University at Buffalo nursing research revealed that Somali Bantu women are open to family planning when methods help to space births of future children, rather than preventing new additions to their families.
Two projects addressing refugee health issues in Buffalo and a study on the effects of air pollution on pregnant women in China have been selected to receive funding through the Community for Global Health Equity.
Funding from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation will enable researchers and occupational therapy students to develop a program that aims to ease some of the burden on Western New Yorkers providing care for frail older adults who have dementia.
The Office of Global Health Initiatives is improving school and community health with a series of public health interventions in countries in Asia and Africa, working with villagers on key issues such as safe water.
Collaborating with their colleagues in both hemispheres, UB researchers are conducting a case control study of breast cancer in Puerto Rico and implementing the first large-scale cervical cancer screening project in northeast India.
OGHI founder Arthur Goshin and his team are creating a community-based program in rural villages of India that focuses on children with a range of physical disabilities, and are developing training for workers who care for disabled children.
Clinical Associate Professor John Stone’s work helps health and rehabilitation service providers bridge culture gaps by understanding their clients’ cultural orientations as the United States’ foreign-born population continues to rise.
Pavani Kalluri Ram is leading studies to evaluate hand washing behavior change programs promote handwashing with soap to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene in communities in Kenya, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangladesh, and Nepal.
Working with the Child Health and Development Centre at Makerere University, Uganda, this study, led by OGHI founder Arthur Goshin, this study seeks to improve maternal health and birth weight, nutrition and growth in children.
Through a partnership with the World Health Organization’s tropical diseases research program and the Uganda Ministry of Health, this study will help design a plan for a new intervention to treat malaria in children in Uganda.
Location: Kampala, Uganda Department: Office of Global Health Initiatives; available for faculty and student collaboration, as well as for on-site global health fellowships funded through the Office of Global Health Initiatives.