New Partnership: emBOLDening pathologists
”Pathology plays a critical role in guiding clinical decisions about patient diagnosis and treatment. It is an essential tool in screening and disease prevention programs that contributes to the overall health and well-being of communities. Inadequate pathology services result in ineffective treatment programs due to delayed or inaccurate diagnoses, which affect patient care directly and lead to erroneous estimates of disease rates.”
African Strategies for Advancing Pathology (ASAP) is a non-profit organization composed of professionals with a common interest in increasing and improving access to diagnostic pathology and laboratory medicine in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and other regions of the world that currently lack access to these services.
The eA and ASAP partnership includes providing technical assistance for proper collection of geospatial data in a worldwide survey. In addition, we are focusing on GIS mapping of the survey results to deliver:
- Enhanced data visualization,
- Efficient data analytics, and
- Training of ASAP personnel in order to sustainably maintain the efforts moving forward.
The Radical Humanitarian in Action
We’re proud of our CO School of Public Health colleagues Drs. Charles Little & Debra Kreisberg AND The Radical Humanitarian alum Rachel Kuker for helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Dr. Little and Rachel are two of the countless Colorado health workers assisting those in need.
Dr. Charles Little is an Emergency Medicine Physician at the University of Colorado Denver University of Colorado School of Medicine and co-leads the Colorado School of Public Health Certificate in Public Health Preparedness & Disaster Response. eA’s ED, Dr. Neena Jain, revamped and is teaching the Certificate course, “International Disasters and Global Humanitarianism” this fall.
Rachel is a pulmonary nurse and recently participated in our 3-day The Radical Humanitarian (TRH) workshop which prepared health workers to assist in global health and humanitarian assistance contexts. Read more about their work here.
These are just a few of the great things people had to say about our TRH August 2017 training, co-hosted with CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences and CU College of Nursing.
- When asked how well the course met their educational needs, 100% of respondents reported either very well or extremely well.
- And, 82% said they would recommend the course to a friend or colleague.
This training was a great success! Stay tuned for our 2018 offerings!
See more pictures from TRH and read the full evaluation results here!
Update on Burundi Partnership
We traveled to Washington D.C. to work with FVS-AMADE M&E Officer, Rémy Nsengiyumva, who has worked with this Burundi community-based organization for 17 years in various capacities.
From June – August 2017, eA and FVS-AMADE undertook an extensive process of creating Problem Trees – tools that help organizations map links between issues, resulting effects, and root causes.
A total of 227 FVS-AMADE Staff and Community Members, from 5 provinces participated in the Problem Tree process. From this, FVS-AMADE reported a greater understanding of the most effective techniques for constructing a Problem Tree and Best Practices to incorporate community voices. Through this work, they are able to identify causes and effects in program interventions, understand gaps, and better prioritize communities’ needs.
This is one example of linkages they found between the FVS-AMADE Child Rights Programs and community concerns.
Promoting Education about Refugees
Our Co-Founders Bill Rohs and Dr. Neena Jain, both former MSF/ Doctors Without Borders workers, volunteered at MSF’s Forced From Home event in Boulder, CO. This free interactive exhibition exposed the realities of the global refugee crisis.
Many attendees remarked how unique and informative this experience had been, and many wished that ALL people had utilized this opportunity to learn more about the plight of >65 million people actively displaced today!
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