Fall 19'-Spring 20'
PROJECT 1: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Community-based health and first aid (CBHFA) is a behavior-change based approach where community-based volunteers work in the communities where they live, work, and play to build health literacy and community ties. They have 7 million volunteers in over 154 countries working in a range of different contexts including development, schools, migrant centers, emergency shelters and camps, brothels, and prisons.
Goal: Meta-evaluation of the CBHFA program/approach’s effectiveness as an important part of our evidence base.
PROJECT 2: Backpack Health Worker Team
The BackPack Health Worker Team is a community-based organization established by health workers from their respective ethnic areas. The BPHWT equips ethnic people, living in rural and remote areas, with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage and address their health care problems, while working towards the long-term sustainable development of primary healthcare infrastructure in Burma.
Goal: Develop an information booklet for incoming interns to the Backpack Health Worker Team. It should relate to political history, EAO’s, healthcare status, and the operation of BPHWT.
Project 3: UNICEF Myanmar
The team will use data provided by UNICEF country and field offices in Myanmar and Bangladesh to design innovative and human-centered interventions to address the urgent health needs of the Rohingya population. Data analysis, descriptive statistics, and data visualization will be used to propose effective and sustainable interventions to address pressing health challenges in complex settings.
Goal: A systematic literature review on peer-reviewed and gray literature on topics surrounding AAP
Project 4: UNICEF/ WHO WCARO
"Reaching every district" (RED) is a strategy to achieve the goal of 80% immunization coverage in all districts and 90% nationally in the WHO member states. RED aims to fully immunize every infant with all vaccines included in the national immunization schedule of countries. In order to achieve this goal, the strategy focuses on building national capacity from the district level upward to maximize access to all vaccines, old and new.
Goal: Create a logic model/framework for the program
Project 5: Ivory Coast Mothers and Children
ICMC’s focus and support provide funding to help women access life-saving preventive and obstetric care to fight maternal and infant mortality; supports training opportunities to advance the knowledge and skills of the clinic’s dedicated midwives and nurses; and provides community-based education and outreach initiatives to tackle preventive diseases like typhoid and diarrhea.
Goal: Create and implement a family planning program in rural Cote d’Ivoire
Project 6: Qmetis, Healthcare Tech Company
Qmetis is a healthcare tech company that uses evidence-based medicine to make decision support software tools for hospitals. The company lobbies state departments of health in order to start pilot programs that implement the software in numerous hospitals throughout the state. The software is marketed as a tool for health departments to reduce costs and improve long-term outcomes by decreasing variance in care in hospitals through the use of evidence-based medicine.
Goal: An investment case that analyzes the return for States that use decision support tools in terms of Medicaid costs
Project 7: Newborn Foundation
The BORN Project is the first global health initiative leveraging mobile pulse oximetry technology to combat neonatal mortality. This targeted education-and-implementation project is bringing low-cost, effective screening for the most common, life-threatening conditions in newborns - claiming the lives of nearly 2 million babies every year, 2/3 of those in the first week of life. Based on this partnership with the Newborn Foundation, we are analyzing the data coming from Mexico and looking for new data from other countries.
Goal: make a multi-centric study comparing pulse oximetry readings from Mexico, Bolivia, and China to see how altitude is affecting the babies' SpO2.
PROJECT 8: Mycetoma Research Center
The Mycetoma Research Center was established in 1991 under the umbrella of the University of Khartoum. It was set up at Soba University Hospital to provide medical care for mycetoma patients, research and education, and teaching in the various aspects of mycetoma. Phase I consists of describing the diagnosis, reporting, and surveillance systems in place in countries where eumycetoma is present, and phase II consists of adapting the resources and practices of the Mycetoma Research Center in Sudan to be applicable in other settings identified in Phase I.
Goal: A formal report of diagnosis and surveillance systems in place in countries where Mycetoma is present.