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  1. 1. 1 Greetings and welcome to the latest edition of the CGI Newsletter Dr. Chris Stout, Editor Gracie Wang, Co-Editor Volume III, Number 7 July 2016 _____News, Tools, Reports and Shout-Outs______ How to Write a Social Media Fundraising Strategy for Your Nonprofit The process of defining your goals and priorities will focus and unite communications and fundraising staff and help motivate executive staff to make a long-term investment. Your strategic plan should be simple and flexible. Social and mobile media change so quickly that detailed, long-term strategic plans too often overcomplicate the process and become outdated within a year’s time. To help you begin, below is a three-step process for writing a strategic plan that can easily be revised on annual basis while at the same time is workable and moves your nonprofit forward.
  2. 2. 2 Learn more: http://www.nptechforgood.com/2016/02/13/how-to-write-a-social-media-fundraising- strategy-for-your-nonprofit/ 7 Ways to Use LinkedIn for Nonprofits The beauty of social media is in its variety of channels, with each one lending itself to different storytelling strengths. Twitter is effective for open, ongoing dialogues with supporters, while Instagram gives supporters a visual, intimate peek into life at your organization. For nonprofits, perhaps the most underutilized and least understood of all channels is LinkedIn. But it is currently 414 million users strong, which means that telling the “professional” side of your organization’s story is definitely worth your time. Learn more: https://www.classy.org/blog/ways-use-linkedin-for-nonprofits/ The Global Humanitarian Lab: A worldwide partnership launches to incubate, make and accelerate humanitarian innovation with and for the most vulnerable people Istanbul (GHL) – A person who has lost their family, home and livelihood in a disaster is more likely to know what they need to realise their recovery than anyone else. New ways of engaging with affected populations have demonstrated that the humanitarian sector can Reshape Aid and put power back into the hands of local people. The Global Humanitarian Lab (GHL) is a partnership that aims to do just this. It aims to create a space within any response where local people are supported by global experts, private
  3. 3. 3 companies, and a joined-up humanitarian sector. The new humanitarian partnership was launched this morning at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. As humanitarian agencies have set up innovation units over the past few years, there has been a recognition of a persisting need for collaborative work to solve common challenges. The Global Humanitarian Lab chooses to steer away from ‘business as usual’ in the humanitarian sector. It has brought together large-scale, international humanitarian institutions with smaller, local initiatives that include NGOs, start-ups, social entrepreneurs and the maker community, to incubate, make and accelerate products and processes. GHL aims to eliminate institutional barriers that prevent substantive collaboration in the current humanitarian world and tap into the global community of grassroots innovators to boost bottom-up solutions. In my career in the humanitarian sector, I have encountered many structural challenges with the humanitarian system. Too often, the people we are really working for have too little say in how they rebuild their lives. They can be confronted by a diversity of relief organisations that offer out-of-date solutions that can only meet short-term needs. Innovation and localisation are seen as key to meeting growing humanitarian needs on smaller budgets. The Global Humanitarian Lab was conceived as a way to tackle these structural challenges. We are facilitating a collaborative ecosystem for humanitarian innovation. And it has been very exciting that so many partners have committed to being part of this ecosystem so quickly. Together, we will become much more than the sum of our parts. Olivier Delarue, Executive Director of the GHL Field Ready was quickly attracted to the idea of the Global Humanitarian Lab. In Nepal, we have witnessed the incredible talent of people – particularly young people – in the camps and in Kathmandu and have seen with our partners the real value of community spaces that allow their talents to find expression. For our work to be successful, we need to engage with local manufacturers, entrepreneurs and makers, as well as the international aid agencies. The GHL promises to bring these communities together to tackle systemic challenges. To us, the unique and critical part of the GHL is that they have put ‘make’ as a central part of their concept. Spaces where people can make things together is fundamentally a culture that we need to foster in disaster response. Andrew Lamb, Innovation Advisor at Field Ready (embedded in the GHL) A global partnership still in its own incubation phase, the GHL is founded by Handicap International, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Terre des Hommes, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme (WFP); and supported by private sector entities including Hunt Consolidated, IKEA Foundation, Tent Foundation, UPS Foundation, Vodafone Foundation, and; academic institutions, including the Center for Bits and Atoms at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (CBA MIT), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and University of Geneva as well as the humanitarian entities including MSF and IFRC, start-up and tech communities, including the Fab Foundation, Field Ready, Impact Hub Geneva and IoT Bangalore. Inspired by the call for innovation in the humanitarian sector, the GHL has received the initial support from the governments of Australia and Switzerland. As an open partnership, the now established GHL will start engaging with more partners and supporters in order to make bottom-up innovation a reality for the humanitarian affected populations. Press release: https://consultations2.worldhumanitariansummit.org/bitcache/a0808723f26f14aeb0c3d4c4bcfc97d2 eed65990?vid=580886&disposition=inline&op=view
  4. 4. 4 Humanitarian Summit Has ‘Set New Course,’ Says Ban, Calling For Action on Commitments Hailing the global community’s achievements at the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for commitments made to be taken forward for transformative change from the top down and from the ground up. “The World Humanitarian Summit has been a unique event, in form as well as substance,” Mr. Ban said in Istanbul, Turkey, speaking to reporters on the second and last day of the Summit, dedicated to improving the humanitarian system and alleviating the suffering of millions. “We have the wealth, knowledge and awareness to take better care of one another. But we need action, based on the five core responsibilities of the Agenda for Humanity,” he stressed, referring to the principles that guided the hundreds of events organized at the two-day conference. In total, the Summit brought together 173 Member States, 55 Heads of State and Governments, some 350 private sector representatives, and over 2000 people from civil society and non-governmental organizations. Together, some 1,500 commitments were made, including:  The Education Cannot Wait fund to help provide quality education to children and youth in crises.
