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.
In marking International Women Day, Columbia Global Centers Nairobi partnered with a working committee of women leaders from the African Gender Taskforce - a virtual forum comprising of about 130 women who are passionate about all issues pertaining to and that affect women. The Women deliberated on plans / programs to empower women through training in key areas such as in productivity, security, sustainability, personal development and assertiveness.
The committee established 5 thematic areas under which training would be established and implemented. These are;
Nutrition not only improves the quality of life of children with cancer, but also increases their survival rates. Speaking at a public lecture organized by Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai in January, Professor Ladas said “Research has shown that poor nutrition of children has resulted in increase in length of their hospitalization and chances of re-admission, increased side effects of cancer therapy and could even result in them abandoning cancer therapy.”