click here.