Topic: Africa

Reclaiming childhood

Article in Harvard Magazine, November-December 2012 issue, featuring HSPH’s Theresa Betancourt

World AIDS Day 2012

November 30, 2012 -- Since the early 1980s, HSPH researchers have made fundamental discoveries about HIV/AIDS and worked on the frontlines of the disease. In 1983, Max Essex provided key evidence that the infection is caused by a retrovirus; two years later, he co-discovered the…

Women's health: Rape of the Congo

In her role as gender-based violence research coordinator at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, 2008 HSPH graduate Jocelyn Kelly traveled to war-torn Eastern Congo in 2009 and early 2010 to conduct interviews with perpetrators of sexual violence and mass rape. She spoke with…

HIV/AIDS: Stories from an epidemic

June 8, 2010 -- They are an odd couple of co-authors. Max Essex, chair of the Harvard AIDS Initiative and a world-renowned research scientist, teamed up with Unity Dow, author of four novels and the first woman to sit on Botswana’s High…

Painting a picture of older Africans

October 11, 2013 -- A large new study led by the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies (the Pop Center) aims to shed light on how people in Sub-Saharan Africa are faring as they age, given that both infectious and non-infectious…

Strengthening African health systems

October 30, 2013 -- A group of current and former African finance ministers discussed ways to improve the management of public health systems at an early October roundtable convened by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the African Development Bank. Fifteen…

Malaria resurgence concerns researchers

A resurgence of malaria in parts of Africa is raising questions about whether current control mechanisms are failing. It could be, some researchers say, that mosquitoes are becoming resistant to the insecticide used on bed nets. Or that people are losing their…