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Ken Ofori-Atta '88
There’s no such thing as a plug-and-play financial system. The regulations, institutions, expertise, and norms that serve as the infrastructure for a country’s economy must be built. In Ghana, one of the people creating the practices and values shaping the country&...
HAPPINESS Project
Research from the World Health Organization (WHO) has found that more than 500 million people worldwide suffer from mental health disorders, costing the global economy more than $1 trillion in U.S. dollars annually in lost productivity. Of those people, a f...
Nasser Kakembo, MD, is a pediatric surgeon—one of just four among the 200 surgeons who serve more than 40 million people in Uganda. He gets up at 5 a.m. every weekday and drives 40 minutes to the hospital in Kampala, the capital city. He recently treated a young orphan ...
Helen Gichohi
Posed as a question, it sounds like a corny joke. Why do they need to build the highways in Africa so high? So giraffes can walk underneath! But for ecologists like Helen Gichohi, it’s a legitimate concern. As the African continent aims to modernize its infras...
Preserving Cultural Heritage
  The benefits of both wildlife and heritage conservation were the focus of the 2018 “Culture in Crisis” Conference convened in October at the University of Pretoria (UP) in South Africa. The event was co-hosted by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Y...
Yale Interventional Radiology Initiative
When Frank Minja, MD, traveled to his native country of Tanzania, East Africa in 2014 to help improve radiology services at the Muhimbili National Hospital campus in Dar es Salaam, he knew the task would be complex and demanding. Minja, an assistant professor of neur...
Multidisciplinary student teams collaborate to address water scarcity in South Africa
Early in 2018 Jessica Helfand joined 30 students from the Yale School of Management and the Yale School of Architecture for a trip from the Yale campus to an unlikely destination: the New Haven wastewater treatment plant. The students, who are taking Helfand’s ...
Yale couple start business to improve global healthcare
  In today’s world, health, medicine, and wellness transcend the medical facility. Healthcare providers need a holistic view of people — their environments, behaviors, and psychographic characteristics — to improve health outcomes and wellness.  T...
Celebrating New African Cuisine
Purveyor of ‘Nomadic Dining,’ Chef Selassie Atadika presents to members of the Yale community at an event presented by Yale Hospitality at Yale on York this past Thursday. During the event, Atadika, renowned for her ability to inspire a more communal dining experie...
  Wildlife and heritage conservation in Africa is the theme of an international conference hosted by the Global Consortium for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (GCPCH), a coalition of universities and museums. This year’s event, taking place Oct. 17-21, is ho...

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