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Nutrition and WASH: a recipe for success

Nutrition and WASH: a recipe for success hrandall Wed, 08/30/2017 – 13:53 Aug 30, 2017 Mwandwe Chileshe Global Program Associate at 1,000 Days and a Global Health Corps fellow Originally posted on the 1000 Days website.   In the leadup to World Water Week, WaterAid, SHARE (Sanitation and Hygiene Applied Research for Equity) and Action Against Hunger launched a new report, “The recipe for success,” in which they discuss  a key ingredient for fighting global malnutrition – WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene). The report highlights that 50% of undernutrition in children under five is associated with repeated diarrhea and infections resulting from poor WASH conditions. Additionally, poor sanitation is listed as the second leading cause of stunting worldwide.

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Tackling neonatal hypothermia in Uganda and Kenya

The Global Health Corps is a leadership development institute that aims to build the next generation of smart, innovative and compassionate global health leaders and mobilize the movement for health equity. All GHC fellows, partners and supporters are united in a common belief: health is a human right. Fellows work in pairs at placement organizations

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The Five Pillars of a Strong Global Health Brand

If there is one lesson I’ve learned from working at the Global Health Delivery (GHD) Project at Harvard University these last few months, it is that the global health field is full of extremely intelligent individuals that are required to maintain expertise in a variety of interdisciplinary skills. GHD’s mission is to build a network of professionals dedicated to value-based health care globally, and they do this by creating public goods that give global health professionals an opportunity to learn the varied skills needed to deliver health care effectively and efficiently without letting the quality of care they provide diminish. Through their online virtual communities on GHDonline.org, GHD connects more than 13,000 global health professional to solve their real-time health care delivery concerns. Doctors have the opportunity to ask engineers the best way to structure a TB clinic to prevent the spread of infection to new patients, while health literacy experts can share their health communications plans. For this fellowship year, I am helping GHD with their marketing and development.

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Global Health Corps now accepting applications for 2014-2015 fellowships

The Global Health Corps is now accepting the first part of applications for its 2014-2015 fellowships, and will be accepted through January 24, 2014. The fellowships draw young people with diverse backgrounds and interests, and are open to anyone who is proficient in English, will have an undergraduate university degree by July 2014, and is under the age of 30. While job descriptions for next year’s fellowships will be posted in December, details on last year’s fellowships offer some great background on the sort of positions and organizations that host fellows.

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Challenging the barriers to health care by challenging our values

When settling into a new country, one must go through a process, if you may, in order to adapt to his or her new surroundings. Moves aren’t easy, but as humans we’re wired to acclimate to our surroundings for survival. It’s been two months since I started my fellowship here in Uganda, and it’s been quite the journey. I’ve been faced with some difficulties and hard times, but having three other co-fellows by my side makes things much easier.

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Global Health Corps and the Human Capital Challenge

In my last post, I talked about becoming—slowly and not always successfully—a more patient person as a result of living in Rwanda. To most, this probably seems like a good thing. Patience is a virtue after all. However, looking at this change from an economic perspective, the shift can be explained by a depressing phenomenon: my time is less valuable in Rwanda than it was in New York City.

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Global Health Corps Training Global Health Leaders Of The Future

“At the Global Health Corps, we recruit, connect and train … the global health leaders of the future,” Barbara Bush and Dave Ryan, co-founder and founding director of the Global Health Corps, respectively, write in a Devex guest commentary. “The complexity and scope of today’s challenges require people with diverse skill sets from a range of fields,” they continue, adding, “The global health leader of the future will, however, be an innovator, a mobilizer, and a servant — committed to partnership and learning by reaching across borders and sectors.” They conclude, “We believe we’ve seen 216 of the global health leaders of the future in the Global Health Corps in the past four years. We know more are needed.

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Empathy and Sympathy: Combinatory attributes needed to serve in a social…

Today, many are inspired to serve in the health and social entrepreneurship sector such as the Global Health Corps. They do so due to various triggers and reasons. They convince themselves they need to serve because of reasons really known to themselves. They decide to go down that road because it is a calling, a necessity, a good thing to do, to explore various scenarios, or for personal gain.

