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The latest newsletters for the Health Systems Program in the Department of International Health. 

Read about the latest news, research, faculty and student highlights, upcoming events, publications, accolades, and more in our Health Systems Program newsletter.  

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  • June 2024 – most current
    Traumatic Injury Deaths Could Be over 3,500 in Rafah from May 20 to August 17, 2024, Finds New Gaza Projects Report; Excellence in Teaching Awards; Paris Peace Forum: Taking Stock of the Pandemic Agreement and the World Health Assembly; and more. 
  • May 2024
    Looking at Forced Labor from a Global Health Perspective, Faculty Spotlight: Sarah Clifford Leads Development of Resource Map for Pregnant Persons in Maryland; The Global Road Safety Leadership Course 2024 Trains 61 Professionals in Baltimore, and more. 
  • April 2024 
    New Grant Enables Johns Hopkins Researchers to Implement Community Health Worker-Led Health Interventions for Noncommunicable Diseases in Nepal; The Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus (HDPN) and Applications to Family Planning, Reproductive Health, and Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Interventions in Fragile Settings; Excellence in Teaching Awards; and more. 
  • March 2024 
    Women's Leadership in Global Health: Going Beyond Barriers and Shining a Light on Impact, Health Policy Analysis Webinar Series Brings Together Global Health Policy Scholars, Eckart-Fazen Recipients Complete Practicum at WHO, and more. 
  • February 2024 
    Registration Now Open for the Johns Hopkins Global Health Systems Summer Institute, Two New Humanitarian Health Reports Published, Excellence in Teaching Awards, and more. 
  • January 2024
    New Leadership Training Program Will Enhance Health Systems Strengthening in Uttar Pradesh, India; Johns Hopkins Researchers Receive Grant to Help Improve Newborn Care in Bangladesh; New Mastercard Foundation Grant Awarded to Bloomberg School Faculty to Help Expand Youth Employment Opportunities in Health in Sub-Saharan Africa; and more. 
  • December 2023
    Kathryn Falb Named Leon S. Robertson Faculty Development Chair in Injury Prevention, Meet Lauren Bisi, and more. 
  • November 2023
    JH-IIRU and GRSP Lead Back-to-Back Road Safety Courses in Argentina, Kathryn Falb Installed as New Leon S. Robertson Faculty Development Chair in Injury Prevention, Meet Mohammed Gazali Salifu, and more. 
  • October 2023 
    The Maryland Maternal Health Innovation Program Grant Renewed with Johns Hopkins, Collapse and Resiliency: The Inside Story of Liberia's Unprecedented Ebola Response, Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health Co-Hosts Workshop on Public Health Skills for Humanitarian Emergencies, and more. 
  • September 2023
    Johns Hopkins Receives NIH Award to Strengthen Maternal Health in the U.S., National Postdoc Appreciation Week, Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Participated in the Global Road Safety Partnership's Road Safety Capacity Building Program, and more. 
  • August 2023 
    New Grant from the NIH Will Advance Education in Gender and Global Health at Johns Hopkins, Professor Anthony So Teaches During the Inaugural U.S.-ASEAN Institute for Rising Leaders Fellowship, The Second Global Rehabilitation Leadership Institute Advances the Prioritization of Rehabilitation on Pakistan's Health and Political Agenda, and more. 
  • July 2023 
    Close-to-Community Providers, Gender and COVID-19 Webinar; Excellence in Teaching Awards; Recent Publications; and more. 
  • June 2023 
    Johns Hopkins Researchers Receive NIH Grant to Help Establish a Bioethics Training Program; Johns Hopkins Researchers Receive NIH Grant to Strengthen Surgical and Rehabilitation Research in Tanzania; Upcoming Courses Offered by the International Institute for Primary Health Care–Ethiopia; and more. 
  • May 2023
    Johns Hopkins Researchers Identify Two Distinct Perspectives on Power Imbalances in the Field of Global Health; Investing in Community Health Workers; Lessons Learned from the 3rd International CHW Symposium; Global Health Systems Summer Institute; and more. 
  • April 2023 
    Pottery and Purpose; With Rehabilitation Care, 'You Can Live Your Life Again'; Global Health Systems Summer Institute; and more. 
  • March 2023 
    JHU Collaborates with Addis Ababa University to Launch Research Ethics Master's Program; Global Health Systems Summer Institute; Excellence in Teaching Awards; and more. 
  • February 2023 
    5 Takeaways from the UN Environmental Programme Report on Antimicrobial Resistance; Johns Hopkins Receives New Grant to Study the Relationship between Heat and Chronic Kidney Disease; Turkey-Syria Earthquakes: Firsthand Accounts and Public Health Perspectives; and more. 
  • January 2023 
    Leader on Gender and Global Development Joins the Department of International Health's Health Systems Program; Prativa Baral Attends World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2023 in Davos, Switzerland; First ReLAB-HS Global Rehabilitation Leadership Institute Builds Community of Leaders to Drive Change; and more. 