  5. 5. 5  A Grand Bargain that will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of investment in emergency response  The Global Preparedness Partnership to better prepare twenty of the countries that are most at risk of crisis  The One Billion Coalition for Resilience which aims to mobilize a billion people to build safer and more stable communities worldwide More information: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=54030#.V2hVOLsrKUl USAID Releases the 2016 Acting on the Call Report Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) releases the 2016 Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths report. The 2016 report provides country-by-country updates on progress toward USAID’s goal of saving the lives of 15 million children and 600,000 women by 2020, focusing on 25 priority countries that, together, account for more than two-thirds of the world’s child and maternal deaths. For the first time, the 2016 Acting on the Call report also includes an in-depth look at the equitable access to health services. The report examines how, through an equity-based approach, USAID and partners can accelerate progress toward ending preventable child and maternal deaths, saving the lives of 8 million women and children from the bottom two wealth quintiles alone – the poorest 40 percent of the population – by 2020. Highlights from the report:
  6. 6. 6  In Ethiopia, USAID supported the expansion of community-based health insurance schemes, reaching 6.5 million people – a 700 percent increase over the previous year.  In districts of Tanzania identified as having the lowest immunization coverage rates, the number of under- and unvaccinated children was reduced by more than 95 percent between 2013 and 2015.  Quality improvement efforts in USAID-supported facilities in India led to a 13 percent reduction in newborn mortality. Alongside the release of the 2016 report, USAID announced the Integrating Community Health Program, a new $9.2 million initiative that will leverage an additional $10 million investment from other sources, as well as support in the form of trainings, equipment, and direct support to community health workers. The Integrating Community Health Program is a collaboration between USAID and UNICEF that will support countries to achieve and sustain effective coverage of proven health interventions at scale and contribute to ending preventable child and maternal deaths. Learn more  Read the 2016 Acting on the Call report and check out the report fact sheet [PDF, 6.7MB] and read the press release.  Learn more about the Integrating Community Health Program.  Use the social media toolkit to join the conversation.  Learn more about USAID’s work in Maternal and Child Health.  Watch “To Keep a Promise”, a video from partners of USAID showcasing the importance of continued investment in maternal and child health. ___Award, Grant, Funding, Ed. & Job Opportunities___ Apply for a Burroughs Wellcome Fund/ASTMH Postdoctoral Fellowship In Tropical Infectious Diseases For individuals from US or Canadian institutions with medical degrees and with an academic appointment of fellow interested in conducting research in tropical infectious diseases overseas. If selected, you can receive 2 years of support at $65,000 US per year to cover travel, stipend, fringe benefits, health insurance and capacity development at the overseas site.  Learn More & Apply  Deadline: August 3, 2016 Team Leader – Education Pathways to Peace in Mindanao, Philippines The successful candidate will have demonstrable leadership and managerial attributes, including a clear commitment to supporting improvements in the conditions and situations faced by
  7. 7. 7 marginalized/disadvantaged groups, and proven ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural, fragile, conflict-affected environment.  Learn More & Apply  Deadline: July 10, 2016 Interpeace Programme Officer – Nairobi, Kenya with extensive travel to the field The PO-RB is a member of the core programmatic team for Interpeace’s work in the Great Lakes region of Central Africa. He / she will report to the Great Lakes Coordinator and will collaborate closely with the other members of the team in the overall management of the Rwanda and Burundi programmes: the Regional Director, the Regional Programme Advisor and the Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (DM&E) Officer. In this capacity, he / she will also be the key conduit for shaping and disseminating Interpeace’s reconciliation and peacebuilding work to key stakeholders. The PO-RB is responsible for working with the local partners – Never Again Rwanda (NAR) in Rwanda and Conflict Alert and Prevention Centre (CENAP) in Burundi – to ensure that the work of Interpeace is well planned in its content, captured throughout its delivery and strategically disseminated to donors and other key stakeholders to optimize its impact. The PO-RB serves as the key focal point between Interpeace and external actors in relation to the programme. The post of PO-RB is based in Nairobi and involves extensive travel to the field. Learn more and apply. ONE Policy & Advocacy Manager – Global Security & Development – Washington, DC ONE is looking for a Policy and Advocacy Manager based in Washington, DC to support our work on global security and development, including our refugee and humanitarian work. This is a new area of work for ONE and we are looking for someone to join a new team. The Manager will work with colleagues across the organization to provide policy analysis and guidance in support of the overall global security and development agenda, including our work on humanitarian and refugee issues. They will develop and maintain relationships to inform our policies and ensure they are politically relevant, work closely with ONE’s government relations leads, and develop key partnerships. Learn more and apply. Green Alley Award 2016, Business Competition for Green Economy Start-ups and Eco- Entrepreneurs The Green Alley Award is an annual european prize for start-ups and entrepreneurs in the green economy, initiated in 2014 by a group of strong partners in Germany’s entrepreneurial eco-system. We are proud to be the first start-up award to recognize promising business ideas that contribute to building a circular economy and improving the waste and recycling industry as we know it today. Our aim is to find creative people with innovative ideas about how to turn waste into a sutainable business model.  Learn More & Apply