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“Lauren, I will disown you if you don’t apply!”- my 92 year-old…

Post by: Lauren Marcell I’ll be honest- I didn’t think I had a smidgen of a chance of becoming a Global Health Corps fellow. I had two reactions upon reading the position descriptions and mission statement of GHC. 1) Unprecedented excitement. I knew this was the opportunity I had been looking for, the next step in my career and the chance to actually apply my college education and internship experience into the real world of public health – basically my dream.

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When Serving Others is Service to Self

Six months ago, I declined a well-paying job offer with a renowned global development agency to become a Global Health Corps Fellow. At the time, I had been through several interviews and reached the conclusion that joining a movement of young professionals who possess a fundamental common belief that “healthcare is a human right” was the right decision for me. As a child who had lost not just one but six members of my family to preventable diseases in rural Western Uganda, joining Global Health Corps would introduce me to a network of young and compassionate leaders who would only approach families such as my own, not as a number but as a community worth fighting for. Through this movement, I have had the opportunity to meet fellows, professionals, leaders, innovators, and most importantly my heroes and heroines, whose wisdom and guidance will be influential in my personal, professional, and future leadership decisions. I once heard that “no great leader has a monopoly on ideas”, and those who ought to lead well must stand on the “shoulders of giants.” In my six months with Global Health Corps and Single Stop USA, I have been able to work with an incredible team that dedicates their lives to serving low-income families and individuals, both on the programmatic and structural levels.

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Power of African Mothers

Most of the times we forget the role of African women in global health. I have come to believe that they are the solution we need to avert the rampant problems we are facing. In December, 2004, I was diagnosed with Nephritis, pending surgery at one of the major hospitals in Lilongwe district. I was admitted for the operation. Although it was during exam week in my first semester at college, I was advised to forget about school and focus on recovery.

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In Choosing To Act, Global Community Can End ‘Needless Death, Suffering’

“Not long ago, in Jinja, Uganda, along the grassy, damp banks of the Nile, I sat with six fellows from Global Health Corps, the organization that I helped to found in 2008,” Global Health Corps CEO and Co-founder Barbara Bush writes in the Huffington Post’s “Global Motherhood” blog. “[O]n this afternoon, we had come to the river as countless others have done for centuries to tell stories,” she writes, noting, “In African culture, storytelling is revered, and the storyteller is the one to impart not only lessons, but also inspiration.” Bush relays the stories of two fellows as well as her own and continues, “That day on the Nile, as the stories came full circle, I realized that each of us had taken a different path to arrive at the same destination: instead of becoming trapped by powerless situations, each of us had chosen to act, to do something about the injustices we had seen.”

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Global Health Corps Expands to 70 Fellowships, Including Placements with a…

The Global Health Corps is now accepting applications for their fellowship placements in Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, and the USA. I learned about this opportunity from Emily Bearse, a GHC fellowship alum , current GHC staff member, and grad school buddy of mine!  Here is what Emily had to say about it: “Being a GHC alum from their inaugural class as well as working on their staff team now, I truly believe GHC has a great model and the power to build the movement for global health equity. We are built on a unique partnership model where we work with existing organizations addressing pressing issues in under-served communities.

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Global Health Corps Expands to 70 Fellowships, Including Placements with a Focus on Maternal…

The Global Health Corps is now accepting applications for their fellowship placements in Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, and the USA. I learned about this opportunity from Emily Bearse, a GHC fellowship alum, current GHC staff member, and grad school buddy of mine!  Here is what Emily had to say about it: “Being a GHC alum from their inaugural class as well as working on their staff team now, I truly believe GHC has a great model and the power to build the movement for global health equity. We are built on a unique partnership model where we work with existing organizations addressing pressing issues in under-served communities. We partner one national with one international fellow at each site to promote knowledge sharing and synergies in order to create deeper impacts in the communities where fellows serve

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