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Diabetes, Global Health, Research, women's health

Gestational Diabetes Treatment and Diagnosis Around the World

Researchers from all over the world collaborated on a literature review and published a paper titled Gestational diabetes mellitus: Case definition & guidelines for data collection, analysis, and presentation of immunization safety data. Kachikis A, et al. Vaccine. 2017.

Global Health, Health Education, Public Health, Zimbabwe, missions

Ndatenda Zimbabwe!

By: Givan Hinds, MPH Global Health School of Public Health

Global Health, Whole Communities, healthy communities, mission trips, sustainability

What's in a gift?

Recently I led a mission trip to Central America were we provided medical, dental, and behavioral health services to a local orphanage, and surrounding community.  We had a large group of students and families, with a variety of backgrounds in age range, faiths, and roles. I found myself stretched thin as not only the trip leader, but also as one of the few Spanish speakers.

Global Health, Life in Chad, Whole Communities, Whole Individuals, community resilience

Shaking Hands with a Leper

By Zachary Gately, MPH Living in Bere has opened my eyes to how it was like in biblical times. The stars come alive living in a city with no electricity. The Fulani people carry their houses along with all their possessions on the backs of donkeys (in N’djamena they use camels but rainy season is too long here for them). The houses are made from mud and the roads are unpaved. James Appel brings much of this alive in his book “Children of the East.”

Global Health, Travelgiveworklove, Whole Systems

Football and Global Health

by Taiwo Adesina from travelgiveworklove Last night the 49ers played their final game of the season, losing in the NFC Championship to the Seattle Seahawks by 6 points and thus losing their chance to meet the Denver Broncos in the 48th Superbowl in New York.

Global Health, Life in Chad, Whole Individuals, community resilience

Christmas in Béré!

By Zachary Gately, MPH As you can imagine, holidays away from home can be an emotional roller coaster for many people. First it was Thanksgiving, then Christmas, and now it will be New Years. It seems like only last week I boarded my first flight out of Reno, NV, to head over hear and now we are entering 2014!

Global Health, Life in Chad, Whole Communities, Whole Individuals, community resilience


By Zachary Gately, MPH Madness! This week has been compete madness! We have been conducting our Community Health Worker (CHW) Trainings for the new members as well as having to plan for the entire next year, and prepare for next week's Traditional Birth Attendant (TBA) trainings. Josh also returned from the States last Friday, giving us an extra pair of hands again. It's finally Friday which means the training will be completed and at least we can rest tomorrow.

Global Health, Life in Chad, Whole Communities, Whole Individuals, community resilience

Good Relationships are Hard to Come by

By Zachary Gately, MPH - zgately.com Béré is a happening place! It does not seem like it on a day-to-day basis but looking back over the last few days, I realized I stopped a lot of things 18 November. Most emails I need to respond to are from around that date, all my receipts from them on were not entered, and I haven’t blogged since then. I had a few great ideas for blogs: “Birthdays in Béré,” “Holidays without Hype,” or “Too much Food for Thought.” Alas, the timing came and went so here I am writing now.

Global Health, Health Promotion, Population Medicine, Whole Communities

Volunteer for the Philippines Disaster Response

Dr. Ryan Sinclair PhD, MPH - http://gaiadesert.blogspot.com/ The LLU is known as a global hub for all aspects of health. Our Public Health Disaster Assistance and Relief Team (PH DART) exists to respond to these types of disasters.

Global Health, Life in Chad, Whole Individuals, community resilience

Crash and Burn

By Zachary Gately, MPH - zgately.com This Friday evening, it was my turn to do vespers. Since I talk about a quite comical experience that happened this week, I though you might enjoy the story as well as the message. Confidence We all need confidence. A healthy dose of self confidence is needed in the work place, in school, art, and relationships. Confidence is a bit like having trust in yourself. You know you can accomplish x, y, and z without problems.