  8. 8. 8  Deadline: July 27, 2016 Call for Applications, TED Fellows Program Every year, through a rigorous open application process, TED selects a group of rising stars to be TED Fellows. We choose Fellows based on remarkable achievement, their strength of character and on their innovative approach to solving the world’s tough problems. Fellows are invited to attend a TED conference, where they meet, exchange ideas and connect with the larger TED community. They also give their own TED Talk – an unprecedented opportunity to disseminate their unique ideas to the world.  Learn More & Apply  Deadline: July 30, 2016 Executive Director, Amnesty International USA, NY AIUSA seeks an exceptional Executive Director to lead the organization by working in deep collaboration with their incredibly powerful and engaged members, the Board of Directors, staff, and partners in the international movement to advance the human rights movement in the US and globally. The Executive Director will bring exceptional leadership and strategic abilities, strong organizational management and communications skills, and a deep sense of respect for the power of grassroots organizing. S/he will be comfortable with a shared leadership model of organizational governance, and be passionate about ensuring AIUSA’s enduring role in the human rights movement. This is a unique opportunity to assume a leadership role at the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization with a 55-year history of investigating and exposing abuses, educating and mobilizing the public, and helping transform societies to create a safer, more just world. Learn more and apply. _____Conferences and Meetings _____ Preventing Violence Against Women If you’re looking for reasons to attend or support the 2016 International Council on Women’s Health Issues (ICOWHI) Congress that convenes in Baltimore from November 6 to 9, 2016, Patricia M. Davidson, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, has some numbers:  1 in 3 women have experienced intimate partner or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetimes  Nearly 40% of women murdered each year are killed by an intimate partner  Some 150 million-plus women and girls the world over live with the consequences of female genital mutilation The Congress brings together a range of disciplines—nursing, public health, education, policy, and more—to pool resources and stem the tide of suffering. This year’s theme of “scale” and “sustainability” particularly resonates with Davidson, who notes there are too few nurses to meet the need in “a world
  9. 9. 9 that is so filled with violence.” The Huffington Post 1st Annual Cyprus International Conference on Autism Treatment and Research: Magic Always Happens Through Our Interdisciplinary Approach To Autism, 18 - 23 November, 2016, Coral Beach Hotel & Resort Paphos – Cyprus Welcome to our 1st Annual Cyprus International Conference on Autism Treatment and Research entitled Magic Always Happens through our interdisciplinary approach to autism! We are very excited to inform you that this conference taking place at Paphos, Cyprus, 18 – 23 November, 2016,has been placed under the Auspices of his Excellency the Minister of Health of the Republic of Cyprus. Our conference has a true “360 degrees” approach and it aims to bring together experts and luminaries from transdisciplinary scientific research, as well as from applied fields including academicians, psychologists, physicians, geneticists, speech therapists, civil engineers, architects, economists, law, technology, and other subject matter experts. Together, we shall all discuss best practices and suggest ideal ways of working with, treating, educating, building for, and sustaining quality centers for autism excellence. Actions need to follow words if we are to render effective and efficient solutions, thus, allowing all people on the spectrum to enjoy a better quality of life and a brighter future. Our conference will integrate plenary sessions, workgroups, and poster sessions. Following the conclusion of the conference works an expert think tank will offer specific feedback and consultation (on 23 November; by invitation only). We are honored to have Ed Tronick, PhD, Distinguished University Professor, UMASS Boston, and Research Associate, Harvard Medical School, as Chair of our scientific committee. Learn more. Call for applications: open access course to develop your own scalable digital learning course, Geneva Learning Foundation The course addresses the growing need for rapid, low-cost development of digital learning courses, a tangible sign of the ongoing digital transformation of learning, education and training (LET). It will introduce you to general principles of effective digital learning through the use of Scholar, an online learning environment developed by Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis of the University of Illinois College of Education.  Learn More & Apply  Deadline: July 3, 2016 _____Newsletter in a Newsletter _____
  10. 10. 10 INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY NEWS BULLETIN This is from our dear friends at APA’s Office of International Affairs. To send information items for the International news bulletin please write to international@apa.org TRAINING PROGRAMS American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Fundamentals Training at the APA Convention The training is free and sponsored by the American Psychological Association’s Disaster Resource Network (APA DRN) and the Denver chapter of the American Red Cross. 3 APA CE credits are available. The training will take place on Saturday August 6th, 8:30am to 12noon in Denver, Colorado, USA. For more information, please visit: https://classes.redcross.org.Deadline for registration: July 15, 2016. 5th International Workshop on Psychological Intervention After Disasters (PIAD) A workshop intended for early career research scientists from Asian-Pacific countries with interest in research on the impact of disasters and ways of science-based intervention. The workshop will take place from November, 14-17, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. For more information, please visit: http://www.iupsys.net/events/capacity-building-workshops/index.html.Deadline for applications: August 15, 2016. RECENTLY PUBLISHED APA Publications · International perspectives on becoming a master coaching psychologist. By Vandaveer, Vicki V.; Palmer, Stephen. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, Vol 68(2), Jun 2016, 99-104. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cpb0000063. · Uprooting stress, coping, and anxiety: A longitudinal study of international students. Szabo, Agnes; Ward, Colleen; Jose, Paul E. International Journal of Stress Management, Vol 23(2), May 2016, 190-208.http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0039771. · Depressive symptoms and responses to cigarette pack warning labels among Mexican smokers. Osman, Amira; Thrasher, James F.; Cayir, Ebru; Hardin, James W.; Perez- Hernandez, Rosaura; Froeliger, Brett. Health Psychology, Vol 35(5), May 2016, 442- 453. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/hea0000298. · Exploring diverse mental illness attributions in a multinational sample: A mixed- methods survey of scholars in international psychology. Knettel, Brandon A. International
