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Gender inequality raises risks of HIV infection

AIDS-related deaths have fallen by 45 percent since they peaked in 2005, and the rate of new HIV infections among adults has stopped increasing. But despite this and other areas of progress, adolescent girls and young women continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. In fact, they...

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Childhood Illness Inspires Nigerian to Malaria Action

Oluwamayowa Salu, a YALI Network member from Nigeria, founded the Iba Eradication Foundation and organizes malaria prevention and education efforts in Lagos and the surrounding areas. “Malaria kills and we need to stop it.” Sub-Saharan Africa suffers more cases of malaria each year than any other...

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Communities, Communication Can Improve African Health Care

Disease outbreaks such as HIV/AIDS, Ebola and pandemic influenza have led health agencies everywhere to realize they have a shared mission. A dangerous disease-causing pathogen may emerge far away. But when one infected patient boards a plane, the disease becomes a much broader problem, even a global health threat, very...

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Dr. Louis Sullivan on Leadership: Part 2

In a recent interview with the Washington Post newspaper, Dr. Louis Sullivan shared his perspectives on leadership. The son of a mortician who grew up in rural Georgia during segregation, Sullivan went on to graduate from Boston University School of Medicine in 1958 as the only African-American student in his...

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Dr. Louis Sullivan on Leadership: Part 1

In a recent interview with the Washington Post newspaper, Dr. Louis Sullivan shared his perspectives on leadership. The son of a mortician who grew up in rural Georgia during segregation, Sullivan went on to graduate from Boston University School of Medicine in 1958 as the only African-American student in his...

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