Education is not only factor in cognitive health disparities between older men and women in rural South Africa

Researchers affiliated with HAALSI, a longitudinal project focused on an aging population in South Africa, have published a study that emphasizes the need for additional research focused on strengthening the … Continue reading “Education is not only factor in cognitive health disparities between older men and women in rural South Africa”

Despite ART rapidly scaling up, level of knowledge of HIV among general population in sub-Saharan Africa has not

Alexander Tsai, MD, PhD, is co-author of a study published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society that indicates that has been a minimal increase in HIV knowledge across … Continue reading “Despite ART rapidly scaling up, level of knowledge of HIV among general population in sub-Saharan Africa has not”

Cognitive health plays key role in late-life well-being in sub-Saharan Africa

A study by Collin Payne, PhD, a recent Bell Fellow and current research associate at the Harvard Pop Center, focuses on the under-explored patterns that link cognition, health and well-being … Continue reading “Cognitive health plays key role in late-life well-being in sub-Saharan Africa”

Medical symptoms of girls in sub-Saharan Africa found to be under reported by parents

Harvard Pop Center faculty member Margaret McConnell, PhD, is co-author on a paper that has found that parents appear to under report the symptoms of girls, which could be linked … Continue reading “Medical symptoms of girls in sub-Saharan Africa found to be under reported by parents”

Working paper: Up, Down & Reciprocal: The Dynamics of Intergenerational Transfers, Family Structure & Health in a Low-Income Context

Harvard Bell Fellow Collin Payne is lead author on a working paper that explores the complex nature of how resources are shared and redistributed within a family in the absence … Continue reading “Working paper: Up, Down & Reciprocal: The Dynamics of Intergenerational Transfers, Family Structure & Health in a Low-Income Context”

Increase in HIV stigma linked to decreased use of skilled childbirth facilities in Uganda

Alexander Tsai, PhD, MD, a former RWJF Health & Society Scholar at Harvard, and currently a member of the Harvard Pop Center faculty, is co-author on a study published in … Continue reading “Increase in HIV stigma linked to decreased use of skilled childbirth facilities in Uganda”