  11. 11. 11 Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation, Vol 5(2), Apr 2016, 128- 140. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ipp0000048. · What effect did the global financial crisis have upon youth wellbeing? Evidence from four Australian cohorts. Parker, Philip D.; Jerrim, John; Anders, Jake. Developmental Psychology, Vol 52(4), Apr 2016, 640-651. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/dev0000092. · Combating human insecurity? Sjoberg, Laura. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, Vol 22(2), May 2016, 192-193. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pac0000151. To stay on top of the latest exciting content from APA Journals, please visit Facebook (www.facebook.com/APAJournals) and Twitter (@APA_Journals). Action Plan for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development · “Education for Global Citizenship: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Together” from the 66th UN DPI/NGO Conference. For more information, please visit: http://outreach.un.org/ngorelations/files/2016/05/FinalAA.pdf. · UN DPI/NGO Conference in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea video highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5uppOnfdE0. FELLOWSHIP Fulbright Scholar Program The 2017-2018 academic year grants are currently accepting applications. Numerous Fulbright awards are available for all levels of scholars in all countries worldwide. For more information, please visit: https://catalog.cies.org/searchResults.aspx?ca=7. CALLS FOR PAPERS & SUBMISSIONS & NOMINATIONS Call for Chapters: Culturally Engaging Service-Learning in Diverse Communities Culturally Engaging Service-Learning in Diverse Communities is a book targeting scholars and practitioners who are considering or already engaging in critical service-learning with diverse communities. Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. For more information, please visit: http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/submit/2222. Deadline: June 30, 2016 Call for Papers: From the Lab to the Polls Submissions are now being considered for publication in a special issue of Translational Issues in Psychological Science. The theme of the special issue, which will be published in 2017, is “From the Lab to the Polls: Translational Research on Political Behavior.” For more information, please visit: http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/tps/call-for-papers-labs-to-polls.aspx.Deadline: July 1, 2016. Call for Papers: Ethical Issues in Applied and Clinical Behavior Analysis Manuscripts are invited for a special issue of Behavior Consultation and Therapy, a section of the new APA
  12. 12. 12 journal, Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, with the theme "Ethical Issues in Applied and Clinical Behavior Analysis." Behavior Consultation and Therapy addresses clinical and other applied applications of behavior analysis. Emphasis on manuscripts that address ethical issues in relation to different consumer groups (adults, older adults, individuals with intellectual disabilities), dissemination of evidence-based procedures, scope of practice, supervision and training, who defines applied behavior analysis, empirical work related to ethical issues and conduct. For more information, please visit:http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/bar/call-for-papers-ethical-issues.aspx. Deadline: July 1, 2016. Call for Nominations - Editorial Board of The Counseling Psychologist Nominations are invited for nominations for 10-12 positions on the Editorial Board of The Counseling Psychologist. Particular interest in nominees with expertise in Health Psychology/Public Health, Race and Ethnicity, Quantitative Methods (especially latent class/profile analyses, SEM, and other advanced analyses), Qualitative Methods (especially CQR and grounded theory), and Vocational Psychology. All nominees should send a letter of intent and CV to Dr. Lydia P. Buki, Editor, at tcp.miami@miami.edu. The Editorial Board positions would be for a 3-year term beginning in January 2017. Deadline:July 1, 2016. Call for Papers: Organizational Behavior Behavioral Development Bulletin is preparing a special issue on organizational behavior. The issue will include empirical reports and theoretical reviews of research in organizational behavior. The scope of the papers invited for submission includes examinations of the development and structure of many types of organizations, including small to extremely large businesses and units within large organizations, research based on local and global nonprofits, higher education, both private and public political organizations of all stripes. For more information, please visit:http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/bdb/call-for-papers-organizational-behavior.aspx. Deadline: July 15, 2016 Call for Papers – Replication and Reproducibility: Questions Asked and Answered via Research Synthesis The primary mission of Psychological Bulletin is to contribute a cohesive, authoritative, theory-based, and complete synthesis of scientific evidence in the field of psychology. The editorial team is currently interested in the contribution of meta-analysis and systematic reviews to answering questions about the replication and reproducibility of psychological findings. For more information, please visit: http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/bul/. Deadline: June 30, 2017 AWARDS & GRANTS Division 42 Next Generation Fund Grants Applicants are required to submit manuscripts on clinical, practical, or research innovations that address evolving standards, practices, and methods in psychological practice. Topics may include population-based practice issues, procedure or technique-based practice issues, diagnosis-based practice issues, or service delivery models describing a practice innovation. For more information, please visit: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/next-generation-fund.aspx. Deadline: September 30, 2016 Wilhelm Wundt-William James Award for Exceptional Contributions to Trans-Atlantic Psychology An award for exceptional contributions to trans-Atlantic psychology. American Psychological Foundation (APF) encourages nominations for individuals who represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability and sexual orientation. For more information, please visit:http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/wundt.aspx?tab=3. Deadline: October 31, 2016.
