Cutting collaborations will not put “America first”

Studies tracking swine flu in Asia are showing how farmers in the US Midwest can transport livestock more safely. Research into a strange pattern of dementia in middle-aged Colombian villag­ers has led to a powerful clinical trial to test preventive treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. Studies to model how changes such as urbanization and deforestation affect[…]

Fogarty aims to inspire future global health leaders

​Opinion by Fogarty Director Dr Roger I Glass ​Cultivating the next generation of leaders in global health research is one of Fogarty’s key goals. Since 2004, we’ve been providing pre-doctoral “Scholars” and postdoctoral “Fellows” with support for a yearlong, hands-on, mentored research experience at an NIH-funded center overseas through the Global Health Program for Fellows[…]

On Mother’s Day, a global report reminds us that poor, urban Indian mothers are struggling

India ranks No 140 of the 179 countries on the Mothers’ Index. Even Bangladesh is placed higher. Urban India is a hard place for poor mothers and their children. That was made horrifying obvious in the Mothers’ Index, a global study released earlier this week ranking the well-being of the world’s women and children. India[…]