Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Congratulations Gabriela Halder-Manuscript Published on Research in Honduras

Here is a blog post (used with permission) from my friend and colleague Dr. Gonzalo Bearman about work one of our students did in Honduras (great work Gaby!); the original post can be found here.

Congratulations Gabriela Halder! As a member of our Honduras research and clinical team (2011), Gaby has successfully published a manuscript on water sanitation, access and self reported diarrheal illness in rural, mountainous Honduras.

For the full manuscript in PDF, click here.

Gaby's work was presented at the American Public Health Association national conference in 2011 where she was recognized with a research award.

Fantastic work!

Dr. Gonzalo Bearman

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Jeff Wang on Graduating from the GH2DP Residency Track!

Dr. Wang examines a patient in Yoro, Honduras
Congratulations are in order to Dr. Jeff Wang, who is the first graduate of VCU's Global Health & Health Disparities Program (GH2DP) residency track.

The GH2DP residency track exists within our Internal Medicine Residency Program, and is designed to provide motivated residents with a robust curriculum in/ exposure to global health issues. The program has both domestic and international components, and residents have to apply and be accepted into the track.

Dr. Wang completed approximately 15 hours of online modules, graduate level coursework in
public health, a quality improvement project related to our medical records system in Honduras and an IRB-approved survey project looking at satisfaction with brigade care.

Dr. Wang certainly has set a high standard for our GH2DP residents, and we look forward to seeing the great things he will accomplish moving forward.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

VCU Global Health & Disparities Program's May-June Northern Honduras Trip

Hi everyone, I have posted new information about our May 26-June 3rd medical and public health relief trip to the Department of Yoro area of northern Honduras on the Global Health & Health Disparities Program (GH2DP) site.

Click here for a slideshow of pictures from the trip.

You can read more about the trip here.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

2013 GH2DP Brigade: Initial Statistics

We are just getting back to Olanchito after a highly successful 5 days in the mountains of rural Honduras.

This year we saw approximately 330 adults (and another 360 children); we screened and provided anti-worm therapy to all adults and screened for diabetes, hypertension and anemia, as well.

We also distributed 150 water filters; 75% of the households across the 17 villages we serve now have access to clean drinking water. We also facilitated over 80 Pap smears.

We administered over 190 satisfaction surveys and over 170 Chagas disease surveys, as well.

Additionally, we provided education about the dangers of indoor air pollution and feedback about things people can do to improve respiratory health.

All in all a great 5 days in the mountains! Stay tuned for pictures and more information about the trip.