Past Projects

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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.  

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

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. 

 

Who universal healthcare global partnership

WHO works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable. Their goal is to ensure that a billion more people have universal health coverage, to protect a billion more people from health emergencies, and provide a further billion people with better health and well-being. This project worked in collaboration with Dr. Denis Porignon in relation to universal health coverage and policy. 


Goal: To establish a formal partnership with the WHO and work towards UHC in underserved communities.

 

 

 

 

Decolonization of global public health initiative


This project is calling on the field of Public Health to make institutional change addressing racism and colonial influences, and is composed of a petition component as well as collecting and interpreting data surrounding LMIC representation.

Goal: To initiate decolonization methodologies into the academic curriculum and elevate platforms in LMIC, achieving Indigenous sovereignty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOPe springs Nigeria

This project focuses on data collection on WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) capacities at hospitals and clinics in Enugu state. The project also involves helping create an anonymous and confidential platform in which health care workers can submit their thoughts on the WASH services at their facilities.

Goal: To analyze data and research methods for improving WASH techniques in Nigeria. 

 

 

 

 

 

birth justice defenders

This project has developed a needs assessment/knowledge, attitudes, and practice-focused survey within the 3 branches of the organization Birth Justice Defenders located in NYC. This organization focuses on maternal and child health amongst communities of color in NYC, working extensively with the Latinx community in particular.

Goal: To improve maternal and neonatal health outcomes in marginalized communities in NYC. 

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