Africa

Kenya

Save the Children: Kenya

Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s. Their current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition, and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene. The Office of Global Health Initiatives partners with Save the Children testing a program promoting hand washing with soap to pregnant women.

USAID

USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. The Office of Global Health Initiatives partners with USAID to conduct a study to understand usage and maintenance practices related to handwashing stations in primary schools in comparison to existing handwashing practices. 

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. It serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and health education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States. The Office of Global Health Initiatives is partnering with the CDC to understand the current state of handwashing promotion efforts during within displaced persons camps in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Roswell Park Cancer Institute was America's first cancer center founded in 1898 by Roswell Park, MD. It is among the first and only upstate New York facility to hold the designation of "comprehensive cancer center" and serves as a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network. It is one of the nation's first hospital facilities dedicated to Phase I cancer research studies, and sets itself apart in surgical robotics, vitamin D research, immunotherapy and vaccine therapy, tumor microenvironment and cancer prevention, and the development of new agents and technology. Roswell Park Cancer Institute partners with the Office of Global Health Initiatives in Nigeria and India.

Uganda

ReSound, headquartered in Denmark, is part of the world's largest providers of hearing instruments and diagnostic audiological instrumentation. They are represented in more than 80 countries and work with researchers to apply technology to real human situations. The Office of Global Health Initiatives is partnering with ReSound to provide hearing aids for children in Uganda.

The Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center offers innovative services to children and adults with communication disorders and specialized education needs. The Office of Global Health Initiatives is collaborating with the Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center to provide hearing aids for children in Uganda.

The Katalemwa Cheshire Home (KCH) for rehabilitation services begain in 1971 and provides holistic rehabilitation services to children with disabilities and their families in Uganda. The Office of Global Health Initiatives partners with the KCH in a study that aims to design and implement a community-based program in remote, rural villages that identifies, diagnoses, treats and advances opportunities for children with a range of physical disabilities.

CDR is an NGO committed to the rehabilitation of children with special needs and the empowerment of their parents or caregivers. CDR supports communities in becoming agents of change in local social and economic development. The Office of Global Health Initiatives partners with CDR on a project that involves the use of mobile technology to support the education of community-based rehabilitation workers and families in the effective care and support of children in Uganda.

Educate! develops young leaders in Uganda by providing long-term mentorship and leadership and entrepreneurship training. They work with over 3,600 diverse leaders and entrepreneurs across Uganda. The organization has also partnered with Uganda's government and the UN International Labor Organization to transform the national education system with Educate! curriculum. The Office of Global Health Initiatives is partnering with Educate! to produce curriculum to prevent sexual abuse in Uganda.

The Makerere University School of Public Health was founded in 1922 and has campuses on Mulago Hill, Kololo and Kasangati, Uganda. The school's main responsibilities rotate around research, community service, consultancy and training. The school is committed to providing quality training that will produce highly competent public health professionals who can tackle public health challenges within the community. The Office of Global Health Initiatives is partnering with faculty and students in the school to gather information about the incidence, prevalence and impact of non-communicable diseases/chronic illness as the basis for developing a village-based pilot intervention.

The Child Health and Development Centre is located at Makerere University in Uganda. It was established within the Facuty of Medicine and has evolved into a research and training centre. The Office of Global Health Initiatives partners with the Child Health and Development Centre to improve maternal health, birth weight, health, nutrition and growth in children living in remote, rural communities in Uganda.

The Ministry of Health Uganda's vision is a healthy and productive population that contributes to socio-economic growth and national development. They aim to provide health services to all people in Uganda through delivery of promotive, preventive, curative, palliative and rehabilitative health services at all levels. The Office of Global Health Initiatives is partnering with the Ministry of Health Uganda to improve capabilities of community health workers, and to design a project to reduce under age five mortality due to malaria through community-based treatment.

The Johnson Nkosi Primary School is a collection of classrooms, dormitories, demonstration gardens and play space for children founded to provide a safe and free environment where living with HIV/AIDS carries no stigma. Three hundred and fifty children, ranging from 3 to 17 years old, attend the school. One third or these children are orphans and vulnerable children who attend Nkosi for free. The Office of Global Health Initiatives partners with the primary school to provide a series of public health interventions to prevent illness and improve student health including insecticide-treated bed nets, safe water, sanitary latrines, handwashing and a dispensary.

TDR is a global program that helps coordinate support and influence efforts to combat major diseases of the poor and disadvantaged. TDR was established in 1975 and is based at and executed by the World Health Organization. The Office of Global Health Initiatives partners with TDR on a new intervention to treat malaria in children in Uganda.

Africa is at an early stage of the tobacco epidemic, which is both a health and a development problem. The CTCA is based in Uganda with a mandate to support governments in African countries to build and sustain institutional capacity for tobacco control. The Office of Global Health Initiatives has facilitated collaborations between CTCA and faculty at the University at Buffalo.

The University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions is one of a handful of schools in the United States that includes health-related professions as an integral component of the public health educational and research system. The Office of Global Health Initiatives partners with the School of Public Health and Health Professions to gather information about the incidence, prevalence and impact of non-communicable diseases/chronic illness as the basis for developing a village-based pilot intervention in partnership with the Center for Tobacco Control in Africa.