The Yale Institute for Global Health announced the recipients of the 2018 Hecht Global Health Faculty Network Award on October 11. A total of $100,000 was awarded to four groups of Yale faculty on a variety of issues, including cardiovascular disease and early childhood development in Latin America; and self-care of chronic conditions, and scale-up training for pediatric surgery in Uganda.
The Award was launched as the result of the generous support of Robert Hecht (YC’76), who has more than 30 years of experience in global health, nutrition and development in senior management positions with the World Bank, UNAIDS, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and Results for Development. He is a widely recognized policy analyst with a strong track record of advising top decision makers on issues related to immunization, HIV, health financing, health sector reform, and nutrition. Hecht is currently a clinical professor of epidemiology and lecturer at Yale School of Public Health and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, and President of Pharos Global Health Advisors. “I am delighted to help support the work of such a talented group of people,” said Hecht at a meeting of all the award winners. “I expect their work will lead to important results and create pathways to positive health changes among the populations in Africa and Latin American who are the focus of these research projects.”
The Award was also made possible through matching support from the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. Two awards of $10,000 each were given to: