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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.