NIH Awards $20M to Train the Next Generation of Global Health Researchers

In an effort to foster the next generation of global health researchers and strengthen global health research programs at U.S. and foreign institutions, Fogarty International Center along with partners at the National Institutes of Health have launched the Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars.

 

About $20.3 million in total will be awarded over the next five years to support 400 early-career health scientists on nearly year-long research fellowships in 27 low- and middle-income countries. The Fogarty Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars program will provide five consortia of academic institutions with about $4 million each over five years, to support the training activities of a total of 20 partner institutions. In addition to Fogarty, 17 NIH institutes and centers plan to contribute funds to the effort.

 

Each consortium will develop and support global health research training programs that provide focused mentoring for participants and diverse clinical research experiences at approximately 80 established research sites in low-resource settings.Program trainees will study the traditional global health problems such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and maternal and child health, and will address the chronic non-communicable diseases that cause a majority of deaths in developing countries, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

 

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