Sundarban Delta Project Featured in FullyEngaged Newsletter

photo-superors2 GHS was featured on the front page of the Winter 2013 issue of fullyENGAGED, a newsletter from the University Outreach and International Programs here at UC Davis. Titled “Reinvigorating the Sundarban Delta,” the article sheds light on a current GHS project geared towards “promoting health and economic development through improved nutritional and agricultural education and research” in India’s Sundarban Delta. The Sundarban Delta region was severely impacted by Cyclone Aila in 2009, and inhabitants of the region have since been caught in a cycle of poverty, malnutrition, and disease that is often characteristic of rural, climate-challenged areas.

Along with their partner and collaborator, the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, GHS will design and implement an interactive, community-based research program to mitigate nutritional deficiencies through the use of locally grown, regional, traditional foods and promote economic growth through the introduction of an appropriate community-based agro-economic system that encompasses small-scale entrepreneurship opportunities for women and identification of suitable climate-resilient crops. One goal will be to further health and economic development by identifying optimal farming practices to better equip individuals to cope with cyclone-associated flooding in the future.

We would like to thank the UC Davis University Outreach and International Programs for providing the seed funding necessary to begin Sundarbans project. We are still growing!

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Links:

Article, http://uoip.ucdavis.edu/documents/newsletterFE2013.pdf

University Outreach and International Programs website, http://uoip.ucdavis.edu/

Global HealthShare Featured in Local Newspaper

Global HealthShare initiative was featured in an article on the front page of the Davis Enterprise Sunday Edition, a newspaper that reaches readers across the Davis and greater Yolo County areas. The above depicts the GHS team at the future site of the Savar Hospital for Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Global HealthShare Featured in December Issue of Nature Outlook

Global HealthShare initiative was recently featured in the December 23, 2010 issue of Nature (vol. 468) by New York science writer, Farooq Ahmed. The article entitled “Edible Advice” highlights recent advances in nutritional genomics and efforts to bring the benefits of nutritional genomics to the developing world. The article features quotes by both Ray and Somen, as well as and former Center of Excellence for Nutritional Genomics member, Jim Kaput. You can access the article here.