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Global Health Faculty in Focus with Christine Ngaruiya

Global Health Faculty in Focus with Christine Ngaruiya

Join Stanford University’s Center for Innovation in Global Health for this Global Health Faculty in Focus lecture and Q&A with Dr. Christine Ngaruiya, MD, MSc, DTMH. Dr. Ngaruiya is Population and Global Health Research Director within the Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine, editorial board member (NCD Section Co-editor) of PLOS Global Public Health journal, 2023 International Strategy Forum Fellow, Schmidt Futures, and founder of Kenyan Doctors USA.

HealthTech in East Africa: An Ecosystem Overview

HealthTech in East Africa: An Ecosystem Overview

New Report and Webinar! East Africa Biodesign, a partnership between Stanford University Byers Center for Biodesign, the University of Global Health Equity, the University of Rwanda, and Kenyatta University, will hold a webinar on their new groundbreaking report HealthTech in East Africa: An Ecosystem Overview at 6:30am PT, March 7.

India COVID Emergency Briefing | May 5, 2021

India COVID Emergency Briefing | May 5, 2021

On Wednesday, May 5, at 8am PST, the Bay Area Global Health Alliance convened with members and regional stakeholders for an emergency briefing on the COVID-19 crisis in India. The purpose was to get real time information from on the ground in India; and identify the most effective emergency responses currently being undertaken, that the Bay Area, through our Alliance members and the community more broadly, can support.

WHO: Building best in class chatbots – Chatbot Optimization during COVID-19 | October 27, 2021

WHO: Building best in class chatbots – Chatbot Optimization during COVID-19 | October 27, 2021

The World Health Organization held the second webinar of the series “Building best in class chatbots during COVID-19”. Alliance members PATH, Stanford, UNICEF and Sara Anderson, Bay Area Global Health Alliance’s Executive Director, took part in the event. This webinar focused on ways to optimize COVID-19 chatbots while enhancing the AI experience. It explored why it is important to continuously improve the functionality and content of chatbots in order to better respond to the fight against COVID-19.

Monkeypox Update | Bay Area and Beyond | August 25, 2022

Monkeypox Update | Bay Area and Beyond | August 25, 2022

With monkeypox now an international, national and state public health emergency, the Bay Area Global Health Alliance and UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences hosted an online update on the crisis. Experts from Bay Area Global Health Alliance member organizations UCSF, Stanford University, PRC, San Francisco Community Health Center, and Chevron, along with Santa Clara County Health Officer and Public Health Director Sara Cody, shared their perspectives.

Building Community Resilience Against the Health Effects of Wildfires and Air Pollution | September 8, 2022

Building Community Resilience Against the Health Effects of Wildfires and Air Pollution | September 8, 2022

Bay Area Global Health Alliance members Americares, Stanford University, Public Health Institute, UCSF, and Google had a virtual conversation exploring the impact of wildfires and air pollution on the health of communities in the United States. The discussion co-hosted by the Alliance and Americares highlighted the most important concerns in this space and each panelist shared how their organization is working to build resilience, support preparedness/disaster management efforts, and address the health inequities resulting from climate change. At this virtual event, attendees had the opportunity to learn from leading experts in climate health, contribute ideas, and leave with action items to further climate resilience in their communities. Learn more.

Dean’s Lecture Series: Environmental Justice Roundtable

Dean’s Lecture Series: Environmental Justice Roundtable

The upcoming in-person and virtual Environmental Justice Roundtable sponsored by Alliance member Stanford University Doerr School of Sustainability will showcase the scholarship of Environmental Justice (EJ) and discuss the interaction of EJ and public policy. Leading scholars and thought leaders include Honorable Shalanda H. Baker, Professor Rachel Morello-Frosch, Professor Beth Rose Middleton Manning, and Professor Rodolfo Dirzo as moderator.

CUGH Satellite Session: Transforming Universities for Equity and Impact in Global Health

CUGH Satellite Session: Transforming Universities for Equity and Impact in Global Health

Join Dr. Michele Barry from Alliance member Stanford University at a CUGH Satellite Session on transforming universities for equity and impact in global health. Collaborative, interdisciplinary research is an important approach for better understanding issues leading to poorer health outcomes in low resource countries and communities and for identifying strategies to address these issues. In this session, participants will discuss university-level changes needed to improve collaborative research, and strategies that can be adopted to advocate for these changes.

