The Columbia Global Centers are dedicated to being on the front line of a diverse array of health and medicine specialties through their interdisciplinary partnerships with the University and local partners. Our Centers initiate and support health and medicine initiatives in the areas of public health, healthcare access, addressing global health threats, community health worker training, and more.
During India’s National Nutrition Month in September, the Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai organized two notable workshops that were designed to deliberate on the country’s most pressing nutrition concerns. Today, India is clearly in the midst of a “nutrition transition,” from a situation in which undernutrition was the only concern for the country to one in which over-nutrition, obesity, and other nutrition-related non-communicable diseases are becoming equally prominent.
On August 17th and 18th, Columbia Global Centers Nairobi hosted a PGIF Workshop by Drs' Phillip Larussa, Wilmot James and Lawrence Stanberry - which involved a Pediatric Leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa. Participants were from Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Ghana, and Liberia.
The goal of this meeting was to assemble key African pediatric leaders in the academic, government and not-for-profit sectors to discuss Global Health Security Agenda issues as they relate to the child and adolescent.