Author: Shannon Mehner

HIV in Nigeria

There are 22.4 million people in Nigeria living with HIV, said a Fogarty scholar at a campus lecture Friday on the state of HIV in Nigeria. And though 750,000 affected people require antiviral therapy, only 198,000 people were treated last year—about 10 percent.  “This is an area that really bothers me,” said Ifeyinwa Rita Onwuatuelo,

AMPATH: An Academic Partnership Changing Kenya

Counterpart relationships, a community-based approach and a focus on care above all else is what makes AMPATH a success story. The program, which is a partnership between Moi University School of Medicine and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya, and a consortium of U.S. medical schools led by Indiana University, is one of

How to improve Reproductive Health in Africa

Comprehensive, sustainable efforts must be taken in Sub-Saharan Africa to improve women’s reproductive and overall health, said the associate director for the Center for Global Health at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine at a campus lecture Wednesday. With 600,000 mothers lost annually to pregnancy-related causes and 80 percent of these deaths occurring in Sub-Saharan Africa,