News by Year - 2017

Notes from the Field: Use of Asynchronous Video Directly Observed Therapy for Treatment of Tuberculosis and Latent Tuberculosis Infection in a Long-Term–Care Facility ― Puerto Rico, 2016–2017

Post Date: 
2017-12-22
Source: 
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
CDC logo
emocha's video Directly Observed Therapy is highlighted in this report. . . . As of July 12, 2017, all 11 patients with active TB disease and all six with LTBI had completed treatment with recommended ≥80% compliance (percentage of scheduled doses actually taken) (Table) (6). Active TB disease...

World AIDS Day: BJGMC Team Offers Community Counseling and Preventive Care

Post Date: 
2017-12-21
World AIDS Day Organizing Team at BJGMC
150 people participated in a non-communicable diseases awareness camp for people in Pune, India, living with HIV.

Notes from the Field--Tuberculosis Control Activities After Hurricane Harvey--Texas, 2017

Post Date: 
2017-12-15
Source: 
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Hurricane symbol with Texas state flag
emocha's video Directly Observed Therapy helped officials maintain continuity of care for TB patients following Hurricane Harvey.

Celebrating Johns Hopkins Medicine's impact in India

Post Date: 
2017-12-13
Source: 
The Campaign for Johns Hopkins Medicine
In four years, the Center for Clinical Global Health Education has tripled its capacity for conducting research on grave health threats, thanks to strong philanthropic support

Transforming India from TB Hot Zone to TB Hot Shot

Post Date: 
2017-12-09
Source: 
Indiaspora
Amita Gupta
Dr. Amita Gupta's invited commentary: Can Indian transform its role in the global TB epidemic?

Combination HIV prevention reduces infections

Post Date: 
2017-12-01
Source: 
MD Magazine
. . . Researchers found that throughout the 7-year period in which rates of treatment and voluntary medical male circumcision increased significantly, HIV incidence dropped by 42% among nearly 18,000 people in Uganda . . .

NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2017

Post Date: 
2017-12-01
. . . A study published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine found that HIV incidence dropped by 42 percent among nearly 18,000 people in a Ugandan district during a 7-year period when the rates of HIV treatment and voluntary medical male circumcision were significantly increased . . .

4 ways that telemedicine can address the opioid crisis

Post Date: 
2017-12-01
Source: 
The Hill
Dr. Robert Bollinger
CCGHE Director Dr. Bob Bollinger describes the utility of telemedicine in this opinion article in The Hill.

Male Circumcision and Antiviral Drugs Appear to Sharply Reduce HIV Infection Rate

Post Date: 
2017-11-29
. . . The study, published Nov. 29 in the New England Journal of Medicine , is the first to track a large group of people before, during and after the start of an HIV prevention program and show that the program is likely working on a large scale. The researchers found that as the program began and...

Male circumcision and antiviral drugs appear to sharply reduce HIV infection rate

Post Date: 
2017-11-29
Source: 
Medical Xpress
. . . The current study, based on RCCS data on 34,000 adults enrolled and followed between 1989 and 2016, confirmed the widespread adoption of many of PEPFAR's HIV prevention measures. The use of antiretroviral therapy among infected people rose steadily from 12 percent in the 2006 survey to 69...

Combination HIV Prevention Reduces New Infections by 42 Percent in Ugandan District

Post Date: 
2017-11-29
Dr. Larry Chang
NIH announces findings from Larry Chang and colleagues published in the New England Journal of Medicine .

Toward a TB-Free India

Post Date: 
2017-11-09
Source: 
Interagency TB Newsletter
Map of southwest India
TB research underway by the Indo-JHU clinical research partnership is highlighted in the US Interagency TB Newsletter.

Mexico conference: Experts from BJ Medical College make presentations on TB, treatment

Post Date: 
2017-11-09
Source: 
The Indian Express
Four fellows from the BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Training Program make national headlines in India.

CCGHE Joins 12-Country UNITAID Effort to Control TB

Post Date: 
2017-11-08
CCGHE Joins 12-Country UNITAID Effort to Control TB
Shorter course to prevent progression of latent TB to active disease is the aim of the effort.

Technology could help opioid addicts in rural America, but a federal rule needs changing

Post Date: 
2017-11-08
Source: 
McClatchy News
emocha Mobile Health's miDOT app
CCGHE's Dr. Bob Bollinger discusses the utility of emocha in treating patients in remote areas.

Tech designed for Africa helps US fight disease, save money

Post Date: 
2017-10-12
Source: 
Global Health Matters
Dr. Bob Bollinger talks with the NIH Fogarty Center about development of the emocha mobile health platform.

Bollinger tapped for Fogarty International Center Advisory Board

Post Date: 
2017-10-12
Source: 
Global Health Matters
Photo of Dr. Bob Bollinger
CCGHE Director joins the Fogarty International Advisory Board, which provides strategic guidance on policies and programs

Efficacy maintained in HIV regimen switch

Post Date: 
2017-10-10
Source: 
MedPage Today
. . . "We still do have a lot of people on protease inhibitors in this country," Chida told MedPage Today. "Data to prove the safety and sustain viral load effect is important" to support decisions about switching. . .

Investigational flu drug a near match for oseltamivir

Post Date: 
2017-10-09
Source: 
MedPage Today
Dr. Natasha Chida
MedPage Today caught up with Dr. Natasha Chida at IDWeek 2017

CCGHE at the Union 2017

Post Date: 
2017-10-05
The 2017 Union Conference was in Guadalajaro, Mexico, October 11-14, and Indo-JHU research was well represented.

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