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Anesthesiology project set to expand in Africa

Jan. 10, 2019—Following the success of its ImPACT-Kenya (Improving Perioperative Anesthesia Care and Training) project, the Department of Anesthesiology has received another grant to expand into neighboring Ethiopia.

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Team’s mobile app helping healthcare workers in Africa

Nov. 16, 2017—A smartphone application called mUzima, developed for healthcare workers by Vanderbilt’s Martin Were, MD, MS, and his team, is catching on in eastern Africa.

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Newton lands humanitarian award from national anesthesiology group

Oct. 27, 2016—Mark Newton, M.D., professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and director of the Vanderbilt International Anesthesia program, has been named to receive the 2016 Nicholas M. Greene, M.D., Outstanding Humanitarian Contribution Award.

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Grant helps expand training outreach program in Kenya

May. 21, 2015—In an especially underserved region of western Kenya, expectant mothers requiring cesarean section are the focus of a new $2.6 million grant to Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), Kenya’s AIC Kijabe Hospital and the Kenya-based Center for Public Health and Development.

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Kenyan team trains in health care simulation at VUMC

Mar. 5, 2015—A team of Kenyan medical and technology professionals is spending February and March at Vanderbilt to learn how to train health care providers in their country through the use of simulation technology and to receive guidance on establishing the first medical simulation lab in sub-Saharan Africa.

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VIGH launches program for Vanderbilt nurses in Kenya

Mar. 27, 2013—The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health has launched the Global Health Nurse in Residence Program, a 12-week funded program in Kenya for Vanderbilt nurses. The program provides funding and support for licensed nursing professionals affiliated with Vanderbilt University to serve, train, network and collaborate with Kenyan nurses and other health care workers for up to 12 weeks...

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