Topic: Africa

Innovative study documents changing health needs of African women

March 13, 2013 — Public health resources in Africa have long been devoted to infectious diseases such as AIDS and malaria and, for women, reproductive health services. But while these services are vital, the health needs of a growing population of African…

Health ministry teams gather in South Africa for regional workshop

November 27, 2012 -- In Rwanda, health officials would like to reduce childhood stunting. In Zambia, there’s an interest in improving the quality of service in provincial hospitals. Other African nations hope for further reductions in maternal and neonatal mortality. These were…

Global health news: Healthy, educated youths key to future of Nigeria

Nigeria must provide its burgeoning youth population with opportunities for health, education and jobs to avoid social, economic and security disaster in the next 20 years, according to the “Next Generation Nigeria” report commissioned by the British Council, a UK nonprofit. The…

HSPH delegation visits Tanzania and Botswana nutrition, AIDS program

March 9, 2011 -- A delegation of Harvard School of Public Health friends and faculty – including HSPH Dean Julio Frenk and Dean for Academic Affairs David Hunter – visited HSPH programs in Tanzania and Botswana recently, meeting with government officials in both countries and learning more…

Mobile phones help community health care workers diagnose, treat patients

August 8, 2012 -- There is a growing shortage of health care workers worldwide — particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa — and the consequences can be seen daily in mothers dying from preventable childbirth complications, children suffering from severe diarrhea, and communities turning away from…