Topic: Africa

HSPH researchers seek to understand Africa's chronic diseases

A group of researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, led by Department of Epidemiology Chair Hans-Olov Adami and Associate Professor of Epidemiology Michelle Holmes, are seeking to enroll 500,000 people from four African countries--Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, and Tanzania--in a…

Aging HIV/AIDS survivors place growing demands on health system

Being diagnosed with HIV/AIDS is no longer the death sentence it once was. Many HIV/AIDS patients now live long lives, thanks to the development of antiretroviral drugs. There is a need to recognize these aging survivors and their unique health issues, [[Till Baernighausen]],…

Transforming Ethiopia's health care system from the ground up

August 29, 2012 -- There are currently more Ethiopian doctors working in Chicago than in Ethiopia, according to Keseteberhan Admassu, the country’s state minister of health. Speaking to an international group of experts assembled by Harvard School of Public Health’s (HSPH) Department…

Making the case to continue an innovative anti-malaria program

November 7, 2012 -- Funding at Risk for Program That Increases Availability, Lowers Costs for Most Effective Drugs A pharmacist in Chokwe, Mozambique dispenses Coartem, an artemisinin-combination therapy. A two-year-old pilot program that aims to protect the most effective drug for malaria from…

Student team documents health conditions on isolated Idjwi island

A team of seven Harvard graduate students, including four recent HSPH alumni, have released the findings of an innovative health assessment they conducted on Africa’s isolated Idjwi Island last summer. Invited by a Congolese doctor with roots on the island, the students…

U.S. Secretary of State Clinton visits health center in Tanzania

June 12, 2011 -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited the Buguruni Health Center in Tanzania. The site, which is associated with Harvard School of Public Health, offers reproductive and child health services. U.S. Department of State press release. Read a transcript of Sec. Clinton’s…

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…