  13. 13. 13 The Florence L. Denmark and Mary E. Reuder Award Recognizes outstanding psychologists who have made international contributions to further the understanding of women and/or gender. The recipient must be a psychologist with a demonstrated interest in international or cross-cultural psychology. Current membership in Division 52 is not a requirement. For more information, please visit: http://www.apa.org/about/awards/denmark- reuder52.aspx?tab=3. Deadline: May 1, 2017. American Psychological Foundation APF offers numerous grants, scholarships, and fellowships supporting projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems. For more information, please visit: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/index.aspx. APA ANNUAL CONVENTION Registration now open. Information for international visitors:http://www.apa.org/convention/programming/international/index.aspx. INTERNATIONAL AFFILIATES Visit the APA Affiliates Corner Page: http://www.apa.org/international/outreach/initiatives/affiliate- membership/international-affiliate-corner.aspx OTHER Join the APA UN listserv APAUnitedNations@lists.apa.org offers information on upcoming UN events. To join send an email with the subject line blank and the following in the body of the message: subscribe APAUNITEDNATIONS YourFirstName, YourLastName (e.g., subscribe APAUNITEDNATIONS John Doe) to listserv@lists.apa.org. Consider Sharing Your International Experiences in the Psychology International Newsletter: http://www.apa.org/international/pi/index.aspx. Contact the newsletter editor at international@apa.org JOIN GlobalYExpo! GlobalYExpo is a database of psychologists with experience outside the United States, organized by substantive areas of expertise and geographical areas of experience. GlobalYExpo is maintained by the APA Office of International Affairs. To join, please see: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1092996/Global-Expo
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  15. 15. 15 “Change the World” It always struck me that saying that sounded a lot like grandiose hubris, or at best, a dauntingly overwhelming task. The utter impossibility of it seemed certain until I realized that it can mean helping one person at a time. That is a theme you’ll see throughout this book and our websites and our work. I have added some of my LinkedIn Influencer blogs/essays that I hope may be inspirational, also. The format of this book is inspired by Brian Eno’s A Year with Swollen Appendices, not so much the diary aspect but rather the overwhelmingly large collection of information in the various appendices. Additionally, this book is an “analog” version, if you will, of the content and links found at the Center for Global Initiatives website and the associated DropBox account. Open-Sourced Humanitarian Interventionism It’s long been my goal to make life easier for those working in humanitarian and volunteer endeavors, as well as those in need of help. Indeed, in one way or another, we all need help in one form or another. So, just about everything you find herein and on the Center’s website, is free of charge, and a lot you could also find for yourself. What I’ve tried to do is speed up the search, vet what has been found, and then curate the results, making them as readily and easily available as I know how to. This is my dream of open-sourcing humanitarian work. Current Content, For Pretty Close To Forever The reason for this “reverse engineering” is twofold. First, the amount of content and links on the Center’s website may not always be apparent to the novel user. This book allows for near complete exposure to the functional tools and content that await the online user. Second, this book will never be out-of-date, in that when new content becomes available via uploads to the DropBox account, you’ll be able to read that as well. All you have to do is email me and ask to be linked. I curate the content constantly. You can also request being added to our mailing list via my email address as well if you’d like to be kept up-to-date on events and other relevant content. We welcome your joining! All proceeds from sales of this book will be donated to the Center for Global Initiatives. Available at Amazon and on Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Humanitarian-Field-Guide- Inspiration-Resources/dp/1500535079
  16. 16. 16 _____Zika, Infectious Disease, and More…_____ Aggregated News Reports from: Global Health NOW is an initiative of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, www.jhsph.edu. Views and opinions expressed in this email do not necessarily reflect those of the Bloomberg School. Created by Brian W. Simpson, MPH, Dayna Kerecman Myers, Maryalice Yakutchik, Jackie Frank and Salma Warshanna-Sparklin. You can connect with them at: bsimpso1@jhu.edu ZIKA VIRUS Clues in Dengue Previous exposure to the dengue virus may enhance the potency of a Zika infection, possibly explaining the severity of the current outbreak, a new study shows. Gavin Screaton, senior author of the early-stage laboratory research—published in Nature Immunology—and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London, said the findings could explain why the outbreak has appeared in areas where dengue is prevalent. However, a dengue antibody may be capable of neutralizing the Zika virus, the researchers revealed in a separate study in Nature—a finding that could open a window for a vaccine. Imperial College London Related: Studies find prior dengue worsens Zika but hint at vaccine potential – CIDRAP Related: White House threatens to veto Republicans' Zika funding plan – Reuters Related: A new must for your medicine cabinet: Bug spray – The Washington Post Months Late & a Billion Short The $1.1 billion allocation that the US House of Representatives agreed to for fighting Zika falls short of President Obama’s $1.9 billion request. Democrats are angry that the Republican plan would limit needed birth control services for women seeking to prevent Zika, which can be spread through unprotected sex, "a clear indication they don't take seriously the threat from the Zika virus," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said. "A narrowly partisan proposal that cuts off women's access to birth control, shortchanges veterans and rescinds Obamacare funds to cover the cost is not a serious response to the threat from the Zika virus," Democratic leader Harry Reid declared.
  17. 17. 17 Reuters Related: Requests for Abortion in Latin America Related to Concern about Zika Virus Exposure – The New England Journal of Medicine Related: Inside the US Army Lab Racing to Create a Zika Vaccine – Wired Testing a Zika Vaccine In what researchers say may be a turning point in the battle against Zika, US health officials have cleared the way to begin the first study of a Zika vaccine in human volunteers. Scientists from Pennsylvania and South Korea report that in the next few weeks they will begin testing a DNA vaccine, known as GLS-5700. The early-stage study will include 40 healthy participants and results are expected later this year. Virologists have said that developing a vaccine against Zika is particularly challenging because unlike other flaviviruses, the Zika virus has the ability to enter the nervous system of developing fetuses. The Washington Post Don’t Forget the Neighbors Controlling the mosquito population is one of the best defenses against Zika, but not everyone is on board. Some people resist spraying or clearing up mosquito breeding grounds on their property. It’s a big concern for Umair Shah, the head of Houston’s county health department. “It’s really about a neighbor who might have sources of breeding on their property that can impact a neighbor two or three houses down,” he said. The problem has forced local health officials to devise ways to handle recalcitrant (or merely absent) property owners. Salon Related: U.S. to help fund technology to eliminate Zika in blood supply – Reuters Pregnancy Free Zone If millions took the WHO’s advice to delay pregnancy in the wake of the Zika virus, there’d likely be long-term effects on the populations of countries. Citing recent history, Jill S. Grigsby, the Richard Steele Professor of Social Sciences and professor of sociology at Pomona College, writes about a range of scenarios, including Japan in 1966, known as a “fiery horse” year, when the number of births decreased by 25.3%. In those Latin American and Caribbean countries that still have above replacement fertility—such as Guatemala with 3.1 children per woman, and Haiti with 3.2 children per woman—the WHO guidelines “could jump-start a long-term decline in birth rates in countries with more favorable socio-economic conditions, such as universal education for girls and effective family planning
