Category Archives: GLEPI

Coalition Support Intern, Task Force for Global Health

Organization Description

The Task Force for Global Health is an independent, 501(c)3, nongovernmental organization based in Atlanta, GA, USA, with a field office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Our programs focus on eliminating diseases and protecting populations. Since our founding, we only take on problems we know can be solved, and we do it through powerful, global collaborations because we are in the business of solving problems. Until now, there has been no established forum to promote promising practices across the many and varied types of health campaigns. To address these gaps, The Task Force for Global Health has launched the Health Campaign Effectiveness Coalition with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Coalition is a cross-campaign coalition that fosters learning and systems change. It brings together country leaders, donors, multilateral organizations and NGOs from several large-scale health campaign domains, as well as specialists in health systems, ethics, and health economics. The Coalition will support research that fosters the testing and replication of evidence-based campaign practices. It will also develop guidelines and approaches so campaigns can improve collaboration with the health systems of countries.

 

Duties and Responsibilities 

The student will serve as a REAL intern with the Health Campaign Effectiveness program. Student will assist in various coalition-support activities including but not limited to:

  • Support HCE Coalition work group(s) activities, such as communication to work group members, planning and supporting meetings, following up on work group action items, and facilitating coordination
  • Assist in managing website resources to fulfill the coalition’s knowledge management strategy/focus
  • Contribute towards the planning and facilitation of a (virtual) international conference to convene the HCE Coalition
  • Contribute to literature review and synthesis activities

This role for the student will allow them to work hands on with members of the team such as the Communications Manager, Project Manager, Sr Associate Director for the Coalition, Sr Associate Director for Implementation Research, the Director, along with members of a global health coalition.

 

This position is remote eligible and is open to REAL and non-REAL students. 

 

How to Apply 

Click here to read more about this position and apply on Handshake! 

 

 

 


Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Global Safe WASH

Description:

The Moe Research Group in the The Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene is seeking to hire one or two GRAs to support several of our current and future projects  in this summer and coming fall. 

Project Summary: 

The Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (CGSW) is seeking Graduate Research Assistants (GRA) with strong data skills to support multiple existing projects:

  1. (SaniPath (http://sanipath.org/), an exposure assessment study for fecal contamination in urban, low-income settings in more than ten cities
  2. Typhoid Environmental Surveillance Study, a sewage surveillance study to monitor Typhoid circulation in the city of Kolkata, India
  3. Exposure Assessment for Cholera in Nairobi, Kenya;

Student Role:  

Under the guidance of CGSW faculty and staff, the GRA will assist with database development, data management and analysis, data visualization, and publications.

Qualifications:  

Applicants must have good knowledge of public health, statistics, and computer programming.  

Skills: intermediate skill in R is required and knowledge about ODK/mobile data collection, Rmarkdown, and R Shiny are preferred

Interested?  

Please send your CV and an e-mail describing your interest, background, and availability during this summer and Fall 2020 semester to Yuke Wangyuke [dot] wang [at] emory [dot] edu and Suraja Rajsuraja [dot] jeya [dot] raj [at] emory [dot] edu.

 


COVID-19 and Global Environmental Change Webinar Series, 5/11

Category : GLEPI News/Events

Part 3 of Webinar Series: The Decade After

The COVID pandemic has induced radical societal change in the matter of months, a sense of urgency, and emphasized the need for coordinated international action. How can we leverage this once in a generation inflection point to create the same sense of urgency and levels of coordinated action to address the climate crisis and sustainable development? How do we create the public demand for a more sustainable future to ensure that we do not return to business as usual? What will be the lessons from the COVID pandemic about addressing social and economic inequities?

