RGHI Communications

World Bank releases massive new Health Equity & Financial Protection Indicator (HEFPI) dataset

The World Bank has just published a massive new dataset – HEFPI – which documents disparities in health intervention coverage and health outcomes, and the incidence of catastrophic and impoverishing out-of-pocket medical expenses worldwide:   The HEFPI dataset contains 12,856 datapoints at the population level across 194 countries, of which 8,550 are available at the (wealth) quintile level too. HEFPI spans the period 1982-2017,

Invitation AC Migratory Health and Neglected Tropical Diseases lecture

Date: 5 September Time: 12pm-2pm (Lunch included) Location: Erasmus MC, collegezaal 4   Prof. dr. Stephen T. Chambers and Prof. dr. Jean W. Pape will be giving talks on “Migratory Health” and “TB & Healthcare in Vulnerable Populations”. Prof. Chambers  is the Clinical Director of the Department of Infectious Diseases at Christchurch Hospital, New Zealand, and

May Newsletter 2018

You can read our May Newsletter here. It contains: Information about our last network meeting News on grants, awards and a PhD defence Upcoming events Recent Research 1 interview with a current RGHI PhD student and much more…

December Newsletter 2017

You can read our December Newsletter here. It contains: Information about our last network meeting News on RGHI attendance at global conferences Upcoming events Recent Research 1 interviews about the Global Health Minor and 1 interview with medical students about their Global HEalth research in Kenya and much more… You can also join our mailing

Newsletter September 2017

You can read our September Newsletter here. It contains: Information about our next network meeting A piece about creating impact at the WHO Upcoming events Recent Research 2 interviews with members of the network and much more… You can also join our mailing list by clicking ‘subscribe’ in the newsletter link.

Workshop: Leishmaniasis Modelling & Economics

Epke Le Rutte will be giving a talk “The impact of interventions on future incidence using visceral leishmaniasis transmission models”  at the workshop Leishmaniasis Modelling & Economics: Towards a Future Research Agenda.  The workshop is in York and runs from the 16th to the 17th of October.

Newsletter June 2017

You can read our June Newsletter here. It contains: An overview of the March Network Meeting and lolaHESG Upcoming events Recent Research 2 interviews with members of the network and much more… You can also join our mailing list by clicking ‘subscribe’ in the newsletter link.

WorldLeish 2017 Conference

WorldLeish | 16 – 20 May 2017 | Toledo, Spain | 1500 participants |  6th World Congress on Leishmaniasis, organized once every 4 years Erasmus MC was represented by Epke Le Rutte and Sake de Vlas from the Department of Public Health, who were invited speaker and co-chair respectively of the session “quantitative studies of

Imperial College research seminar | 22 May 2017 | London, UK

Natalie Vinkeles Melchers (Erasmus MC, Department of Public Health) was invited as a guest speaker to a research seminar at the Imperial Collage in London (UK). Natalie presented her work on the projected number of people with onchocerciasis-loiasis co-infection in Africa, from 1995 to 2025. Onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness, is a disease caused by

World Health Organization | 23 March 2017 | Geneva, Switzerland

Natalie Vinkeles Melchers, Wilma Stolk and Luc Coffeng from the Erasmus MC (Department of Public Health) were invited to the World Health Organization (WHO), Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases, to discuss their work on a modeling study on the impact of ivermectin on skin and eye disease due to onchocerciasis with projections up to 2025. Drs.

RGHI at lolaHESG 2017

On Thursday 11th May, the RGHI held a special session at the Lowlands Health Economics Study Group (lolaHESG) 2017. Four papers were presented on various topics by members of all three research groups (iBMG, Public Health & ISS) such as Universal Health Coverage in Indonesia, Health Insurance in Nigeria, Child Marriages in Bangladesh and Neonatal

Newsletter March 2017

You can read our March Newsletter here. It contains: An introduction to the new RGHI Management Team Upcoming events Recent Research 2 interviews with members of the network and much more… You can also join our mailing list by clicking ‘subscribe’ in the newsletter link.