Friday, November 7, 2014

Ebola Outbreak Update: Updated WHO Information through November 4th

The WHO has released updated information regarding the current outbreak of Ebola.

As of November 4th there have been 13,268 cases with 4,960 deaths.

Although there have been declines in new cases in some districts in the three countries hardest hit by the outbreak (Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia) other districts have seen sharp increases.

In the United States there have been no new Ebola cases and of the 177 people who may have come in contact with an infected individual only 16 are actively being monitored (161 have completed 21 days of monitoring without developing Ebola).

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Congratulations to our GH2DP Student and Resident Researchers!

GH2DP Student Scholar Nehal Naik
in New Orleans
Congratulations to our GH2DP student and resident researchers who presented their research projects this week at the American Society of
Tropical Medicine & Hygiene's annual meeting in New Orleans
GH2DP Pathway Resident
Dr. El-Yafawi in New Orleans

Nehal Naik, now a second year medical student at VCU, presented his data on risk factors and knowledge about soil transmitted helminths in Yoro, Honduras. He also presented data on a novel water catchment device that was developed at VCU by students in the local chapter of Engineers Without Borders

GH2DP Student Scholar Rachel Pryor
Dr. Rama El-Yafawi, a senior global health pathway resident in VCU's Internal Medicine residency program, presented her data on barriers to use of water filters in Yoro, Honduras. 

Rachel Pryor, a GH2DP Student Scholar and MPH candidate at VCU presented her data on knowledge about and access to cervical cancer screening in Yoro, Honduras. 

Congratulations again to all of these terrific student and resident researchers!