  18. 18. 18 programs,” Grigsby predicts. Quartz Related: Is the United States Prepared for a Major Zika Virus Outbreak? – JAMA Related: WHO sees 'very low' risk of further Zika spread due to Olympics – Reuters Related: Republicans, Who Warned of Dithering on Ebola, Now Hesitate on Zika – The New York Times Related: El Salvador says confirms first case of microcephaly linked to Zika – Reuters The poor are bearing the brunt of the Zika virus epidemic, yet governments are letting their people down with a lack of access to basic reproductive services and restrictive abortion laws— making it clear that a human-rights centered approach is essential. The Lancet Global Health (Editorial) Pediatric specialists need a new medical approach to address Zika, and they "will need to mobilize quickly to get ahead of this fast-moving train," writes Peter Hotez of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in JAMA Pediatrics.Reuters In Puerto Rico, only a fraction of tens of thousands of donated intrauterine devices and birth control pill packs from healthcare companies to prevent possible Zika-affected pregnancies are expected to get to the women who need them this month.Reuters Nearly 6 months after the first Zika cases were confirmed in Haiti—with woeful sanitation, urban overcrowding, a threadbare health system and plenty of mosquitoes—the most dire predictions have not materialized, with weekly infections down to 30. The Washington Post EBOLA Fear’s Double Edge On a reporting trip to Freetown, Sierra Leone, Emily Baumgaertner interviewed locals about the fear that clings to the country following the Ebola crisis—all while getting a sense of what they went through with a scare of her own. One survivor said that while even her family won’t go near her, she understands the fear. That fear has a double edge, Baumgaertner writes—it helped Sierra Leone beat back the epidemic. Once people admitted the virus was real, they started changing their behavior. “Ebola, at its cruelest, spreads by love,” said infectious disease doctor Megan Coffee. “It spreads when someone holds a sick child or buries their mother as they believe they should. It was communities that had to make hard choices and stop these transmission chains.” The Atlantic
  19. 19. 19 Fragile Liberia is Still Vulnerable Already a fragile and poor state pre-Ebola, poverty has only deepened in Liberia, increasing the country’s vulnerability to an outbreak—which some experts fear is likely. Lois Parshley provides a glimpse into the crushing poverty and weakened health systems that allowed the virus to take hold there in 2014, and finds that in many ways, little has changed. In just one example, a tour of the GoByeandChop market in Monrovia, Liberia reveals that despite a ban on bushmeat, dozens break the law daily. The Quote: “I don’t believe it’s in my meat,” said Rebbeca Klhea, a monkey meat vendor. “I’ve been doing this 20 years. I haven’t got Ebola.” The Atlantic Related: Girls Expelled For Getting Pregnant During Ebola Crisis Back In School –Huffington Post BREXIT No Public Health Upside Leaving the EU likely will make Britain more vulnerable to disease, as the public health risks of exiting are plentiful. Its stunning decision will exclude Britain from European research, disease control, and drug and food safety networks. And it will cause an environmental health backslide, Martin McKee, a professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine predicts, citing the loss of European regulations on clean air and water. As for possible public health benefits of Brexit: McKee said “none whatsoever.” The Huffington Post Related: Britain Votes to Leave E.U.; Cameron Plans to Step Down – The New York Times Related: How Brexit could damage our health – The Guardian (Opinion) TUBERCULOSIS TB Cheats The WHO’s guidance on cheaper TB treatment regimens for low-income countries may have contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths, and boosted the spread of drug-resistant strains, researchers from Duke, Brandeis and Harvard claim. They write that while “human rights activists successfully institutionalized the principle that the highest standard of clinical care for HIV is a public good,” the WHO advised “not to treat patients infected with MDR-TB, but rather to focus on preventing the emergence of drug resistance.” The Quote: “Gains against HIV have not been replicated against TB, despite the fact that it
  20. 20. 20 remains the biggest killer of people living with HIV and is now the top infectious killer of adults in the world.” Health and Human Rights Journal The Crime of Being Sick In Kenya, people lost to tuberculosis follow-up can face detention in ordinary prisons. Treatment adherence is crucial to controlling TB, but Kenya and other high-burden countries lack sufficient isolation wards and resources. And while public health laws can be used to enforce isolation, adherence, and completion of TB treatment, the approach curtails human rights—and could “worsen social inequalities and lead to a paradoxical increase in TB incidence,” write the authors of a paper led by Gitau Mburu. Instead, the authors urge health systems to reduce dependency on prisons by decentralizing TB treatment, enhancing education, revising public health laws and addressing the underlying inequalities in societies affected. Their paper is included in a special issue of Harvard’s Health and Human Rights . Health and Human Rights Related: New challenges for tuberculosis control in China – Lancet Global Health Related: Global burden of drug-resistant tuberculosis in children: a mathematical modelling study – The Lancet ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE Superbugs Hitching Rides on Gulls A superbug resistant to the last-line antibiotic colistin has been found in seagulls in Europe and South America—indicating one vehicle for the spread of resistant bacteria. 2 separate research teams in Lithuania and Argentina, in letters to the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, found the resistance-conferring gene in E. coli in Lithuania’s herring gulls and Argentina’s kelp gulls. The birds probably picked up bacteria by eating garbage containing sewage or medical waste, the researchers surmise. National Geographic Related: Deadly Superbugs Can Masquerade as Ordinary Bacteria – Bloomberg Related: Misuse of antibiotics in meat industry poses superbug risk – Boston Globe MALARIA
