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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.
- May 5, 2014
A New England Journal of Medicine Perspective calls for academic institutions to foster research in implementation science and advance research to confront global challenges.
- May 5, 2014
Midwifes from Columbia University School of Nursing are working in Bangladesh to reduce that country's maternal death rate.
- March 7, 2014
A model shows that a combination of four approaches could reduce the spread of HIV among drug users in NYC by more than 60 percent by 2040.
- February 19, 2014
Tougher tobacco control policies in China could save close to 13 million lives by the year 2050, according to a new study from P&S researcher Andrew Moran.
- February 7, 2014
Researchers at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (CDM) recently extended the use of teledentistry to remote parts of the world, serving the most vulnerable populations—AIDS orphans in Africa.
- February 3, 2014
A new mathematical model of how malaria is transmitted suggests increasing use of current antimalarial therapies could eliminate the disease in many parts of the world.