During the March 20–24 fundraising event, we came together as a community to help Rutgers Global Health Institute faculty confront health disparities, locally and worldwide.
Ongoing Institute Partnerships Support the Health of Small Businesses and Their Communities
Recent educational events have featured presentations on supply chain resilience, digital communications, and financial goal setting. Helping small businesses is a way to address social determinants of health and help low-income and minority communities thrive.
World Health Day Calls for a Renewed Drive for Health Equity
Rutgers Global Health Institute joins the World Health Organization in commemorating World Health Day on April 7. Institute director Richard Marlink says that a global commitment to health equity is key to addressing current and future health challenges.
Rutgers Around the World Podcast Features Core Faculty Member Joachim Sackey
The nutritional epidemiologist discusses food insecurity from multiple perspectives, including different definitions of the term, its social and environmental influences, and the related global disparities.
Faculty Research Leads to Global Health Impact
The principal faculty of Rutgers Global Health Institute are innovators. They’re confronting diverse global health challenges – the critical issues that affect everyone, and the complex problems that are especially detrimental to the most vulnerable among us.
New Collaborations Confront Health Equity Issues in Global and Local Settings
Funded by Global Health Seed Grants, five faculty-led efforts will address disparities related to adolescent pregnancy and sexual health information, immigrant health care access, tuberculosis disease prevention, health communication training, and dementia among indigenous older adults.
Student-Run Health Clinic Emphasizes Socially Conscious Care
The Student Family Health Care Center at Rutgers serves the severely underserved: Newark residents who might otherwise be unable to access health care. The clinic was created following the 1967 Newark Rebellion, an uprising rooted in simmering frustration over the persistence of oppressive racial inequalities.
Oncology Researcher to Join Rutgers Global Health Institute
Wilfred Ngwa develops technologies that integrate with radiation therapy to improve cancer treatment. He also chairs the Lancet Oncology commission on cancer in sub-Saharan Africa and advises the Biden Administration. He will be a professor of global health and radiation oncology.
White House Announcement Highlights Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health
During this week’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the White House’s Cancer Moonshot program highlighted several initiatives to drastically improve cancer outcomes in Africa. Two Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health efforts were featured.
Geospatial Epidemiologist Is Joining Rutgers Global Health Institute
Ubydul Haque conducts data-based research for predicting locations of infectious disease outbreaks and examining climate-related health hazards. He will be an assistant professor of global health with a joint appointment at Rutgers School of Public Health.