GHC NEWS FLASH: GLOBAL HEALTH ROUNDUP 11/6/15

Fulbright-Fogarty Fellows Application Deadline Extended
The Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Office of Academic Exchange Programs (ECA) of the Department of State plan to increase the number of Fulbright-Fogarty fellows (US graduate students) to ten in the 2016-17 Class based on the quality of the applicants. The application deadline has been extended to November 15, for the 2016-17 fellows. 

Roux Prize Winner Announced
The Roux Prize, the world’s largest award for evidence-based public health achievement, was recently awarded to Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, a trained pediatrician and Minister of Health of Rwanda. The $100,000 award is given by GHC member the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. Read more about the award and Dr. Binagwaho’s accomplishments.

WHO Solicits Proposals for SAGE Nominations 
The World Health Organization (WHO) is soliciting proposals for nominations for current vacancies on its Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on immunization. Nominations are solicited from all regions and are required to be submitted no later than January 15, 2016. Nominations will then be carefully reviewed by the SAGE membership selection panel, which will propose the selection of nominees to the WHO Director-General for appointment.