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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...
Meet the Yale Alumni Association. After four decades as the Association of Yale Alumni, the organization by and for Yale alumni has changed its name as part of a comprehensive rebranding that includes a new visual identity, a refined mission statement, and a new website to be...
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...
A new social pension program in rural China isn’t just providing older adults with more financial security, Yale School of Public Health researchers say, it’s also improving their mental health. It may seem obvious that a post-retirement pension income is going to...
Yale-NUS in Singapore
Rethinking what liberal-arts undergraduates ought to learn, and how A recent article in Harvard Magazine by John S. Rosenberg examines new approaches in liberal arts undergraduate teaching and learning with a focus on the curriculum of several institutions, including Yale-NUS...
Twenty years of peace: Progress and possibilities in Northern Ireland
On November 30, the MacMillan Center, in conjunction with Queen’s University Belfast, hosted a conference commemorating and reflecting on twenty years of the Good Friday Agreement, titled “Twenty Years of Peace: Progress and Possibilities in Northern Ireland.&rdquo...
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...
Dechen Wangmo
Yale School of Public Health alumna Dechen Wangmo, M.P.H., ’07, has been appointed Minister of Health of her homeland: the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan.  Wangmo is the lone woman among 10 new cabinet members appointed by newly elected Prime Minister Lotay Tshering f...
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...

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