Global health teams from Geisel and its partner organizations held a symposium in Dar es Salaam in December to provide critical updates in TB care, prevention, and research. The event was the latest step in their 17-year history of working collaboratively to combat HIV-related TB in Tanzania.
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The Geisel School of Medicine has been awarded a 5-year, $1.5 million grant from the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health to support an infectious disease research and training program to combat HIV and tuberculosis (TB) within the newly established Infectious Disease Institute at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
A love of language led rower Heidi Robbins ’21 to Tanzania to study Swahili, an experience that turned her attention to global health—subsequent trips to Sierra Leone and Kenya pointed her to medical school. But a surprising invitation to train for the Olympics changed her plans.
The founding of an eye hospital in Ghana is just the latest of Geisel alumnus Donald Macdonald’s efforts to improve lives of people around the world by restoring eyesight.