Utah Valley Global Health Group

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Archive for the ‘Links’ Category

BYU Student in Jamkhed

Posted by chads on July 1, 2010

Bryce Johnson, a BYU premed student is spending this month learning about community-based primary health care in Jamkhed, India, from a highly successful (almost legendary) health program in rural, impoverished India. Read his entertaining and informative blog here.


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Global Health Journals

Posted by chads on May 14, 2009

The CORE group has compiled the only list of global health scientific journals that I am aware of. I think it is very helpful. Any other lists out there? Any additions or comments to the list?

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Best websites: Resources for teaching, presenting or learning global health

Posted by ryanlindsay on March 11, 2009

Chad’s previous post of Hans Rosling’s TED talk reminded me of a list that I have been wanting to post for a while. Below are some of my favorite resources that I have used to help explain or present global health issues. These websites have been passed on to me from past professors and friends. If you have something to add then please share in the comments!

Be your own Hans Rosling and create bubble plots with all sorts of variables.

World Clock
Brings numbers down to a level we can more easily comprehend.

Rx for survival
Great PBS series, with clips and other interactive material.

BBC Survival TV
Nice documentaries on global health shown in their entirety.

Johns Hopkins Free Courseware
The trend in open courseware should make us all happy!

Google trends
Not a perfect model, but an exciting idea on how to track disease outbreaks (obviously wouldn’t work in countries with low access to the web).

Spy on the world’s various outbreaks.

Answers the general question “What is public health?” pretty well for a general audience.

A great resource for speeches on a range of subjects. Be sure to check outy Hans Rosling’s and Bill Gates’ speeches.

Harvard World Health News
Weekly updates from various news sources on global (and domestic) health issues.

Great for demonstrations as you can capture what is going on on your computer screen. Also great for capturing Youtube videos to replay them at BYU!

NPR – Global Health
General global health news from a trusty source.

A repository of lectures on global health.

Facing the Future
Another list of resources (some geared towards teenagers).

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Great video lecture on global health, data, and history

Posted by chads on March 6, 2009

See here.

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A few quick updates.

Posted by chads on December 8, 2008

-There are 2 of us now jogging just about every Monday at 6am in front of the Richards building on the BYU campus.

-I started (yet another) blog, advancing the idea of, and calling for, health systems impact assessments on all global health projects.  Check it out here.

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Utah NGO Round-Up

Posted by ryanlindsay on May 22, 2008

Here is the first of what will become a regular posting on Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) working in global health and development. It is anticipated that these postings will help NGOs advertise for volunteers,interns,consultants or fundraising events. At the same time volunteers, interns, consultants and donors will have information regarding Utah-based NGOs. Ideally I would like to get past the introductions and delve into the meat of what is done by the NGOs so that these postings could be of greater service and substance. Here is a start of what I’ve found, more links to NGOs are in the margin.

  • Mothers Without Borders is an NGO based in American Fork since 1996 and has worked throughout the world. Current efforts focus on disadvantaged children throughout Africa. This organization is constantly taking humanitarian aid expeditions. Teams for the summer expeditions have filled up and now they are accepting applications for their October trip.

  • Globus Relief was founded in Utah in 1996. While working in the salvage retail industry, founders Kelly Farmer and Robert Haltom were saddened to see that viable medical and hygiene supplies frequently went to waste. Certain that these resources could be rescued and put to good use, Farmer and Haltom created Globus Relief to efficiently channel excess supplies to humanitarian projects, both locally and internationally. A resourceful idea!

  • Based in SLC the Ouelessebougou-Utah Alliance has annual public health and medical expeditions to Mali. The alliance seems to be a more established and organized NGO, since they have been serving Ouelessebougou for 22 years. Also the opportunity exists to serve on their health committee, which meets monthly in SLC. If you have skills and interest that would support your becoming a member of this committee, let them know.

  • Cause for Hope is based in South Jordan and focuses on building economic reliance through microcredit, education, business training and teaching English, and missionary assistance for LDS church members in Latin America.

  • Koins for Kenya is an Alpine based NGO that focuses in economic development and education in Kenya.

If you are from an NGO and you would like something specific advertised, you can email me at unacceptableglobalhealth@gmail.com and I’ll post to this blog.

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Health Systems Links

Posted by chads on May 19, 2008

I’ve found the following links useful and/or interesting with regards to Health Systems Development:

Health Systems Action Network

NGO Code of Conduct for Health Systems Strengthening

Health Systems Database

Consortium for Research on Equitable Health Systems (CREHS)

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Excellent resources on M&E

Posted by kdearden on April 24, 2008





The last one includes M&E but also lots of other theme-specific and cross-cutting issues, for example, behavior change. These materials represent the latest thinking on a variety of topics.

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Para los hispanohablantes (for all of you Spanish-speakers out there)…

Posted by kdearden on April 24, 2008

Existen varios recursos para el trabajo a nivel comunitario. Los recursos mencionados abajo están en ingles (o en algunos casos, en español). Sin embargo, creo que se puede encontrar la mayoría de ellos en español.

La Desviación Positiva/Talleres Hogareños (un método que se puede usar no tan solo para la desnutrición pero también para otros temas):


Capacitación en Cadena de Cambios (el tema tiene que ver con la alimentación de los niños; sin embargo, se puede usar el formato y la estrategia para otros temas también):


La salud del adolescente:




El monitoreo y la evaluación:


La investigación formativa:


El aprendizaje activo y la acción (muy buena manera para involucrar la comunidad en su propio aprendizaje):




Recursos generales de las ONGs:


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Brief Report from CORE Meeting

Posted by chads on April 17, 2008

I’ve spent the past 3 days at the CORE Spring Meeting.

Outstanding. I’ve had a great time and learned a ton. Here are a few random thoughts:

  • I am convinced that anyone involved in global health with an NGO should at least be aware of the CORE group. CORE’s opportunities for networking and mentoring, on-line manuals and resources, bi-annual conferences, working groups with active list serves, and emphasis on evidence-based practice are, in my opinion, crucial.
  • Presentations by USAID and others gave an idea where global health will be heading in the coming years.
  • Jim Ricca of CSTS gave a fascinating presentation on the Lives Saved Calculator, the same methodology used by the 2003 CS Lancet folks. It essentially allows one to predict how many lives would be saved with certain interventions.
  • Sarah Kambou of the International Center for Research on Women gave the keynote presentation. She outlined 3 principles to global health/development:
  1. Base all action on evidence
  2. Trust in the power of partnership
  3. Monitor progress and evaluate results

All of the presentations from the conference will (soon?) be found on the CORE website.

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