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Fogarty/NIH news: US-China cooperation, ICT grants, MERS, global drug abuse research

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July / August 2015

Headshot of Dr Agnes BinagwahoUPCOMING EVENT:
Barmes Global Health Lecture
Medical Research and Capacity Building for Development:
The Experience of Rwanda

By Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Rwandan Minister of Health
Wed., July 29, 2015, 11:30 a.m. EDT, NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD
No registration is required. The lecture is free and open to the public, and will bewebcast live.

US-China renew commitment to global health security

U.S. and Chinese health officials met on the NIH campus in June to discuss Ebola and global health security, renewing a longstanding commitment to collaborate.
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Chinese delegation gathers around architectural model in lobby of clinical center with Dr Francis Collins and Dr John Gallin

Two women with backs to camera review a medical image on a monitor in a crowded computer lab

Fogarty awards new grants to advance ICT for research and training

New awards through Fogarty's eCapacity initiative will support innovative programs to better integrate ICT into research and training in low-resource settings.
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New career development program launched for LMIC scientists

Fogarty has launched the Emerging Global Leader program, a new junior faculty career development award to support scientists in low- and middle-income countries.
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Man stands and strokes camel's neck

Scientists aim to defeat Middle East respiratory virus

The NIH and global partners are supporting multiple studies to pave the way for treatments and vaccines for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
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National Institute on Drug Abuse marks 20 years of International Forum

NIH's National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) supports international scientists as they make vital research discoveries and build much needed expertise in low-resource countries.
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Pakistani man squats on ground against wall while injecting need into forearm

Researchers slow HIV spread among drug users in Vietnam

Prevention research supported by NIDA and Fogarty has helped Vietnam limit the spread of HIV from drug users to the wider population.
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Scientists tackle disease in Kazakhstan drug injectors

NIDA-supported researchers have designed programs targeting couples, female sex workers and youth to help reduce the impact of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases in Kazakhstan.
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Male and female, who holds infant in lap, meet with clinician in an office

NIDA, Fogarty work to reduce smoking in Argentina

NIDA and Fogarty have funded several projects to produce data, test interventions and develop Argentine expertise in tobacco research.
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Profile: Fogarty Fellow documents drugs and HIV risk in Kenya

As a Fogarty Fellow, Dr. Jennifer Syvertsen measured patterns of drug injection and HIV risk in the Nyanza Province of Kenya.
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