A Global Health Conversation with Dr. Madhu Pai

A Global Health Conversation with Dr. Madhu Pai

Join Alliance member Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health for a conversation with global health leader and health equity advocate Dr. Madhu Pai, Canada Research Chair in Epidemiology & Global Health at McGill University. He will be joined in conversation with Global Health Faculty Fellow Paul Costello about his motivation and life journey, his work on infections and inequities, decolonizing global health, and the path towards allyship in global health. 

Communicating for Impact: Global Health Storytelling and Advocacy

Communicating for Impact: Global Health Storytelling and Advocacy

Join Alliance member Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health for an expert panel and skill-building session on global health communications and advocacy on May 10. A panel of journalists, professional communicators, and physician-storytellers will offer proven skills and personal insights for effectively sharing research and medical information with a general audience while building trust and understanding.

Announcing East Africa Biodesign

Announcing East Africa Biodesign

Stanford Biodesign, the University of Global Health Equity, and the University of Rwanda are proud to announce a new partnership to vitalize the health technology innovation ecosystem in East Africa. Join Alliance member Stanford University and its partners (in-person / virtually) as they share their vision for creating a local innovation engine for patient impact, and explore potential avenues for collaboration.

Stanford Big Ideas in Medicine Conference

Stanford Big Ideas in Medicine Conference

Join Alliance member Stanford University for conversations with thought leaders from academia, business, policy, and journalism as they present their Big Ideas that will shape the future of medicine. In this inaugural Big Ideas Conference, four theme areas were selected by a committee of Stanford faculty. Each theme will feature four speakers giving a 15 to 30 minute talk on a transformational Big Idea followed by a conversation with the speaker.

Webinar | This is Not Your Usual Heat Extreme

Webinar | This is Not Your Usual Heat Extreme

Join Alliance member Stanford Wood Institute for the Environment for an event as a part of their Environment & Energy Panel Series. In 2023, we have seen extreme heat records around the world. Stanford scientists and other climate experts will discuss what we know about extreme heat and the range of possible future scenarios we should reasonably prepare for. They will discuss the health implications of extreme heat for people, especially vulnerable populations, and highlight additional significant impacts on the planet and nature.

Regenerative Agriculture: Bringing Indigenous Practice to Food Systems

Regenerative Agriculture: Bringing Indigenous Practice to Food Systems

Join Stanford University Center for Innovation in Global Health for a dialogue hosted by Chris Field, Director of Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, and Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, Founder of Regeneration Farms and President of the Regenerative Agriculture Alliance. Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin has been transforming agricultural systems using regenerative practices since 1988.

2023 Global Health Research Methods Workshop

2023 Global Health Research Methods Workshop

Join Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health for their two-day immersive seminar on developing research skills applicable to global health. The workshop will introduce participants to key issues in research proposal development, promote the development of participants’ research interests into tractable research questions, and provide a set of tools and an approach to support development of global health research proposals.

Faculty in Focus with Lisa Patel, MD

Faculty in Focus with Lisa Patel, MD

Join Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health for a moderated discussion with pediatrician Lisa Patel, MD, for a talk about her career journey focused on the intersection of children’s health and environmental issues, along with her experiences as a physician-advocate working to address climate change and its impacts on global health.

International Humanitarian Surgical Skills Course

International Humanitarian Surgical Skills Course

Join Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health for their International Humanitarian Surgical Skills course. The course will help prepare international humanitarian volunteers for delivering surgical care in a low resource setting for treatment of common surgical and obstetric conditions. The 1 ½ day course will provide an overview of the scope of conditions that one might encounter in resource- limited environments. The course is intended for physicians and advanced practice providers with pre-existing surgical/procedural skills: surgery, emergency medicine, family medicine, and OBGYN.

Decolonizing Healthcare Innovation with Dr. Matthew Harris

Decolonizing Healthcare Innovation with Dr. Matthew Harris

Join the Bay Area Global Health Alliance and Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign in welcoming Dr Harris, a Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary NHS Consultant in Public Health Medicine at Imperial College London, to discuss his new book focused on the potential of low cost healthcare solutions from low income countries. The book presents a pathway for the UK’s National Health Service to adopt low-cost but effective innovations from areas of the world traditionally seen as beneficiaries rather than providers of help and support. He will share examples of simple, frugal, high quality alternatives to current practice.

Decolonizing Healthcare Innovation with Dr. Matthew Harris

Decolonizing Healthcare Innovation with Dr. Matthew Harris

On Thursday, January 25, the Bay Area Global Health Alliance joined Alliance member Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign in co-hosting Dr. Matthew Harris, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Public Health Medicine and Honorary National Health Service Consultant in Public Health Medicine at Imperial College London, to discuss his newly released book, Decolonizing Healthcare Innovation: Low-Cost Solutions from Low-Income Countries.