Episode 3

Gaps in Podoconiosis Training

Published on: 26th February, 2021

The newest episode in UGHE’s Research for Equity podcast series speaks to Dr. Janna Schurer, One Health Assistant Professor and Dr. Agazi Fitsum Gebreselassie, MGHD '20 and Lecturer in UGHE’s Center for One Health. The episode, hosted by MGHD ‘20 alumni and UGHE Faculty Gloria Igihozo, deep dives into ‘podoconiosis’ - a highly preventable neglected tropical disease affecting approximately 4 million people worldwide. Their research - ‘Far from the views of decision-makers’ - examines education as a powerful tool to bridging the knowledge gap around podoconiosis, improving treatment and preventative advice and the lives of those affected in Africa and beyond.

Link to research paper

(Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 114, Issue 12)

Authors: Kelly Fowler, Lilian Nantume Wampande, Agazi Gebreselassie, Ursin Bayisenge, Chany Uwase, Adilson de Oliveira, Janna M Schurer. 

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Research for Equity
A podcast on research advancing global health equity. Presented by the University of Global Health Equity.
The world needs research that addresses the contextual needs of vulnerable communities, influences action in policy and program development, empowers global fighters to advance discovery that benefits the underserved populations, and moves us closer to an equitable world. Through interviews conducted by our diverse alumni, UGHE's new Research for Equity series meets some of our researchers driving forward this mission and presents a personal view on their work in addressing some of today’s most pressing global challenges through an equity lens.