UNM, African Countries Share Public Health Strategies in Albuquerque


  Health representatives from 12 African nations, along with Madagascar and Haiti, visited the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center last month seeking proven strategies to strengthen community health programs in their countries. The contingent included leading epidemiologists, tuberculosis coordinators, HIV clinicians, medical investigators and biomedical researchers.

The group is exploring public health and infectious disease challenges and solutions as part of the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program. They hope to better understand the roles played by U.S. government and non-governmental agencies in developing public health programs for both urban and rural populations.

Center stage during the UNM visit was the School of Medicine’s Vallabh…

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