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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.

Photo provided by Arthur Goshin, MD, MPH

Improving Health in a Tribal Area

Arthur Goshin, MD, MPH

Location: Jamtara / Jharkhand
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.

This project, in partnership with Reach-India, initially involves a household interview survey about health concerns, and the training of ten community health workers. Each of the community health workers in turn works with 20 women's self-help groups (existing and newly organized). They provide health education, referral, health event motivation, and health product distribution.

Training Community Health Workers

Arthur Goshin, MD, MPH

Location: Jalpaiguri / Darjeeling
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 West Bengal Voluntary Health Association is constructing an important training facility in the north of the state of West Bengal to focus on improving the now poor status of health workers in the districts of Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling. The project focus is to facilitate the training of 3,000 ASHAs (community health workers) along with the involvement of the West Bengal government.

Poverty Alleviation, Advancing Integration of Microfinance and Health in Asia

Arthur Goshin, MD, MPH

Location: India and Asia
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.

This project, in partnership with Freedom from Hunger, is a multi-year funding that supports efforts at poverty alleviation and the advancement of the integration of microfinance and health in India and Asia.

Tobacco Control

Arthur Goshin, MD, MPH

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.

This project facilitates collaboration between the Center for Tobacco Control in Africa and the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions.

Improving Capabilities of Community Health Workers

Arthur Goshin, MD, MPH

Location: 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.

In partnership with the Uganda Ministry of Health, this project involves developing a pilot using mobile technology that enables community health workers to more effectively communicate, gather and provide critical data, and to better educate individuals and groups.

Village-based Public Health Intervention

Arthur Goshin, MD, MPH

Location: Mukono District, 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.

This project, with support from the Mpoma Community, provides support for weekly health education and screening services, throughout parts of the Nama sub-county, for family planning, HIV/AIDS, hypertension and deworming.

Preventing Sexual Abuse

Arthur Goshin, MD, MPH

Location: 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.

This project, in collaboration with Educate, involves the development and implementation of a program in over 50 high schools in all the districts of Uganda designed to prevent sexual abuse. Each school has a mentor that now provides a curriculum which builds leadership and entrepreneurship.

Improving School and Community Health

Arthur Goshin, MD, MPH

Location: Mukono District, 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. 

In partnership with a rural community and the Johnson Nkosi Memorial HIV/AIDS Orphan Primary School, this project will provide a series of public health interventions, including insecticide-treated bed nets, safe water, sanitary latrines and a dispensary.

 

Village-based Public Health Intervention Model

Photo provided by Arthur Goshin, MD, MPH

Arthur Goshin, MD, MPH

Location: India
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. 

With help from Nidan, an NGO in the city of Patna, this project will implement public health interventions in rural villages. Internventions focus on handwashing and deworming, safe water and sanitation improvement.

 

Training Traditional Healers / Medicine Men

Arthur Goshin, MD, MPH

Location: Navajo Nation, New Mexico, USA
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.

With support from private donors, four apprentices will complete the first phase of this project under the supervision of, and with training by, an accomplished Navajo medicine man. The project is in response to the decline in the availability of traditional medicine on the Navajo Nation.

Clinics for the Destitute / Street Children Initiative

Arthur Goshin, MD, MPH

Location: New Delhi
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.

In partnership with India Foundation this project provides support for the operations of three modest clinics, the first of which was started five years ago. A new initiative is focused on expanding care to street children in collaboration with organizations who work with these children.

Health Care for the Homeless

Arthur Goshin, MD, MPH

Location: India
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. 

In partnership with an Indian foundation, this project developed and opened a clinic for the homeless in New Delhi. A second one is under development.