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Project Map Spotlight: Advanced Stage Breast Cancer in Botswana

Project Map Spotlight: Advanced Stage Breast Cancer in Botswana

Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Botswana, and there is a dire need to improve timely access to care. Through research and training, the Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health is working to identify and address crucial deficiencies in information and support.

Improving Cancer Care in Botswana: An International Partnership

Improving Cancer Care in Botswana: An International Partnership

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.

Marlink Presents at AIDS 2020 Conference

Marlink Presents at AIDS 2020 Conference

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.

Prevention, Treatment Efforts Reduce HIV Infection Among Transgender Women

Prevention, Treatment Efforts Reduce HIV Infection Among Transgender Women

Programs to prevent HIV in transgender women are helping to lower the rate of new infection, but better care and treatment of this vulnerable population are still needed, especially among those with lower income or people of color, according to a study led by core faculty member Henry Raymond, an associate professor at the School of Public Health.

Video Series: Measles Outbreaks, Vaccination, and Public Health

Video Series: Measles Outbreaks, Vaccination, and Public Health

Rutgers professor and pediatric infectious diseases expert Glenn Fennelly is featured in a five-part Contagion video series about measles. He discusses vaccination, individual state laws, exemption definitions, and the role clinicians and public health officials play in these measles outbreaks. Christina Tan, an assistant commissioner of health for New Jersey, is also featured.

Improving TB Treatment—and Survival—in the World’s Poorest Places

Improving TB Treatment—and Survival—in the World’s Poorest Places

Tuberculosis researcher Christopher Vinnard of Rutgers’ Public Health Research Institute is developing a urine test that can pinpoint—easily and resourcefully—the effectiveness of patients’ TB treatment dosages. This new test would be more accessible to clinicians in low-income countries.