Moderators:

Gonzalo Franjul, Policy Director, ISGlobal

Seminar Outline

  • Introduction (10 min): Céline Charveriat, Executive Director, Institute for European Environmental Policy
  • How the COVID pandemic can accelerate progress towards SDGs-Eeva Furman, SYKE (15 min)
  • The potential for social movements and collective action Christos Zografos, University Pompeu Fabra (15 min)
  • Could COVID move the dial forward on addressing inequalities? Mauricio Barreto, Maurício L. Barreto, MD, PhD, Emeritus Professor, Federal University of Bahia, and Senior Investigator at FIOCRUZ. Director of the Center for Data and Knowledge Integration for Health (Cidacs), Fiocruz FIO Cruz, Brazil (15 min)
  • Getting the message right – how to build broad support and urgency for change? (15 min) Rafa Villasanjuan, ISGlobal.
  • Moderated discussion (15 min)
     

Register

  • Click here to register for the third and final event in this webinar series on May 11 at 9am EST (15:00 CEST) 

 

 

COVID-19, Global Environmental Change, and Opportunities to Progress Toward SDGs: Webinar Series, 4/28

Category : GLEPI News/Events

Description

This first session from a series of online webinars explores the proximal and distal causes of the pandemic and the complex relation between infections, climate and other global environmental change. How do global environmental changes such as biodiversity loss, climate change, pollution, and urbanization facilitate the occurrence of new epidemics or modulate their public health impact?

Click here to view a pdf with more detailed information regarding the webinar series and the individual, upcoming events! 

Programme

  • Introduction to the series. COVID-19 and Planetary Health (Josep M Antó, ISGlobal)
  • The Day After (Oriana Ramírez, ISGlobal)
  • Global environmental pollution and resilience to infections (David Savitz, Brown University, USA)
  • Land use change and biodiversity loss (Fernando Valladares, CSIC)
  • Lessons from SARS, Ebola, Nipah – how our relationship with other animals got us here (Júlia Vergara, IRTA-CRESA)
  • Moderated discussion (15 min). Moderator: Cathryn Tonne

This is the first of a series of online webinars featuring presentations from area experts and moderated discussion to foster knowledge exchange across a broad audience. It is offered by ISGlobal and the Day After (el Día Después in Spanish) platform, and is oriented to a general scientific audience. It will be in English.

Register 

  • Click here to register for the first event in the webinar series on April 28th at 9am EST (15:00 CEST)

EGHI/GT COVID-19 Hackathon, 5/8-5/16

Category : GLEPI News/Events

Description 

The Emory Global Health Institute is hosting a virtual hackathon focused on developing solutions for specific COVID-19 problems in May. The virtual hackathon is a partnership with the Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech & Emory, Georgia Tech’s CREATE X Startup Launch accelerator program, and the Emory University School of Medicine

 The virtual hackathon will take place May 8-16. Teams comprised of Emory University and Georgia Tech students will attempt to hack problems around COVID-19 screening, prevention, treatment, monitoring, and recovery efforts. The winning teams will each receive $10,000, the opportunity to take their solution to market through Georgia Tech’s CREATE-X, and other potential investment opportunities. All Emory students, including 2020 graduates, are eligible to participate.

Registration Information


GSK Fellowship, Task Force for Global Health

Job Description

The Task Force for Global Health is offering a fellowship opportunity to a graduate student from June – August 2020.
Fellows will have an opportunity to:

  • Work as part of an ongoing Task Force program/department
  • Become exposed to a pressing global health issue
  • Become familiar with working with coalitions and collaborative concepts
  • Work with a supervisor who is interested in mentoring

Program Background

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) virus cause 1.3 million deaths per year and over two million new infections occur annually. Because hepatitis B vaccination, curative therapy for hepatitis C and other interventions can effectively prevent viral hepatitis transmission and mortality, the 2016 World Health Assembly endorsed goals for hepatitis elimination and preventing 7 million deaths by 2030. However, to eliminate hepatitis, access to effective interventions must improve. In 2019, to help countries build effective programs and accelerate progress toward hepatitis elimination, The Task Force for Global Health launched the Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination (CGHE). CGHE, www.globalhep.org, builds capacity for hepatitis elimination globally through delivery of technical assistance, knowledge generation and dissemination, and advocacy among partners united in a community of practice.

