Global News

There are numerous opportunities for global service in health as a UAB Nursing student. Please check back often for updates. Be brave and go!
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Phone calls and emails have been flowing between UAB School of Nursing and the University of Malawi Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN) for the last few years. Some of that work came to fruition in 2014 with two UAB faculty members traveling to Malawi to work directly with faculty there.
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) announces the creation of the Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing (GAPFON). The inaugural meeting of GAPFON — a panel of international nurse leaders — convened to establish a global voice and vision for the future of nursing that will advance global health.
On November 7-8, 2013, the University of Sao Paulo in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil celebrated its 25th anniversary as a PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center on International Nursing. 
It takes more than you think to feed a family for a week. Not just money, but the ingenuity and creativity to put food on the table when resources are scarce. More than 870 million people in the world do not have enough to eat. But as of now, 60,000 of these will because of the efforts of UAB students, including School of Nursing students.
The UAB School of Nursing's World Health Organization Collaborating Center Scholars took teamwork to a whole new level October 2013.  That week they participated as a team in the annual Chili Cook-off during UAB's Homecoming Week Activities.  The "WHODunnits", as they called themselves, searched the world-wide web for a one-of-a-kind recipe for chili and came out with two awards: Healthiest Chili and Most Creative Recipe.
The International Leadership in Health Program will be offered for a fifth time next summer 2014.  It is becoming well-known for the expertise of the presenters, the diversity of the participants, and the fantastic opportunity it provides for an international experience without leaving campus.
Global Citizenship is a term we are hearing more and more often, but what does it really mean? Rather than write a definition, the following is a story showing global citizenship in action.
Dr.Lynda Wilson, Deputy Director of the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for International Nursing and faculty at the UAB School of Nursing, had the opportunity to accompany other UAB faculty to meet the President of the Republic of Malawi, Her Excellency Joyce Banda, on September 20 at the reception held in Montgomery, Alabama sponsored by John and Lindy Blancard, Co-Founders of the 100X Development Foundation. 
Clinical simulation is a growing technology around the world. Labs where nursing students can work on mannequins are a part of weekly life for UAB SON students. But in many other countries, students are still practicing needle sticks and checks for vital signs on each other.

While HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases stay in the forefront of policy-making, control and prevention, Sickle Cell Disease threatens thousands of Ugandans.  Lucky Mulumba, on of our DNP students, is spending time in Uganda raising awareness.  Through her efforts, the first ever Sickle Cell Conference was held in Uganda, July 2013. 

Ashley Costa is an RN at UAB Hospital in the Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU) who stepped out of her comfort zone to make an impact in Zambia. 

Olivia Bahemuka, a third-semester UAB Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student, has been awarded the Afya Bora Fellowship in Global Health Leadership to work in Uganda for one year.