Section for Global Health Collaborations

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology and the Ghana Health Services

The Section for Global Health has collaborated with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and the Ghana Health Services – the primary provider of population healthcare services in Ghana since 2011. Our partnership has led to the successful implementation of evidence-based interventions to improve population health in the Ashanti region and most recently in the Brong-Ahafo region of Ghana.

Through this partnership Dr. Gbenga Ogedegbe, has, with collaborators Jacob Plange-Rhule, MD of with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Juliet Iwelunmor, PhD, of Saint Louis University, published research that addresses barriers to hypertension control in Ghana, including using task-shifting to address systems level barriers to optimal hypertension control and strategies for management of hypertension.

New York University College of Global Public Health

The Section on Global Health partner with colleagues at the NYU College of Global Public Health in our work. The College of Global Public Health has a bold vision - to significantly improve the health of populations by pioneering solutions that advance health equity around the world, today and tomorrow. That vision reflects a core belief that global health is not merely a field of study, area of research, or a career, but a goal that will change the world. The Section on Global Health provides ongoing training to students from the College of Global Public Health in cardiovascular research and implementation science (how to translate evidence-based research into practice).