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Africa Health Care

In My View: African Innovation is Trending

Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais

With medical staff and doctors sometimes unable to communicate efficiently with their patients, innovators are finding ways to use technology to translate medical questions accurately enough for them to provide the correct diagnosis and treatment.

How A 9-Year-Old Girl From Guinea Finally Got The Medical Care She Needed

Catherine Murphy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Catherine Murphy

There is a universal principle of childhood physics that we all remember well: the joy of spinning in circles. Perhaps it was spinning while locking hands with a playmate, in a teacup at Disney World, dancing in pirouettes, or simply turning in place -- it was a thrill to send our surroundings into a kaleidoscopic blur. This was followed by a dizzy fit of giggles until our internal compasses caught up, and the world came back into focus.

Psychiatrists Decry Mental Health Care In Africa

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living

KAMPALA, Uganda — The drugs given to many of Africa's psychiatric patients are often administered to keep the patients asleep so the hurried nur...

New Hope for Mothers and Newborns in Africa

Pierre M. Barker, M.D. | Posted 11.19.2012 | Impact
Pierre M. Barker, M.D.

We have the knowledge and resources to make death and complications around childbirth, even in Africa, a vanishingly rare event, but mothers and infants are still dying from causes that are preventable. At the heart of the problem lies a challenge.

Africa Offers New Partnership for Global Health

Michel Sidibé | Posted 09.16.2012 | Impact
Michel Sidibé

When I speak to Africans living with HIV, when I speak to African AIDS activists and when I speak to African leaders fighting AIDS, TB and malaria, they all express a profound gratitude for the global solidarity the world has expressed to them.

Charity as a Drop in the Bucket, Day 2

Ken Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ken Wong

Colby College students worked to support an organization in rural Malawi helping poor, HIV affected communities. But despite showy displays of promise, our trusted field office director, sensed that something was very wrong.