Fulbright Scholar opportunities for global health and women's health care in HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa
Nicholas, P.K.; Adejumo, O.; Nokes, K.M.; Ncama, B.P.; Bhengu, B.R.; Elston, E.; Nicholas, T.P.
Applied Nursing Research Anr 22(1): 73-77
This article addresses global health opportunities related to HIV/AIDS and women's health care in sub-Saharan Africa through Fulbright Scholar and Fulbright Student Awards. Although many universities offer a gateway to the J. William Fulbright awards, some disciplines and areas of specialization, including nursing and women's health, have had fewer scholars or students as recipients of these awards. Resource-limited countries, including the countries of sub-Saharan Africa, offer rich opportunities for cross-cultural exchange and advancement of global health. Amidst the context of the shortage of health care workers, the increasing prevalence of HIV/AIDS and other infectious and chronic diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, and the challenges of public health, this article addresses an example of partnerships in global nursing that can be developed through the Fulbright programs.