Africa

February 20, 2018

The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa rapidly became the deadliest occurrence of the disease  claiming 4,809 lives in Liberia alone.  Now new research from the University of Washington suggests Ebola's collateral effects on th

January 29, 2018

Early in the HIV/AIDS epidemic, men were thought to be at a higher risk for the disease. Today, according to the World Health Organization, about half of the 35 million people living with HIV are women.

A new grant from the National Institutes of Health will allow researchers led by the University of Washington to determine whether hormonal contraceptives increase women's risk of acquiring HIV.  

Providing HIV medication to both members of a HIV-serodiscordant couple substantially reduced the risk of transmission within that couple, according to a

Scientists at the University of Washington and Kenya Medical Research Institute are working to discern whether antibiotics could help prevent thousands of child deaths from diarrheal disease. 

Global Health and Dentistry faculty from the University of Washington have joined forces with the University of Nairobi in an ambitious effort to combat the oral consequences of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among Kenya’s children.

New data analyses finds that a monthly vaginal ring containing an antiretroviral drug called dapivirine can cut women’s HIV risk by more than half and, in some, by 75 percent or more.

Living with childhood injuries and persistent medical problems, Ismail Jatta cultivated patience that has served him well as a caregiver.

In response to huge demand by students and faculty, the University of Washington School of Nursing has launched a center to elevate and promote global health nursing activities both locally and abroad. 

Two large clinical trials have found that a microbicide prevention method can safely help reduce new HIV infections in women.

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