Africa

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.

At our local pharmacies, we expect that prescribed medications will be in stock and that the well-educated pharmacist staff will clear up any uncertainties we have.

Josh Lacsina, an internal medicine resident, listened carefully as his patient’s daughters asked questions.

Last summer, the opening of a comprehensive outpatient center in Ethiopia’s historic town of Gondar was heralded as a beacon of a stronger healthcare system in East Africa.

Karin Huster, a former nurse at Harborview Medical Center, described how Liberia's lack of navigable roadways and public health infrastructure has contributed to the current Ebola virus condition.

Quarantining 50,000 poor people in Monrovia, Liberia, as a response to the Ebola virus outbreak was an overly desperate measure reflecting the lack of basic public health infrastructure in much of Africa.

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