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VIGH study seeks to expand epilepsy care efforts in Africa

The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, with Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, will conduct a 60-site cluster randomized clinical trial in three cities in northern Nigeria to determine the efficacy of shifting childhood epilepsy care to epilepsy-trained community health extension workers with a five-year $5.9 million federal grant, “Bridging the Childhood Epilepsy Treatment Gap in Africa (BRIDGE),” from National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health. Edwin Trevathan, M.D., M.P.H., Amos Christie Chair in Global Health, Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, and Director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health will serve as principal investigator.

Policy Change Impacts HIV Care in Nigeria

VIGH faculty and colleagues surveyed 30 comprehensive HIV clinics in Nigeria and found they are experiencing major challenges in providing routine HIV services as a result of PEPFAR’s policy changes. The findings were published in PLOS ONE.

Team VIGH at the Nashville AIDS Walk

Friends and colleagues participated in the Nashville AIDS walk on Saturday, October 5 to support Nashville Cares in their mission to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Middle Tennessee through education, advocacy and support for those at risk for or living with HIV. 

Upcoming Events

October 21 | Global Health Grand Rounds | 11 a.m. - noon
2525 West End Avenue, 8th Floor Conference Room
“Research Colonialism”
Elizabeth Rose, M.Ed., M.P.H.
VIGH Training and Education Coordinator 
2019 HIV Symposium: Ending the Epidemic | November 1 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Drury Plaza Franklin Hotel
Join the TN AETC for the 22nd Annual HIV Symposium. This year's theme reflects what is on ending the HIV epidemic once and for all. With treatment as prevention (TasP), PrEP, and a national movement gaining momentum, we have all the tools we need to end the spread of HIV in the United States. Registration Link »
SAVE the DATE: November 13 | 4 to 5 p.m. | Kissam 216
Vanderbilt Global Health Case Competition Info Session

2525 West End Avenue, Suite 750 | Nashville, TN 37203 US