Anna passed her PhD dissertation defense from Emory University’s Environmental Health Sciences Graduate Program today! Starting next fall, she will be begin her post-doctoral fellowship with the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the CDC - which is a long-standing, globally-recognized fellowship program, renowned for its investigative and emergency response efforts.
Find out more about our Andiaye project on the World Bank’s Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF) website!
An interdisciplinary team led by Matthew Freeman, PhD, MPH, and Robert A. Bednarczyk, PhD—in coordination with partners at Georgia Tech— will spearhead the study to assess how and why several countries (including Nepal, Senegal, India, and others) succeeded in rapidly increasing vaccination coverage rates and sustaining high coverage rates long term.
Members from our group and others at Emory have contributed in the development of guidelines that provide comprehensive advice on maximizing the health impact of sanitation interventions. By adopting WHO’s new guidelines, countries can significantly reduce the 829 000 annual diarrhoeal deaths due to unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene.