Ssewamala receives NIH grant to train Ugandan researchers

A $1.5 million grant will provide state-of-the-art training for 18 early-career researchers in Uganda to strengthen the capacity of research institutions in the country to address HIV/AIDS and its burden on child and adolescent mental health. The five-year program will be led by Fred Ssewamala, the William E. Gordon Distinguished Professor at the Brown School and […]

Fred Ssewamala

Fred M. Ssewamala

William E. Gordon Distinguished Professor, Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine; Director and Founder, International Center for Child Health and Development (ICHAD) and Director, SMART Africa Center, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis

Ambassador to: Makerere University

Global context on child development accounts

Brown School researchers publish book on child development accounts Researchers at the Center for Social Development at the Brown School have co-edited a book, “Inclusive Child Development Accounts.” The book provides global context of the policies and programs around such accounts, which allow families to save for their children’s futures, such as college, home ownership […]

Group activity during a training on “Understanding Household Finances”

Singapore’s financial capability and asset building project expands to nationwide scale

In January 2017, the Next Age Institute (NAI) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) began the Singapore Financial Capability and Asset Building (SG FCAB) initiative. The goal of the initiative is to develop Singaporean social workers’ knowledge and skills for working with vulnerable low-income families on their household finances. The second phase involved a […]

Coronavirus Panel Discussion by China Forum

The China Forum will host the first-panel event of the year – Coronavirus Outbreak, A Global Health Emergency. Invited experts and professors from WashU’s school of medicine, the Brown School and Arts & Sciences will share their knowledge on the public health, social policy and political implications of the outbreak.  Monday, February 17 | 6 […]

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Africa Initiative Awards Pilot Grants

In its first cycle, The Africa Initiative at Washington University in St. Louis has awarded three pilot grants of $10,000 each to three projects. The purpose of this pilot grant program is to advance collaborative research in the fields of health and human development and to forge meaningful research collaborations between faculty at Washington University […]

First International Symposium on Finance and Social Development at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu, China.

Pioneering work at the Center for Social Development influences financial social work in China

In a national effort to alleviate poverty, China has already invested deeply in financial technology (“FinTech”) to achieve financial inclusion. In this context, financial social work (FSW) is a good fit with China’s public priorities and the interests of social workers, researchers, policymakers and educators. Over the course of two decades, Washington University’s Center for […]

Through financial literacy, empowerment for women

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest number of people living with HIV/AIDS, with Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda accounting for 48% of new infections. Women in sex work are at increased risk, and poverty is the most common reason for sex work. Nearly 1,000 women engaged in sex work in Uganda are being provided with savings […]

Research in the service of social policy

Socio-economic, educational and health-related inequities and inequalities adversely affect the wellbeing of people and communities in St. Louis, across the US, and worldwide. Washington University in St. Louis has established a new Social Policy Institute with the mission of bringing together research findings from schools and disciplines across the university to address these pressing and […]

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Africa Speak: A Series

Join The Africa Initiative and the Institute for Public Health for a conversation on their current work in Africa. This event series fosters learning and offers opportunities for collaboration. 4:30 – 6:00 PMBrown Lounge | Brown Hall, Room 112 For more information and to RSVP, please click button below. Africa Speak Spring 2020 Lineup February […]

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