Eight Great Speakers Round Out Autumn 2017 Speaker Series

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The fall Voices from the Field series, co-sponsored by the Global Water Institute, the Center for African Studies and the Global One Health Initiative, brought together eight speakers in multiple disciplines to give their perspectives on the Challenges and Opportunities of Data in Africa. Over 150 people attended the series throughout the semester, with additional attendees participating remotely through live …

Brown Bag: Cooperation and Collaboration to Meet Challenges of Research in a ‘No-Go’ Zone

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series In the fall of 2013, the Modeling Regime Shifts in the Logone (MORSL) team was eager to continue their multi-year human and natural system research on the Logone Floodplain in the Far North Region of Cameroon. However, growing regional unrest spilling over from neighboring Nigeria prevented the team from traveling to their …

The 411 on Social Franchising – External Advisory Board Member Speaks With Fisher MBA Students

Chaitanya Balasubramanyam Wells to Wellness

Recently, a member of our external advisory board, Michael Seid, international franchising consultant, came to speak to a group of Fisher MBA students on campus. Well over 40 students attended the lecture, on a topic of great interest in the business world: franchising. Franchising is defined as licensing the right to use a firm’s business model and brand for a …

First Two “Sustainable Village” Projects Underway in Tanzania

Maureen Langlois Wells to Wellness

Two villages in the Singida region of Tanzania will collaborate with GWI and other partners in November to begin implementation of two pilot Sustainable Village Water Systems. Consisting of both water and the basic necessities needed to keep water systems sustainable (support for sanitation/hygiene, food production, and income generation), the pilot projects will serve an estimated 6,000 people who currently lack consistent access to clean water and improved …

Lunch Speaker: One Health Concepts From Traditional Healers And Professional Perspectives in Ethiopia

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NOTE NEW VENUE. Due to high demand, this event will now be in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Lounge (Room 132), Hale Hall, 154 W 12th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210 Implications For Practical Intervention In Pastoral Communities Balako Gumi Donde (DVM, MSTAH, M.Sc, Ph.D.), associate professor of epidemiology at Bule Hora University in Ethiopia will discuss fieldwork experiences focusing on …

Elimination of Mother-to-child Transmission of HIV: Using Data in Real Time to Help Close the Gap in DR Congo

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Over 90% of the 2.1 million children living with HIV worldwide acquired their infection through mother-to-child transmission either during pregnancy, labor and delivery or breastfeeding. With timely and appropriate antiretroviral treatment, the risk of an infected mother passing the virus to her baby can be virtually eliminated. However, despite the historical progress …

Fellowship Opportunity for Graduate Students

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If you’re a graduate student with an interest in promoting health in under-served communities in the Columbus area, please consider applying for the Columbus-Athens Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program. This program is open to anyone who will be enrolled in graduate or professional school during the 2018-19 school year, in any discipline, with an interest in developing a service project to increase …

Deadline Approaching for Student Program in Tanzania

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Our friends at the Sustainable and Resilient Tanzanian Community program are once again taking a group of Ohio State students on a service-learning trip to Tanzania this spring, and the deadline to enroll is quickly approaching. Applications must be received by this coming Thursday, November 9th. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who wants to get involved with the Global …

Engineering Students Seek Solution For Too Much Fluoride

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Fluoride—an indispensable element for dental health, right? That’s why many cities in the United States add it to their drinking water. But what if you have too much? Too much of a good thing Depending on where you are on Earth, you might have just that problem: too much fluoride. Due to the local rock chemistry, some regions’ groundwater naturally contains …

Water Management Association of Ohio Networking Event

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Love learning? Curious about hot topics in today’s water issues? Want to discover jobs in water-related fields? On November 1, the Water Management Association of Ohio will host a career networking session where students will be able to meet working water professionals. Students may also stay to see winning posters in the categories of dam safety, floodplain management, lake management, stormwater, …