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Twenty years ago, when AIDS was devastating communities in sub-Saharan Africa, Columbia's Wafaa El-Sadr created an organization to save lives in some of the continent’s hardest-hit countries.
In a new policy brief, experts from the Mailman School of Public Health and other institutions highlight the health risks of climate change and opportunities to improve health through decisive action.
The HPV vaccine has great potential to reduce the rate of cervical cancer in Africa, where Columbia researchers are trying to increase vaccination rates with texts.
Mailman experts and other policymakers discuss measures that should be deployed during vaccine rollout to reduce inequities, already worsened by the pandemic, in the U.S. and globally.
- March 6, 2018
The working group will help Columbia scientists and physicians make their expertise available to policymakers involved in global health security.
- November 8, 2017
New Zika research from Columbia University suggests that high rates of microcephaly in Brazil were not caused by new mutations in the virus, as previously believed.
- December 1, 2016
In Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia, new infections are falling and the percentage of the population infected with HIV is stabilizing.
- November 15, 2016
A global drop in adolescent fertility rates is partly due to rising national wealth and increased educational spending, Mailman researchers have found.
- January 7, 2016
A dermatologist in Vietnam travels to New York for a six-week Columbia tutorial to become the only person in her region of the country qualified to interpret skin biopsies.
- November 11, 2015
A Mailman research team modeled the spread of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone for future real-time use of disease outbreaks elsewhere.
- September 8, 2015
A study by Mailman School of Public Health researchers links exposure to famine in the first trimester of pregnancy with the risk of developing diabetes in later life.
- July 16, 2015
Some 100 million people in southeast Asia drink from shallow wells originally drilled to provide germ-free water, but many are contaminated with arsenic. Columbia researchers, including Mailman School scientists, are working to combat the issue.