Peru | New potato helps farmers weather the frost

In Peru, the potato plays a big role in the nations identity. Now, a trio of CALS scientists has helped extend this rich tradition by introducing a new, frost-resistant variety that can help Peruvian potato farmers contend with difficult growing conditions caused by a changing climate. It’s the latest outcome of a decades-long collaboration with Peruvian researchers that is still going strong.

Developing tools to better understand, predict preterm birth

As a high-risk obstetrician, also known as a maternal-fetal doctor, Helen Feltovich runs out of Kleenex in my office every single day. Women come to her when they are at risk of a preterm birth, which has recently surpassed infectious diseases as the leading cause of death in children under five years old.

Unlocking mental health care: a call to action

This call to action was raised at the University of Wisconsin – Madison during an International Mental Health Learning exchange that brought together local Wisconsin and global African leaders in June of 2019. The event was sponsored by UW – Madison’s Global Health Institute, among other organizations. Unlocking mental health care puts a stop to shackling, imprisonment, separation and exclusion, and replaces these inhumane responses with effective care and respect for human rights and personal dignity. Please consider joining our movement by adding your signature.

Dr. Dawd Siraj speaks on collaborations between UW-Madison and Jimma University (Ethiopia)

The African Studies Program is proud to welcome officials from Jimma University (Ethiopia) to campus, with the support of a GHI 2019 Visiting Scholars Grant, to discuss expanding cooperation between JU and UW-Madison, specifically in the medical field. Dr. Dawd Siraj, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at UW-Madison and a central organizer of UW-Madison’s academic engagement with Jimma University, discusses how these connections with JU came about.