ADAGES III research receives NIH grant to elucidate genetics of glaucoma in African descents A study led by Robert N. Weinreb, chairman and Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medication, has received a $6.4 million, 5-year grant from the National Eye Institute, portion of the National Institutes of Wellness, to elucidate the genetics of glaucoma in persons of African descent. Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in African-People in america. It really is four to five situations more likely to occur in people of African descent, and up to 15 times much more likely to cause meaningful visual impairment in this group compared to those of European descent.

ACCESS, a five-yr global system sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Advancement , aims to improve the health and survival of moms and their newborns through the use of important maternal and newborn health services. ACCESS works with USAID missions, governments, nongovernmental organizations, regional communities and partner agencies in developing countries to achieve sustainable improvements in newborn and maternal health and survival. The program is implemented by JHPIEGO, an affiliate of The Johns Hopkins University, in partnership with Save the young children, the Futures Group, the Academy for Educational Advancement, the American University of Interchurch and Nurse-Midwives Medical Assistance.ACCESS, a five-yr global system sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Advancement , aims to improve the health and survival of moms and their newborns through the use of important maternal and newborn health services. ACCESS works with USAID missions, governments, nongovernmental organizations, regional communities and partner agencies in developing countries to achieve sustainable improvements in newborn and maternal health and survival. The program is implemented by JHPIEGO, an affiliate of The Johns Hopkins University, in partnership with Save the young children, the Futures Group, the Academy for Educational Advancement, the American University of Interchurch and Nurse-Midwives Medical Assistance.