Project

CGHE is looking for a Fellow to support data analysis, operational research and technical assistance activities of the Coalition. CGHE works closely with the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington to analyze and disseminate hepatitis burden of disease data. Coalition operational research projects look to answer gaps in the evidence about effective models for delivering hepatitis prevention, testing, and treatment interventions to affected populations. Currently, CGHE is conducting a review of national hepatitis action plans and coordinating an operational research study on retreatment options for persons living with HCV who fail first line treatment. CGHE is looking to launch additional operational research studies on simplified HBV treatment models of care in low-resource settings and HCV testing and treatment of people who inject drugs (PWID). Coalition technical assistance projects respond to the needs of national and sub-national hepatitis elimination programs in planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. CGHE technical assistance priorities are currently in supporting national programs in developing improved testing algorithms and strategies and assessing laboratory capacity for testing scale-up to reach elimination goals.

Activities and Opportunities

Under the supervision of the Director of CGHE, Dr. John Ward, and the Assistant Director of CGHE Ms. Lindsey Hiebert, the Fellow will support the advancement of the initiatives described above. Specific activities and roles for the Fellow will include:

  • Lead analyses of hepatitis burden of disease data from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of systematic reviews on topics such as hepatitis C testing among PWID
  • Develop evidence summaries and toolkits for elimination programs, i.e. national plan template
  • Assist in implementation of technical assistance projects on hepatitis testing with Ministries of Health and community-based organizations
  • Conduct data collection and analysis for operational research projects on hepatitis prevention, testing, and treatment
  • Write blog posts, scientific manuscripts, or reports, as appropriate, to summarize outcomes and findings from activities
  • Draft social media and news content on Coalition project outcomes and results

The fellowship will provide a stipend of up to $2,500 paid bi-weekly at $14.25 per hour. The total hours worked will not exceed 230.

Application Requirements

Fellowship applicants should meet the following qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled as a graduate student in public health, international development, or health sciences
  • Completion of first year of graduate studies in high academic standing
  • Coursework in public health, global health, or health sciences
  • Outstanding oral and written communication, excellent facilitation, and presentation skills
  • Experience in data analysis (Excel, Stata, R, SPSS or SAS)
  • Global health field experience


How to Apply

  • A cover letter stating the applicant’s area of interest in public health that includes an overview or summary of related projects, experiences, or publications produced by the applicant (maximum one page)
  • Resume
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation from instructors or supervisors in related positions that details the performance of the individual
  • Completed application packages should be emailed to Ms. Hiebert (lhiebert [at] taskforce [dot] org) or hand delivered to the Task Force for Global Health office, or received via mail by the deadline: May 8, 2020.

Refer to the posting on Handshake to see more details about the position. 


EGHI Global Health Forum, 4/14

Category : GLEPI News/Events

Click here to register for this Global Health Forum on “Preserving Mental Health during the Global Coronavirus Pandemic,” on Zoom!

See attached flyer for more details. 


APE Opportunity, Task Force for Global Health

Study on the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases:

The Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center (NTD-SC) is seeking an MPH student to conduct a study on the impact of the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD), for which NTD-SC serves as Secretariat. The study would include an analysis of studies funded through and influenced by COR-NTD activities, as well as a series of interviews with key coalition stakeholders on the impact of COR-NTD on their research activities. Deliverables will include a data analysis and written report, which will be leveraged to promote COR-NTD to funders and prospective partners.

About NTD-SC:

The NTD-SC is a program of The Task Force for Global Health, which is an affiliate of Emory University based in Decatur, GA. We support the global effort to control and eliminate diseases which impact poor and neglected populations, by:

  • Engaging partners – including ministries of health, researchers, NGOs, donors, and the World Health Organization – to identify knowledge gaps and other barriers to disease prevention
  • Informing best practices through operational research studies and other innovations that improve and sustain essential health services
  • Reaching those most affected so that they may benefit from our innovations and so that progress towards disease prevention is accelerated.

Applied Practicum Experience (APE) Competencies:

For the literature review portion of the APE, we are seeking a student with familiarity of Web of Science. In addition, the student should have an interest in qualitative methods to design, implement, and analyze a study of key informant interviews.

The APE will leverage the following RSPH competencies:

  • Interpret results of data analysis for public health research, policy or practice
  • Propose strategies to identify stakeholders and build coalitions and partnerships for influencing public health outcomes
  • Communicate audience-appropriate public health content, both in writing and through oral presentation

Additional Information:

Per the policy of The Task Force for Global Health, this APE will be conducted on a volunteer basis. This APE will be based at The Task Force for Global Health in Decatur, GA, but remote work will also be considered (with regular check-ins via Skype).

To Apply:

Interested applicants may send a resume and cover letter to Chelsea Toledo, Associate Director of Communications & Development at ctoledo [at] taskforce [dot] org.


EGHI Global Health Forum on COVID-19 Recording

Category : GLEPI News/Events

Local and Global Preparedness in Response to the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak


Click here to view the Emory Global Health Institute’s forum on preparedness in the Novel Coronavirus outbreak . 

Speakers Include: 

  • Hansa Bhargava, MD: Senior Medical Director at WebMD and MEdscape 
  • Jim Lavery, PhD, M.Sc.: Conrad N. Hilton Chair in Global Health Ethics at the Emory Center for Ethics 
  • Paul Meyer: Assistant General Manager, Operations and Transportation at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport 
  • Marybeth Sexon, MD: Epidemiologist at the Emory Clinic 
  • Henry Wu, MD: Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Emory School of Medicine 

GFE Opportunity in Ethiopia

**Please send your resume and cover letter ASAP to Dr. Dawn Comeau at dcomeau [at] emory [dot] edu. We will review resumes upon submission.  Potential candidates will be contacted for an interview. The GFE funding application is due 2/20. 

Project Title:

Evaluation of the MEPI Scholars program for developing research capacity of junior faculty at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Project contact:

Dr. Dawn Comeau, Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, dcomeau [at] emory [dot] edu

Dates:

May 15- August 1 (tentative dates, flexible within this time period, minimum 6 weeks in Ethiopia)

Description:

The Medical Education Partner Initiative (MEPI) Junior Faculty Program at the College of Health Sciences at Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia) is funded by the NIH’s Fogarty International Center. In collaboration with Emory, the MEPI program builds research capacity in selected priority scientific disciplines to improve research infrastructure and research support in Ethiopia.  The program trains junior faculty in four scientific areas: HIV/AIDS and related infections, maternal and child health, non-communicable diseases and mental health.  The program has funded over 40 trainees to become independent scientific investigators by providing research methods training, mentoring and professional development. 

This summer, we are looking for a RSPH student to apply for a GFE award and work with our Ethiopian colleagues to evaluate the program.  Preliminary evaluation plans include conducting qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys with program participants, stakeholders, and key members of leadership about the program outcomes and lessons learned.  The evaluation will also likely include a document review of progress reports, course evaluations, and publications.  Case studies might be developed to describe unique success stories and impactful outcomes of the program.  Most data collection will be in English. Final evaluation plans will be developed in country with collaborators. 

Qualifications and Experience: 

Students applying for this position should ideally have previous experience working in a global setting, the ability to communicate and collaborate with high level officials in clinical settings and higher education institutions, a desire to apply mixed methods research skills, and the ability to travel to Ethiopia for at least six weeks during the summer of 2020. The student will be mentored by faculty at Emory and AAU and will work closely with the MEPI program evaluator at the school of public health at AAU.

Position suited to a first year BSHE or global health student but we will review applications from all departments. This could be a practicum or thesis project. However, it is not paid position. Students must write and submit a GFE application for funding (https://sph.emory.edu/rollins-life/community-engaged-learning/global-field-experience/index.html). 

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Experience with mixed methods and/or evaluation research and interest in evaluation as a career
  • Ability to work with diverse team members including interacting with a range of professionals in high ranking leadership positions
  • Ability to remain flexible and adapt to changing program objectives
  • Experience working in higher education and clinical settings
  • Experience or interest in working in Ethiopia or other settings outside the United States
  • Amharic language skills (optional)