  21. 21. 21 A Wake-Up Call in Tanzania Discouraging news of backsliding in Tanzania’s malaria fight must prompt reflection on what went wrong, according to this editorial in The Citizen, a Tanzanian paper. Zanzibar’s success wiping out malaria inspired hope, as it inspired mainland initiatives that rolled cases back to less than 10% in 2011. Yet cases among children climbed up to 14% in the past 5 years, the 2015/16 Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey and Malaria Surveillance Survey released recently reveals. The Quote: “This is a disturbing development, a clear testimony that something went wrong in our efforts to battle this disease, which, at one time, we were in the course of controlling.” HUMAN RIGHTS Risky to Be a Widow Becoming a widow in parts of sub-Saharan Africa can invite abuse, ranging from being disinherited and robbed of their property to rape. In some communities, widows are forced to clean their husband's corpse and then drink the dirty water. “If you accept these inhumane and degrading rituals, you run the risk of disease. If you don't, you are condemned for not saying goodbye to your husband, and are abused and ostracized,” said Karen Brewer of Widows Rights International (WRI), marking International Widows' Day. The abuse can also help spread viruses like Ebola—through dangerous cleansing rituals—and HIV, when widows forced out of their homes are raped or resort to prostitution to survive. Thomson Reuters Foundation CANCER HPV Inequities While most new cervical cancer cases and deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, weak or non-existent HPV vaccination programs leave women in these regions largely unprotected. A Lancet Global Health study sheds new light on glaring disparities in addressing this preventable tragedy. From 2006-2014, of the 47 million girls and women who received full vaccine course and 59 million who got at least one dose, only 2-7% lived in underdeveloped countries. Ophira Ginsburg writes that supporters of women's sexual and reproductive rights, maternal health, and HIV/AIDS “should embrace advocates for cervical and other women's cancers, rather than perceiving such groups as potential competitors for limited emotional and financial bandwidth.” The Lancet Global Health DATA Collecting NCD Info in Morocco A new series of household surveys in Morocco will collect valuable information on
  22. 22. 22 noncommunicable diseases (NCD) risk factors, to inform policy and funding. Health data collectors will survey adult residents on tobacco use (a major issue in Morocco), alcohol consumption, physical activity, diet, blood pressure, cholesterol, and fasting blood sugar. Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the government of Australia, Data for Health will roll out in Morocco and Zambia initially, followed by 4 other countries to be determined. They’re responding to the recognition that more than 50% of all deaths go unrecorded, and large data gaps exist for causes of death and ill health, including risk factors for NCDs. WHO Related: Eighteen Countries have Partnered with Bloomberg Philanthropies' $100M Data for Health Initiative – PR Newswire CONFLICT Syria's Underground OR To support Syria’s embattled surgeons, international NGOs and doctors have created an underground support network for surgeons in Syria. They’ve equipped hospitals with Go-Pro cameras to allow surgeons abroad to guide Syrian doctors through surgeries and help monitor patients via Skype—offering long-distance support to the few doctors remaining in the country. 95% of Aleppo’s physicians have fled to neighboring countries and to Europe; a UN commission concluded that “government forces deliberately target medical personnel to gain military advantage,” denying treatment to wounded fighters and civilians “as a matter of policy,” Ben Taub writes. According to Physicians for Human Rights, the Syrian government has assassinated, bombed, and tortured to death almost 700 medical personnel—while ISIS and other non-state actors have killed 27. The New Yorker AUTISM In Egypt, Shaking Off the Stigma Treating autism early may offer the best hope for those affected, but the stigma and lack of awareness surrounding the diagnosis in Egypt stand in the way. “Autism is a tough issue in Egyptian society. It can be viewed as a curse, and children are sometimes caged. But progress is afoot,” writes Malaka Gharib. Dahlia Soliman, an educational psychologist in Cairo, is determined to improve autism care. She’s stirring awareness by lighting up the Pyramids and other monuments in blue—the color of autism awareness—and pushing the Egyptian government for more treatment options. NPR Goats and Soda
  23. 23. 23 CLIMATE CHANGE Children on the Frontlines Fossil fuel combustion and associated air pollution and carbon dioxide (CO2) cause many of children’s health problems today, as youth are biologically more vulnerable to climate change. Reviewing the evidence, Frederica Perera, director of the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH), concludes that reducing our addiction to fossil fuels is a moral imperative. In a commentary for Environmental Health Perspectives, Perera writes that if we reduce air pollution, we would see fewer low-birth weight babies, and ease the number of children suffering from asthma and neurodevelopmental problems such as lower IQ and ADHD. Mitigating climate change would also reduce the number of children dying as a result of floods and drought, and lessen children’s suffering from heat stress, malnutrition, infectious disease, respiratory illness, and mental illness. Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health Related: Climate Change Refugees: A Catastrophe of Our Own Creation – Medium MOSQUITO-BORNE DISEASES Pathogens Catch a Wave on Mosquito Spit Viruses such as dengue or Zika benefit from the inflammation caused by mosquito saliva, a new study in Immunity shows. By injecting mice with a relative of chikungunya, researchers found that inflammation boosts virus replication and spread. The inflammation causes neutrophils and macrophages to respond— but once infected, microphages help spread the virus, ultimately increasing the mortality of the host. Kai Kupferschmidt describes the infected macrophages well: “like policemen joining a mob they are meant to control.” Science Related: Mosquito Saliva Increases Endothelial Permeability in the Skin, Immune Cell Migration, and Dengue Pathogenesis during Antibody-Dependent Enhancement – PLoS Pathogens Related: Tanzania: Malaria in Children Rises From Nine to 14 Percent in Five Years –The Citizen Related: DRC: 40,000 people treated for malaria as disease surges – MSF RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS Missed MERS A Saudi hospital initially missed a MERS case, ultimately exposing 49 other patients and staff to the disease, according to the WHO.
