On March 26-28, Boston University will host the Sixth Annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Conference.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Mobilizing Research for Global Health, and featured speakers include Olusoji Adeyi, Director, Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank; Paul Farmer, Co-Founder, Partners in Health; and Stephen Morrison, Vice President, Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Staff members from the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) will attend to present research on several topics:
- Quality improvement practices decrease adverse event rates in a surgical male circumcision program in Malawi
Kohler PK, Chilongozi DA, Namate D, Barr BA, Msungama W, Phiri O, Tenthani L, Chalulu K, Perdue T, Barnhart S, Krieger JN
- Improving nursing and midwifery clinical education by developing local faculty mentoring capacity in Malawi
Holman J, Muyaso M, Msiska G, Namate D, Wasili R
- An assessment of data quality in Haiti’s multi-site electronic medical record system
Puttkammer N, Baseman JG, Devine EB, Hyppolite N, France G, Honoré JG, Matheson AI, Zeliadt S, Yuhas K, Sherr K, Cadet JR, G. Zamor, Barnhart S
- Evolution of the KenyaEMR training program: Towards efficiency and quality in scale-up
Atelu C, Antilla J, Muthee V, Puttkammer N
Founded by leading North American university global health programs, CUGH aims to:
- Define the field and discipline of global health;
- Standardize required curricula and competencies for global health;
- Define criteria and conditions for student and faculty field placements in host institutions;
- Provide coordination of projects and initiatives among and between resource-rich universities and less-developed nations and their institutions.
CUGH is dedicated to creating balance in resources and in the exchange of students and faculty between institutions in rich and poor countries, recognizing the importance of equal partnership between the academic institutions in developing nations and their resource-rich counterparts in the planning, implementation, management and impact evaluation of joint projects.