  • December 2022
    Johns Hopkins Researchers Receive Grant to Investigate Political Priority for Addressing Sexual Violence Against Children; Johns Hopkins Researchers Receive Grant to Help Strengthen the Public Health Workforce in Georgia; MSPH Student Capstone Presentations; and more. 
  • November 2022 
    Gilbert Burnham Receives APHA Carl Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award; Bloomberg School Researchers Test Newly Developed Moderna RSV Vaccine for Older Adult in Clinical Trials in Bangladesh; Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health Hosts Simulation Workshop; and more. 
  • September 2022 
    Johns Hopkins Researchers Receive Grant to Incorporate Human Behavior into Infectious Disease Models; JH-IIRU Hosts Inaugural Global Rehabilitation Leadership Institute; Implementing Proven Road Safety Interventions Globally Could Save Half a Million Lives Each Year; and more. 
  • August 2022
    New Study Examines the Processes Behind the Prioritization of Global Health Issues; Faculty Receive Grant to Narrow Health Equity Gap in Chandigarh, India; Opportunity for Students: Innovate4Health 2022
  • July 2022 
    Ageism, Insufficient Leadership, Lack of Data among Top Reasons Why Elder Abuse Remains Widespread but a Low Global Health Priority, Study Finds; Researchers Validate and Improve the Ability of Mobile Health Applications to Predict Mortality in the U.S. Population; How COVID-19 Mitigation Measures Disproportionately Impacted Women and Girls; and more. 
  • June 2022
    Health Systems Program Faculty Receive 2022 Johns Hopkins Discovery Awards; Q&A with Paul Spiegel on Ukraine's Refugee Crisis; Health and Politics Podcast; and more. 
  • April 2022
    Measuring Equity in Vaccination Coverage Beyond Socioeconomic Status: Launch of the VERSE Equity Toolkit; Health Systems Summer Institute; Lessons from the First Book about Women's Leadership in Global Health; and more. 
  • March 2022
    Health Systems Summer Institute; Want to Systematically Apply Gender Analysis? Use a Gender Analysis Matrix; and more. 
  • February 2022 
    The Health Systems Summer Institute is Now Open for Registration; ReLAB-HS Launches in Uganda; Evaluation of the Implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in Colombia; and more. 
  • January 2022 
    Rehabilitation through a Gender Lens; Want to Systematically Apply Gender Analysis? Use a Gender Analysis Matrix; 2022 Health Systems Summer Institute; and more. 
  • December 2021
    ReLAB-HS Featured in White House Factsheet on Advancing Disability-Inclusive Democracy in the U.S. and Globally; New Briefs from the Gender & COVID-19 Project on the Experiences of Long-Term Care Workers, Nurses, and Midwives During COVID-19 in British Columbia, Canada; Excellence in Teaching Awards; and more. 
  • November 2021
    A National COVID-19 Contact Tracing and Monitoring Program in Colombia Could Save More Lives and Reduce Health Expenditures, Johns Hopkins Researchers Find; International Health Faculty Receives Inaugural Toregeldy Sharmanov International Prize in Healthcare and Nutrition; How Has Nigeria Responded to the Gendered Impacts of COVID-19?; and more. 
  • October 2021 
    Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health Joins Multi-Country Research Project to Improve Maternal and Newborn Health in Conflict-Affected Countries; Professor Anthony So Appointed to the World Health Organization's COVID-19 Technology Access Pool Technical Advisory Group; Prativa Baral Co-Moderates 'Student Fireside Chat' Featuring Dr. Anthony Fauci; and more. 
  • September 2021 
    Johns Hopkins Receives Grant to Identify Biomarkers that Predict Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes; The Impact of Gender on the Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Key Findings; Johns Hopkins International Center for Maternal and Newborn Health Receives Grant to Improve Newborn Outcomes in Bangladesh; and more. 
  • August 2021 
    Another COVID-19 Near-Miss – Why the New Moratorium on Eviction is Needed; It's Time to Boot the Pandemic from South America; Social Protection in the Time of COVID-19; and more. 
  • July 2021
    Chef José Andrés and His World Central Kitchen Receive Goodermote Humanitarian Award; Promoting Gender Responsive Policies and Programs for Community Health Workers: A Gender Analysis Framework; From Novelty to Necessity: Online Learning's Role around the COVID-19 Response and Recovery; and more.
  • June 2021
    International Health Faculty Receive Public Health Practice Awards from the Bloomberg School; International Health Graduates 2021 Yearbook; WTO TRIPS Waiver for COVID-19 Vaccines; and more. 
  • May 10, 2021
    One Month Left to Register for the Johns Hopkins Health Systems Summer Institute; How the U.S. Can Help the COVID Crisis in India; Inequities in Health and Health Systems: Learning from Latin America and the Caribbean; and more.
