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Open Classroom | The Neglected Cornerstone of Global Health, Capacity Building: The Sankofa Experience

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Presented by:

Elijah Paintsil, MD, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Public Health & Management
Yale University School of Medicine

There is currently an unprecedented level of interest in global health, with a sensitivity to the burden of infectious diseases in impoverished regions in the world including sub-Saharan Africa and South America. Foreign aid programs often deliver medicines and provide clinical care, but rarely build intellectual capacity. Some aid programs support research and training, further accelerating the exodus of talented scientists to the United States and Europe. 

This talk, focusing on the Sankofa experience in Ghana, will suggest that sustainable improvements in health can best be achieved through global collaborations that invest in human capital and knowledge creation. This program is offered in partnership with ICHAD/Smart Africa.