Yale Vice President Visits South Africa

News

How The U.S. Fell Dangerously Behind In Coronavirus Testing

The deadly coronavirus pandemic has stopped the world in its tracks, and exposed a weak spot in the United States’ preparedness for a public health emergency. Experts say aggressive diagnostic testing is essential in order to learn where and how an

Abdul Samad Rabiu’s BUA Group pledges N1bn to fight COVID-19 in Nigeria

Entrepreneur Abdul Samad Rabiu's BUA Group has joined corporates and business leaders from Africa in donating money...

Tony Elumelu’s United Bank For Africa donates $14mn to COVID-19 relief across Africa, this is how it will be used…

Entrepreneur Tony Elumelu's UBA has joined corporates and business leaders from Africa in donating money to fight...

Content provided by The African Media Agency. CNBC Africa provides content from The African Media Agency as a service to its readers but does not edit the articles it publishes. CNBC Africa is not responsible for the content provided by The African Media Agency.

Yale_ISA7539[1]

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 18 March 2019 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- This month Pericles Lewis, Yale University’s Vice President for Global Strategy and Deputy Provost for International Affairs visits South Africa and other countries on the continent. During his visit, Lewis will meet with important partners, alumni, friends and colleagues. Together they will further grow and deliver on the promise of the Yale Africa Initiative (YAI), an ongoing effort by Yale to prioritize and expand upon its collaborations on the continent.

During his trip to Johannesburg, one of the key agenda items for Lewis will be to visit faculty, students and administrators at the University of Witzwatersrand & Aurum Institute, a longtime Yale partner it has closely collaborated with to accelerate the pipeline of HIV/AIDS and TB researchers by developing mentorship and leadership capacity among mid-career scientists. Through the Clayton-Dedonder Fellowship for Research Leadership, which launched last year, Yale experts will build on multiple strengths in South Africa and at Yale, including the proven models for management and leadership education created by the Yale Global Health Leadership Initiative (GHLI).

During the trip Lewis will also pay a visit to the African Leadership Academy. Co-founded in 2004 by Yale alumnus Chris Bradford ’00, ALA is a two-year college preparatory school located in Johannesburg. Its core curriculum, based on the Cambridge A Levels, includes components that focus on building leadership and entrepreneurial skills, studying issues relevant to Africa, and encouraging team building and original thinking. The school enrolls 120 students, aged 16 to 19, annually from forty-five countries across the continent. ALA’s 737 graduates have gone on to attend several prestigious universities including Yale, according to ALA’s website.

Following is a sampling of other recent Yale engagements and work in South Africa:

1. High rates of HIV and diabetes raise the risk of TB for South Africans
https://news.yale.edu/2018/06/19/high-rates-hiv-and-diabetes-raise-risk-tb-south-africans
2. Making a difference in Cape Town: All the news that’s fit to share
https://news.yale.edu/2018/10/09/making-difference-cape-town-all-news-thats-fit-share
3. Yale, South African researchers partner to prevent and treat HIV and TB
https://news.yale.edu/2018/08/27/yale-south-african-researchers-partner-prevent-and-treat-hiv-and-tb
4. Alumni spotlight: From Africa to Yale (Esther Soma and Kenza Bouhaj)
http://www.africanleadershipacademy.org/bridging-gap-africa-yale/

Go here for more information and numerous additional stories about Yale University and its various partnerships, collaborations and work throughout Africa.

Distributed by African Media Agency (AMA) on behalf of Yale University

Media Contact:
Julius Odera
African Media Agency
[email protected]
Mobile: +256-753132731

Follow Yale at the following social media platforms to gain access to continually updated information and news about its international collaborations and activities:

Yale and the World Website: https://world.yale.edu/
Twitter: Yale_OIA
Instagram: Yale_OIA
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yale.oia/

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Featured

Moody’s downgrades SA to junk

The action will result in South Africa's expulsion from the World Government Bond Index (WGBI), as a consequence those funds tracking this index as a benchmark will become forced sellers.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Sign up for free newsletters and get more CNBC AFRICA delivered to your inbox

Motsepe family & associates join Rupert and Oppenheimer families in donating R1bn to deal with COVID-19 pandemic

On Monday South Africa's President, Cyril Ramaphosa revealed that South Africa's richest families the Rupert and Oppenheimer families had each contributed ...

Government’s response to Moody’s downgrade of SA to junk status

Covid-19 and South Africa's downgrade to junk will truly test South African financial markets.

Moody’s downgrades SA to junk

The action will result in South Africa's expulsion from the World Government Bond Index (WGBI), as a consequence those funds tracking this index as a benchmark will become forced sellers.

COVID-19 UPDATE – Top cop Cele slams drinking in the face of death.

“These people don’t have the good will and were doing something they were told not to do. Some were opening up a street bash at midnight. Some were taking bush chairs and sitting under trees to drink.
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -