Somen attends the inauguration of the Filaria and General Hospital in Savar, Bangladesh. Somen travels to the Indian Sundarbans with a team of ICT experts to design a high-speed wireless network to reach homes, small businesses, and smallholder farmers in the Sundarbans.
Global HealthShare commits to provide assistance to the Land O’Lakes International Development Division for part of a 5-year, $15 million dollar USAID program to boost the health and productivity of the Rwandan dairy industry.
Ray travels to New Delhi, India to speak at the “Paths of Convergence in Agriculture, Health, and Wealth” conference sponsored by the McGill World Platform and INCLEN Trust International. More than 200 prominent policy makers, opinion leaders, scientists, and business representatives were in attendance. Ray served as a team leader for the Roadmap 2 session entitled “New Models for Engaging the Private Sector.”
Somen travels to India for the official launch of the Sundarban project. The visit marks the beginning of epidemiological and agricultural assessment.
Global HealthShare partners with Human Needs Project to develop and deliver nutrition- and immunity-based health solutions to address problems of malnutrition and disease in the Kibera Slum district of Nairobi, Kenya.
The Office of Outreach and International Programs at UC Davis awards Global HealthShare a grant to develop an agricultural extension program to improve nutritional health, increase food security, and provide income for farmers in the rural, low-income region of the Indian Sundarban Delta.
Global HealthShare partners with the Counsel for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa with the goal of developing new, more affordable immunoglobulins and vaccines against rabies.
Global HealthShare partners with Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, the largest university system in India, to improve network connectivity and telemedicine systems to rural areas. The goal of this project is to enhance nutrition, health, and agricultural outreach efforts to the inhabitants of rural and climate-challenged regions.
Global HealthShare partners with OneWorld Health/PATH to help accelerate the translation of research on new medicines and therapies for neglected tropical diseases.
Ray, Somen, and Delia travel to India and Bangladesh to meet with government officials and leaders in the health and biotechnology fields. The team's most memorable experiences were its visit to the ICDDR,B and its trip to Savar, a rural town 24 km northwest of Dhaka, where construction of the new Filaria and General Hospital was just beginning. The hospital will be an anchor institution and research center for the prevention and treatment of neglected tropical diseases.
Ray and Somen present the Global HealthShare concept at a conference in Tokyo Japan sponsored by the Research Association for Biotechnology and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI).
Global HealthShare partners with the International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) to develop next-generation nutritional therapies for children suffering from infectious diarrhea.
Global HealthShare partners with the Government of Bangladesh Disease Control Unit and the Institute for Allergy and Clinical Immunology Bangladesh to develop novel immunotherapies against rabies and develop strategies for its control in Bangladesh and the greater Southeast Asian region.
Global HealthShare marks its international debut by sponsoring a 3-day workshop at UC Davis. The event is hosted by the California Institute for Food and Agricultural Research (CIFAR) and attended by over 40 members from eight countries.
Global HealthShare partners with Technology Seed Incubation, Ltd., Japan to identify private sector partners and resources that can assist in the implementation of our projects.
Global HealthShare partners with Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Adventist Health International to develop an oral tri-component vaccine against diarrheal disease.
Using the Center of Excellence in Nutritional Genomics as a platform, Global HealthShare is created. Ray and Somen identify members, institutions and organizations who share their vision of reducing disease and creating economic opportunity in the developing world through the power of sharing.
Ray and Somen begin discussing the need for a global network of scientists, healthcare professionals, and policy makers to translate the benefits of 21st century biomedical and nutritional research into improved health and sustainable livelihoods for the developing world.