Professional Development Opportunities in Global Health

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on March 2, 2015August 10, 2016Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The Maternal Health Task Force works to build a strong maternal health community. That strength starts with you! Here are a few opportunities that you may find helpful in your career.Global Public Health Course, 10 weeks starting March 2nd, 2015: This course, developed by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) a member institution of the SDSN, will focus on various aspects of public health from infectious diseases to NCDs, from health systems to big data, all while placing health as central to the broader framework of sustainable development. The course comprises of video lectures posted every week, reading material, quizzes and an interactive discussion forum, which an be completed at the student’s convenience. Faculty of the course include Prof. K. Srinath Reddy (President, PHFI), Dr. Richard Cash (PHFI/Harvard School of Public Health), Prof. Vinod Paul (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), Mr. Rob Yates (Chatham House), and others.  Further details about the course, including the course structure, requirements and syllabus can be found on the website. For any questions regarding the course, please email the course team at [email protected] Tomorrow Needs Her, March 4th, 2015,  7:30 pm EST: A special webcast marking the launch of a multimedia campaign highlighting the efforts of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to provide accessible, high-quality health care to women and girls around the world. Because Tomorrow Needs Her is a collection of first-hand accounts from MSF aid workers — midwives, OBGYNs, physicians, nurses, and counselors — who have treated women and girls in a host of different countries and contexts over the past two decades. To find out more, visit the event page and the website or follow us at #TomorrowNeedsHer.Putting Mothers and Babies First: Benefits Across a Lifetime, Webcast: Last week, experts gathered to discuss the important intersections between women’s and newborn health and what integrating these two fields looks like practically. Panelists included Ana Langer with the MHTF, Joy Riggs-Perla with Saving Newborn Lives, Alicia Yamin with the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, and Kirsten Gagnaire with Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action. In case you missed the live webcast, read a summary and watch the video at The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.Share this:last_img read more

Microsoft has announced Azure Managed Applications

first_imgMicrosoft has announced Azure Managed Applications is now available in the Azure Marketplace. Azure Managed Applications allows customers to deploy applications and fully manage them in their customer’s environment. “Whether these solutions are complex applications that are custom-built and maintained by MSPs or packaged applications delivered and serviced by ISVs, you can focus on what you need to do to accelerate your business transformation without having to worry so much about running someone else’s software,” wrote Corey Sanders, director of compute for Azure, in a blog post. “Managed Applications accelerate innovation, even in the most advanced application scenarios, bringing the best of software-as-a-service and infrastructure-as-a-service together.”Google releases Andromeda 2.1 Google Cloud has released Andromeda 2.1, the latest version of its software-defined network stack that underpins all of the Google Cloud Platform. The updated version reduces latency between Compute Engine VMs by 40% over Andromeda 2.0 and by almost a factor of 8 since launching in 2014, according to the company. Andromeda 2.1 has a hypervisor bypass built on virtio, which reduces latency. It also allows the Compute Engine guest VM and Andromeda software switch to communicate directly. More information is available here.Vive announces Logigear BRIDGE developers kitVive has announced the BRIDGE developers kit. This is an SDK that will help app developers to solve the challenge of text entry in virtual reality. The kit includes a Logitech G gaming keyboard and associated software. The company will be accepting applications through November 16 for the first 50 slots in the program. Vive may add additional kits in the future if there is enough interest in the developers program. “During our initial explorations of VR, we were struck by the fact that keyboard use and text entry were necessary but not natural — and we’ve heard similar complaints from others. Our motivation comes from the research-backed understanding that in certain situations the user still needs a keyboard to interact with applications, particularly in productivity-driven or desktop scenarios, but also in games, social applications and content browsing,” Vincent Tucker, director of innovations and strategy at Logitech, wrote in a post.Security Compass adds operational security support for SD Elements Security Compass has announced it has added support for software operational security for its SD Elements platform in order to extend DevOps support. This new content will allow engineers to use SD Elements to manage software security requirements in a DevOps environment. It will allow them to eliminate potential threats and vulnerabilities before code is even written, according to the company. “Agile development teams embrace DevOps to bring products to market faster – often skipping important security measures,” said Rohit Sethi, COO of Security Compass. “SD Elements makes it easy for DevOps teams to manage the security considerations of the entire technology stack – both the software itself, as well as the operational security requirements of the Web server, application server, database server, and operating system that hosts the application. These production-environment capabilities, combined with our existing AppSec and just-in-time application security training enables agile organizations to achieve a continuous and holistic software security program to better manage risk and protect sensitive data.”AutoNation has signed a multi-year agreement with WaymoAutoNation has signed a multi-year service agreement with Waymo to enable Waymo to maximize the life of its self-driving vehicles across the US. AutoMation will provide vehicle maintenance and repairs at its AutoNation franchised stores, AutoNation USA stores, and other AutoNation locations. “We are excited to partner with Waymo, who is a leader of self-driving technology,” said Mike Jackson, Chairman, CEO and president of AutoNation. “AutoNation remains uniquely positioned to lead our industry towards the future of mobility, due to our brand, exceptional service and maintenance capabilities, and commitment to innovation. AutoNation and Waymo are like minded in our joint mission to keep people safe whenever they are in a vehicle.”Stack Overflow reportedly restructuring its organization, resulting in several layoffsAccording to TechCrunch, Stack Overflow will be laying off a significant portion of its employees as well as completely closing its Denver offices. It wants to focus its efforts more on its Q&A products and less on other aspects. Stack Overflow has not disclosed how many people will be affected. “Stack Overflow made the decision to expand product development in our core Q&A product offerings, including Stack Overflow Enterprise and Channels for business developer collaboration and our well known core platform for developer knowledge sharing,” said a statement from the company obtain by Stack Overflow. “These are in-demand solutions with strong pipelines and customer interest. As a result we are unfortunately restructuring some of our sales and marketing efforts including the closing of our Denver facility and the reduction of some of its staff. Stack Overflow customers and loyal users will see no interruption in service. Business is growing across all products and this move will even speed more features and offerings to market over the coming months.”last_img read more