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Universitywide Global Health News

This page pulls together global health news from across Rutgers. To receive our monthly e-newsletter, a short, curated list of global health stories, events, and resources, subscribe to Global Health Connection.

Improving TB Treatment—and Survival—in the World’s Poorest Places

Improving TB Treatment—and Survival—in the World’s Poorest Places

Tuberculosis researcher Christopher Vinnard of Rutgers’ Public Health Research Institute is developing a urine test that can pinpoint—easily and resourcefully—the effectiveness of patients’ TB treatment dosages. This new test would be more accessible to clinicians in low-income countries.

Something Big is Happening at Rutgers

Something Big is Happening at Rutgers

On March 27, Rutgers Global Health Institute is participating in the fourth annual Rutgers Giving Day, a 24-hour event that inspires significant philanthropic support for hundreds of causes across Rutgers. Institute director Richard Marlink will personally match the first $500 in donations.

Introducing Global Health Connection

Introducing Global Health Connection

Global Health Connection is a monthly newsletter published by Rutgers Global Health Institute. Each issue includes global health stories, events, and relevant resources from across Rutgers, all curated for your inbox in an easily digestible format.

How to Develop Cultural Competence

How to Develop Cultural Competence

Nursing science faculty member Susan Caplan, an authority on the assessment and treatment of mental health issues in Latino communities, offers practical tips for developing cultural competence while working in global health.

Confronting the Brutal Inequality in Cancer Care

Confronting the Brutal Inequality in Cancer Care

Among the many impacts of a new partnership between Rutgers and Botswana will be improved cancer care and prevention. Because a key challenge in Botswana is workforce capacity in the health sector, an early action item will be to train more clinicians to provide the specialized medical services that are needed in oncology and related fields.

Rutgers Establishes Collaborative Partnership With Botswana

Rutgers Establishes Collaborative Partnership With Botswana

Rutgers is dedicated to serving New Jersey—and the world. The university’s new partnership with Botswana, located in sub-Saharan Africa, aims to create transformational change throughout the country. In addition to improving the national health system, the Botswana-Rutgers collaboration will address information technology, higher education research, entrepreneurship, and civic leadership.

Is Pre-K Doing All It Can to Improve Child Health?

Is Pre-K Doing All It Can to Improve Child Health?

Preschool is an opportunity to foster a culture of health in which childhood poverty doesn’t lead to poor adult health, according to a policy paper by Rutgers’ National Institute for Early Education Research. High-quality preschool can contribute to children’s physical and mental health throughout their lives.

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine Makes New Sleep Apnea Treatment More Accessible

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine Makes New Sleep Apnea Treatment More Accessible

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine is making a new form of sleep apnea treatment available to Medicaid patients in New Jersey who previously lacked access to the less invasive device. Through an arrangement with Horizon HMO, patients can use a mandibular advancement device, a more comfortable form of sleep apnea treatment than the CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure), which many people find uncomfortable and don’t use consistently.