In Botswana, there is a severe shortage of nurses who have advanced training in oncology and palliative care. To address the challenges this poses to the African nation’s ability to provide comprehensive cancer care, nurse leaders in Botswana and at Rutgers are collaborating to expand specialty education and training.
The integration of cancer control into HIV settings in sub-Saharan Africa was the subject of Rutgers Global Health Institute director Richard Marlink’s presentation at the 23rd International AIDS Conference.
The experience of spending two weeks in Tanzania as part of a global health educational program opened nine Rutgers students to the realities of medicine in a low-income country. A portion of the donations to Rutgers Global Health Institute during last year’s Rutgers Giving Day helped support this year’s program.
COVID-19 has reached many sub-Saharan African countries that are already suffering from malnutrition and disease, under-resourced health systems, and limited economic funding. Richard Marlink, director of Rutgers Global Health Institute and a leader in the global response to HIV/AIDS, discusses how this pandemic is likely to impact the African region and what can be done to help these countries.
As part of World Cancer Day, Richard Marlink gets right to the point for Rutgers’ 60-second challenge, convincing viewers that they should care about cancer in the developing world—where cancer mortality rates are staggering.
In an op-ed for the Star-Ledger, Richard Marlink discusses the need to address cancer care and prevention disparities in sub-Saharan Africa, where aging HIV-positive populations face an increased risk of certain cancers.
Rutgers Global Health Institute’s Botswana team was selected to receive up to $25,000 in grant funding for its “Improving Timely Access to Care for Women with Advanced Stage Breast Cancer in Botswana” research study.
During a seminar with the Rutgers cohort of 25 young African leaders, institute director Richard Marlink led a discussion about mobilizing three essential strategies to end the epidemic: follow the science, treat the whole person, and expand the health care workforce.