Challenges And Opportunities Of Data In Africa: Autumn 2017 Voices from the Field Speaker Series

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GWI is once again teaming up with the Center for African Studies and the Global One Health initiative to present Voices from the Field, a brown bag speaker series featuring multidisciplinary researchers from Ohio State who work in Africa. This semester’s theme, Challenges and Opportunities of Data in Africa, explores how research, teaching and extension efforts can capture the potential …

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

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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 public health and the epidemiology of zoonotic diseases in pastoralists and their livestock. Donde will also analyze his studies on rabies, brucellosis, tuberculosis and other zoonoses using One Health approaches. …

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 …

Building Capacity in System Dynamics in Africa: The Mandela Washington Fellowship Experience

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Since 2016, two cohorts of young African professionals have come to Ohio State to take part in the Mandela Washington Fellowship Public Management Institute, geared to developing their leadership, public policy, networking and other skills.  A key component of the Institute is the Policy Analytics, Modeling, and Simulation (PAMS) workshop.  Fellows make use …

Household Surveys for Interdisciplinary Research: Challenges of Multidimensional Data Collection

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This session has been postponed until spring 2018. Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Leah Bevis, assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Developmental Economics at Ohio State will discuss research she conducted in Uganda investigating the linkages between soil biophysical systems and human health. She will relate challenges she encountered and solutions attempted while collecting, processing …

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, …

Q&A With Visiting Scholar Zaina Hussein

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Zaina Hussein, a Ph.D. student at the University of Dodoma in Tanzania, is here at Ohio State this fall as a visiting scholar working with Asst. Professor Audrey Sawyer in the School of Earth Sciences. Hussein, Sawyer and others are collaborating with GWI on a groundwater survey of rural Tanzania to fill a critical data gap in that area. Hear …

Ohio State Builds Capacity In Tanzania With Train-the-Trainers For Newborns

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Last year, a team of nurse trainers from Ohio State went to Dodoma, Tanzania to train practicing nurses there about critical care for newborns. This August, they went back and taught alongside last year’s alumni to create a group of local professionals capable of saving babies’ lives. As part of Ohio State’s Greif Neonatal Survival Program, instructors traveled to Tanzania …