Global Health Modules

Our team of VIGH-affiliated faculty has created a series of video presentations on a variety of global health topics. You can access these videos on our VIGH Global Health Training Videos YouTube channel or using the links below. (Note: some videos may require “login” to Spark – please use your VUnetID to log in)

Implementation Science and Quality Improvement

jcarlucciIntroduction
Jimmy Carlucci, M.D., M.P.H.
Pediatric Infectious Disease, Clinical Research Fellow
Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

Part 1 of a three-part series on implementation science and quality improvement in resource-limited settings. Presented by Dr. Jimmy Carlucci from the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health.

jcarlucciQuality Improvement
Jimmy Carlucci, M.D., M.P.H.
Pediatric Infectious Disease, Clinical Research Fellow
Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

Part 2 of a three-part series on implementation science and quality improvement in resource-limited settings. Presented by Dr. Jimmy Carlucci from the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health.

jcarlucciCase Study in Mozambique
Jimmy Carlucci, M.D., M.P.H.
Pediatric Infectious Disease, Clinical Research Fellow
Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

Part 3 of a three-part series on implementation science and quality improvement in resource-limited settings. Presented by Dr. Jimmy Carlucci from the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health.

Infectious Diseases

Chikungunya 
Paul Jacob, M.D., M.P.H.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

This presentation provides an introductory overview of the epidemiology, prevention, and management of Chikungunya.

Dengue Fever 
Paul Jacob, M.D., M.P.H.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

This presentation provides a foundational overview of Dengue Fever, including epidemiology, risk factors, prevention, and treatment.

Helminths of Global Importance 
David Dobrzynski Jr., M.D.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

This presentation provides a basic overview of Helminths, including cestodes and nematodes.

Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses 
Paul Jacob, M.D., M.P.H.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

This presentation describes the basic characteristics and epidemiology of Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses, including Arenaviridae (e.g. Lassa Fever), Bunyaviridae (e.g. Rift Valley Fever, Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, and Hantavirus), Flaviviridae, and Filoviridae (e.g. Marburg) viruses.

Malaria 
David Dobrzynski Jr., M.D.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

This presentation provides a foundational overview of Malaria, including species, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, treatment, and prevention.

Yellow Fever 
Paul Jacob, M.D., M.P.H.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

This presentation provides a basic overview of the epidemiology, prevention, and management of Yellow Fever.

Zika Virus 
Paul Jacob, M.D., M.P.H.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

This presentation provides a foundational overview of Zika Virus, including epidemiology, risk factors, prevention, and treatment.

 

HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Endemic Fungi
C. William Wester, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

This session explores issues of importance in the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and endemic fungi.

Malaria, Cholera, Leprosy, and Leishmaniasis
C. William Wester, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

This session explores issues of importance in the prevention and control of malaria, cholera, leprosy, and leishmaniasis.

Schistosomiasis, Filariasis, and Intestinal Helminths
Sten H. Vermund, M.D., Ph.D.
Dean and Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health
Yale School of Public Health

This session explores issues of importance in the prevention and control of schistosomiasis, filariasis, and intestinal helminths.

Dengue Fever, Arenavirus, and SARS
C. William Wester, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

This lecture explores issues of importance surrounding dengue fever, arenavirus, and SARS.

Rickettsioses, Chaga’s Disease, Echinococcus granulosis, and Liver Flukes
C. William Wester, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Maternal-Child Health and Midwifery on the Global Stage

dpilkentonMaternal-Child Health on the Global Stage
Deanna Pilkenton, C.N.M, M.S.N.
Instructor, Nurse-Midwifery Program
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

This module focuses on the importance of maternal and child health (MCH) and the disease burden of reproductive health on the international level. Major causes of maternal, neonatal, and childhood mortality are explored. The module examines the UN Millennium Development Goals, the UNFPA’s “State of the World’s Midwifery 2014,” and the critical role of midwives in MCH prevention. Key MCH indicators in specified nations, recommendations for action, and additional resources will also be explored.

Pregnant & Postpartum Women: Sustaining Engagement in HIV Care and Treatment
Tamsin Phillips, M.P.H.
University of Cape Town, South Africa

This presentation reviews global research about engaging pregnant and postpartum women in HIV care with a particular focus on describing challenges and lessons learned in South Africa.

kclouseEngaging Pregnant Women in HIV Care After Delivery
Kate Clouse, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor
Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
Vanderbilt Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases

Non-Communicable Diseases

Non-communicable Diseases
Muktar Aliyu, M.D., Dr.P.H.
Program Director, Nigeria
Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

This module focuses on the burden of chronic disease in developing countries.  A broad range of chronic disease and attendant complications are explored with a special emphasis on cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and diabetes.

Nutritional Issues in Resource-Limited Settings

Introduction
Douglas C. Heimburger, M.D., M.S.
Associate Director, Education and Training
Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

This video is an introduction to an eight-part series on Nutritional Issues in Resource-limited Settings. It was developed at the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health and is narrated by Dr. Douglas Heimburger.

Undernutrition
Douglas C. Heimburger, M.D., M.S.
Associate Director, Education and Training
Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

This video focuses on under-nutrition and is part of an eight-session series on Nutritional Issues in Resource-limited Settings. It was developed at the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health and is narrated by Dr. Douglas Heimburger.

Overnutrition
Douglas C. Heimburger, M.D., M.S.
Associate Director, Education and Training
Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

This video focuses on overnutrition and is part of an eight-session series on Nutritional Issues in Resource-limited Settings. It was developed at the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health and is narrated by Dr. Douglas Heimburger.

Vitamin A Deficiencies
Douglas C. Heimburger, M.D., M.S.
Associate Director, Education and Training
Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

This video focuses on Vitamin A Deficiencies and is part of an eight-session series on Nutritional Issues in Resource-limited Settings. It was developed at the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health and is narrated by Dr. Douglas Heimburger.

Iron Deficiency
Douglas C. Heimburger, M.D., M.S.
Associate Director, Education and Training
Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

This video focuses on Iron Deficiency and is part of an eight-session series on Nutritional Issues in Resource-limited Settings. It was developed at the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health and is narrated by Dr. Douglas Heimburger.

Iodine Deficiency
Douglas C. Heimburger, M.D., M.S.
Associate Director, Education and Training
Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

This video focuses on Iodine Deficiency and is part of an eight-session series on Nutritional Issues in Resource-limited Settings. It was developed at the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health and is narrated by Dr. Douglas Heimburger.

Zinc Deficiency
Douglas C. Heimburger, M.D., M.S.
Associate Director, Education and Training
Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

This video focuses on Zinc Deficiency and is part of an eight-session series on Nutritional Issues in Resource-limited Settings. It was developed at the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health and is narrated by Dr. Douglas Heimburger.

HIV and Nutrition
Douglas C. Heimburger, M.D., M.S.
Associate Director, Education and Training
Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Pathology and Transfusion Medicine in Resource-Limited Settings

Pathology and Transfusion Medicine in Resource-Limited Settings
Quentin Eichbaum, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Director of Transfusion Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Prevention and Treatment Interventions in Resource-Limited Settings

Prevention and Treatment in Resource-Limited Settings
C. William Wester, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Water and Sanitation

Water and Sanitation
Sten H. Vermund, M.D., Ph.D.
Dean and Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health
Yale School of Public Health

This session highlights the technical capacity requirements needed to provide small and/or developing communities with clean water and sanitation.

Water and Sanitation in Africa
Pamela Crane Ph.D.

This module focuses on water, sanitation, and hygiene specific to African countries.

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