Study aims to advance prevention of HIV/AIDS among young women in low- and middle-income countries

Head shot of Chunling Lu and Subu Subramanian

Two researchers affiliated with the Harvard Pop Center (Chungling Lu, PhD, and S V Subramanian, PhD) and their colleagues assessed levels of knowledge of HIV/AIDS and associated socioeconomic disparities among young women between the ages of 15-24 using Demographic Health Surveys from 51 low- and middle-income countries completed between 2002–2018.  Their findings, published in JAMA Network Open, point to there being a need to increase knowledge of HIV/AIDS across this…

Adolescent health: One quarter of global population receiving only 1.6% of funding

A study published in JAMA Network Open by faculty member Chunling Lu of the Harvard Medical School has found that in developing countries, those in their formative years—a segment of the population that is critical for future economic health— is being overlooked when it comes to spending on health projects, particularly ones focused on serious issues such as anemia, injuries and depressive disorders. The findings have received attention in the press including…

Insurance coverage and proximity to health care centers factor into health-related inequalities in Rwanda

Harvard Pop Center faculty member Chunling Lu, PhD, is co-author on a study that has found that poverty status is not the only significant contributing factor to the inequalities in medical care utilization and household catastrophic spending that exist in Rwanda. Photo: Julien Harneis on Flickr