  24. 24. 24 The 49-year-old woman, who first went to the hospital for an unrelated condition, was not isolated and shared a room. Previously, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan has criticized Saudi Arabia’s hospital infection control standards, and the latest update emphasizes the need for precautions with patients with symptoms of acute respiratory infection. Reuters Crawford Kilian contributes a scathing read of the WHO’s update, suggesting that the agency’s pleas for infection control and hygiene seem to fall on deaf ears. MATERNAL HEALTH Where Pregnant Women Have Nowhere to Turn In the Afghan province of Paktika, maternal health care is so scarce that hundreds of women die of childbirth each year, according to an Institute for War & Peace Reporting investigation. 500,000 people live in Paktika, but there are only 3 hospitals, 5 clinics, 18 primary health centers, and just 1 female doctor—in a place where religion restricts most women from being seen by male health professionals and prevents girls from receiving an education. Some health workers fear the maternal mortality rate is even higher, but they are afraid to report deaths of pregnant women to the health ministry—fearing they’ll be blamed and fired for incompetence. Others, however, point out that the responsibility rests with the government’s failure to provide adequate facilities. Related: Can Doctors Learn To Perform Abortions Without Doing One? – NPR Related: The Guardian view on family planning: the unsung human right – The Guardian (Editorial) Related: Women Are Getting Their Birth Control Online — And There's a Good Reason Why – Mic.com ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE Time to Evolve Of the nearly 2 million Americans infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year, 23,000 people die. That’s more deaths than by homicide, observes Sushrut Jangi, an internist and instructor in medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Nearly 80% of antibiotics consumed in this country are used on farms, but agriculture is not the only the only thing that needs reforming to overcome the problem of drug-resistant bugs, the doctor writes: “We use antibiotics in clinical medicine as if they were water . . . “We are fighting a battle against superbugs. If we want to keep fighting, we had better evolve, too." The Boston Globe
  25. 25. 25 Related: The Economics of Antibiotic Resistance – Pacific Standard POLIO India To Launch Emergency Vaccination Drive After finding a strain of polio not seen there for 17 years, India is launching an emergency drive to immunize more than 320,000 children. Officials emphasized that no cases have been discovered, but routine checks found the virus in a sewer in a southern state. The type of polio discovered probably originated in a virus contained in an oral vaccine and mutated after it was given to a child with a weak immune system, according to a Telangana state health official. India was declared polio-free in 2014. The Guardian HUMANITARIAN AID Red Cross Haiti Spending Questioned 1/4 of funds brought in by the Red Cross following Haiti’s 2010 earthquake went to internal expenses, according to a US Senator’s report. The charity told the public that all but 9% of donations went to humanitarian programs, but Sen. Chuck Grassley's office reported that out of $500 million raised, nearly $125 million went to fundraising and management, a contingency fund, and the catchall category the Red Cross calls "program expenses." The report followed lapses in the Red Cross' Haiti response uncovered by NPR and ProPublica—such as an ambitious housing plan that resulted in construction of just 6 permanent homes. The Red Cross defended its spending as "entirely justifiable given the size and complexity of the Haiti program.” NPR VACCINES Cervical Cancer End in Sight The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is working so well, we could see the end of cervical cancer in the space of a few decades. “Dozens of studies” prove that the vaccine is safe and effective, said Gina Ogilvie, the Canada Research Chair in global control of HPV-related diseases and cancers. And once China and India step up vaccination programs, it will lead to a more pronounced global reduction in cervical cancer cases. Vivien Brown, president of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada, agreed that the progress points to the likely eradication of cervical cancer in our lifetimes, but urged greater attention on vaccinating boys. Vancouver Sun
  26. 26. 26 POLLUTION A Community-based Air Pollution Alert Messaging System in New Delhi To cope with India’s heavy air pollution, communities need more accurate data—but there aren’t enough monitors in major cities to keep residents informed. In a commentary for GHN, Nitish Dogra, a physician from Delhi, describes how he set out to develop a system to communicate air pollution data real-time to communities using mobile phones. An engineer helped devise an alert system using the Whatsapp platform. The system alerts residents about the heaviest hours of air pollution, enabling them to plan the optimal times for outdoor exercise and to decide when protective face masks are needed. Nitish Dogra for Global Health NOW GUN VIOLENCE Shaping a Public Health Response Recounting the history of America’s gun epidemic in response to the tragic shooting in Orlando, James Michiel, MPH, a Senior mHealth Analyst at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, carves out a role for public health. He advises practitioners and researchers to build consensus on the causes of and remedies for this epidemic by:  Building acceptance and support for gun violence research; encourage donors  Ensuring that research isn’t released into a vacuum or echo chamber  Asking difficult questions that allow for unexpected outcomes The Quote: “More than anything, though, we must be political. Like climate change, chronic diseases and poverty, we must embrace the way politics have intersected with science and health. It is no longer enough to stay “above the fray,” public health professionals must become willing and active participants in the American political process if we are ever to see progress...” Translational Global Health Related: The Disease Approach: A Public Health Intervention for US Gun Violence? –The Nonprofit Quarterly Related: Gun Violence 'A Public Health Crisis,' Says AMA – NPR Related: Visualizing gun deaths: Comparing the U.S. to rest of the world –Humanosphere Related: I bought an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle in Philly in 7 minutes – Philly.com (Thanks for the tip, Eileen O’Brien)
  27. 27. 27 ANEMIA Call for Action Iron-deficiency anemia affects over 1.6 billion people, most living in Africa and Asia, preventing them from reaching their full potential. It disproportionately affects children and reproductive-age women. The complex causes, rooted in poverty, include a lack of nutritious food or supplements as well as undetected, untreated malaria during pregnancy. Yet fighting anemia can help drive progress against the other global nutrition targets. Devex thus makes a case for action on anemia, focusing on the 1,000-day window between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s 2nd birthday. Better screening and refining indicators for measurement are essential to an invigorated response. Devex _____ CourseWorks _____ Certificate Program and DropBox Library The Center is pleased to offer access to our Library’s DropBox collections free of charge as an educational resource to anyone with a need or interest working in resource-limited settings anywhere in the world. Just email me what sections you’d like and what your work/project is. The Library’s Table of Contents is here: http://www.slideshare.net/drchrisstout1/cgi-dropbox-library- table-of-contents There is also an option of obtaining a Certification if you are interested in doing so as well. Our curricula are based on a compilation of online lectures on global health and related areas. CGI is most indebted to and with big thanks for our good friend Jennifer Staple- Clark, founder of Unite for Sight, and profiled in my book The New Humanitarians, Vol. 1, for making their content freely available on their site (you may freely read, download, distribute, and use the material, as long as all of the work is properly cited). You rock Jen! If you’re interested in earning a Certificate in one of 19 areas, CGI’s tuition is $25/course. Just contact me to enroll or if you have any questions. You may work at your own pace. It’s pretty cool, check it out: http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/courseWorks.cfm
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