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Featured Image Diabetes: Shifting Behavior and Lifting Up What Works, an interview with Prof. William Polonsky

In the beginning of December, William Polonsky, Founder and President of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute, and one of the most renowned names in behavioral psychology in the world, visited Brazil. We had the privilege to interview him about the main challenges and best strategies for behaviour change and management of diabetes. Interviewers: Is there any specific […]


Featured Image Forum highlights need for cross-sector partnership in Brazil’s fight against NCDs

The following article was written by Denilson Oliveira, a journalist based in São Paulo, Brazil. Leaders and authorities from the public, private and philanthropic sectors met for the second time on May 15, 2018 in Espaço França, São Paulo as part of the Intersectoral Forum to Fight NCDs in Brazil. Through sharing knowledge and pooling resources, they […]


Featured Image Challenges and Opportunities of Public-Private Partnerships: Perspectives from HealthRise and Dr. Saúde

The following article was written by Ronaldo J. Pineda Wieselberg, a member of the IDF Young Leaders in Diabetes Program, based in São Paulo, Brazil. The Forum on Intersectoral Efforts to Fight NCDs in Brazil (Forum Intersetorial para Combate as DCNTs no Brasil) is an initiative of Global Health Leaders’ (GHL) Public Private Competency Building strategy. […]


Featured Image What can we learn about non-communicable diseases in Brazil?

On October 25th, 2017, at the Legislative Assembly of São Paulo State, Global Health Leaders, a program of the Public Health Institute, hosted the launch of the Forum on Intersectoral Efforts to Fight Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Brazil in partnership with Medtronic Foundation. Participants of the forum included representatives from the Brazilian Ministry of Health (MoH), São Paulo Municipal Health Secretary, the private sector and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) focused on combating NCDs. […]


Featured Image Diabetes: New Technologies and Drugs, and Effectiveness of Community Health Workers – Highlights from the 77th ADA Scientific Sessions

The following article was written by Mark Barone, a Medtronic Foundation Associate in PHI's Global Health Leaders Fellowship. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) annual conference is a well-recognized showcase for peer reviewed discoveries in the field. This year’s 77th Scientific Sessions in San Diego was no different. Among the novelties presented at this year’s conference, some […]


Featured Image Belinda Ngongo visits HealthRise sites in Brazil

Last month, Global Health Leaders Fellow from South Africa, Belinda Ngongo, traveled to Brazil to learn about Medtronic Foundation’s NCD efforts. She teamed up with fellow Global Health Leaders Fellow from Brazil, Dr. Mark Barone. After visiting the Medtronic office in Sao Paulo, the team traveled to the state of Minas Gerais for site visits with HealthRise project partners. […]


Featured Image Public Health Institute: a fertile ground of ideas, resources, and support to fellows

Visiting the Public Health Institute (PHI)’s office in Oakland is undoubtedly an enriching experience. I had the opportunity to visit twice – once in September 2016 and again in January 2017 – and meet with Program Coordinators and Principal Investigators of different areas to exchange meaningful information and acquire practical advice that will be key to the success of Medtronic Foundation’s programs in Brazil. Before exploring the meeting content and introducing the interlocutors from my visits, it is important to have a general overview of the two main Medtronic Foundation programs being implemented in Brazil […]


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