  • April 7, 2021 
    Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Campaigns Could Impede Routine Health Services in Resource-Constrained Settings if Precautions are Not Taken, New Study Finds; New Study Casts COVID-19 and Government Mandates in a New Light in Rural America; 2021 India Health Systems Institute; and more. 
  • February 26, 2021 
    Registration is Open for the 2021 Health Systems Summer Institute; National Pandemic Pulse Project; "Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen": Stakeholder Dynamics and Social Accountability in Informal Settlements in Kampala, Uganda; and more. 
  • January 29, 2021 
    The Maryland Maternal Health Innovation Program Launches Statewide Hospital Initiative to Promote Equity and Safety in Maryland Maternal Health Outcomes; How to Create a Gender-Responsive Pandemic Plan; UHC2030 Policy Brief on COVID-19 and Fragile Settings; and more. 
  • December 30, 2020
    Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Awarded $39.5 Million USAID Grant to Lead Global Initiative on Strengthening Health Systems for Rehabilitation; Nearly a Quarter of the World's Population Might Not Have Access to a COVID-19 Vaccine Until at Least 2022, a New Study Finds; Daniela Rodriguez on Johns Hopkins University Discovery Award Winning Team; and more. 
  • November 30, 2020
    Johns Hopkins Receives Grant to Study Factors Shaping the Effectiveness of National Programs to Care for Orphans and Other Children at Risk; Dexamethasone, a Steroid, Saves Lives of Early Preterm Babies in Low-Resource Settings, New Study Finds; Johns Hopkins Faculty Co-Found New International Society for Global Health Policy Research; and more.
  • October 30, 2020 
    Studies by Johns Hopkins Researchers Seek to Improve Mobile Phone Health Surveys in Colombia; Department of International Health at the 6th Global Symposium for Health Systems Research; Nasreen Jessani and Rosemary Morgan Make 2020 Canadian Women in Global Health List. 
  • September 30, 2020
    Lessons learned from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative published in special supplement; New book by Johns Hopkins researchers documents community health worker programs across the globe; Edge of Emergency: coronavirus feature on COVID-19 and the Rohingya refugee camps.
  • August 26, 2020 
    New grant to develop model to project health expenditures in Latin America and the Caribbean; the MDMOM Program launches a Severe Maternal Morbidity Surveillance and Review Pilot Program in Maryland; New evidence shows investments in vaccination produce even greater returns; and more.
  • July 28, 2020
    New grant to support primary health care services in India; COVID-19 and gender research team receives funding to expand to low- and middle-income countries; Prianca Reddi receives Presidential Management Fellowship from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and more.
  • July 2, 2020
    New modeling study estimates the potential impact of a COVID-19 outbreak in Bangladesh refugee camps; Ligia Paina receives a Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award; COVID-19 Expert Reality Check featuring Tolbert Nyenswah; and more.
  • June 12, 2020
    Jeremy Shiffman receives Student Assembly award; Public Health On Call podcast featuring Sara Bennett; event highlights from Canary in the Coal Mine – Learnings from COVID-19 for Health Ecosystems in an Ageing World; and more. 
  • May 29, 2020
    Faculty and students receive Global Health Day 2020 awards; first-ever Health Systems Program Student "Pitch-it" Competition; community-led daycares found to reduce drowning deaths in Bangladesh study; and more. 
  • May 8, 2020
    Global health metrics initiatives: Shortfalls, opportunities, and a new way forward; the role of national health information systems in the response to COVID-19; COVID-19 is an opportunity for gender equality within the workplace and at home; and more. 
  • April 2020
    Ironing out wrinkles in India's pandemic response; PandemiCast 3: Vaccines; How can we prepare for coronavirus? Learn from Liberia's experience with Ebola; and more.
  • March 2020
    Permanent gun-carrying restrictions reduce gun-related mortality in two Colombian cities, study finds; 2020 Health Systems Summer Institute registration; Liberia's public health expert Tolbert Nyenswah speaks at international panel of experts on the coronavirus disease; and more. 
  • February 2020
    2020 Health Systems Summer Institute schedule released; Johns Hopkins International Injury Unit seminar – The Auto Industry Lobby: Still Unsafe at Any Speed?; recent publications; and more. 
  • January 2020
    Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit receives Prince Michael International Road Safety Award; Excellence in Teaching Awards; recent publications; and more. 
  • December 2019
    Bloomberg Philanthropies renews grant for development of mobile phone surveys in low- and middle-income countries; Bryan Patenaude named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 for Achievement in Healthcare; Open Access Week 2019; and more.
  • November 2019
    Eckhert-Fazen Seminar on Human Resources for Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries; Tracking antimicrobial resistance in the Sustainable Development Goals; recent publications; and more. 
  • October 2019
    New grant awarded to prevent maternal deaths and severe pregnancy complications across Maryland; standard thresholds for determining cost-effectiveness of public health interventions in low-income countries too low, new study finds; health systems must go beyond 'sick care' for Universal Health Coverage; and more.