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Impact of COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa

Impact of COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa

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.

When Math Meets Medicine

When Math Meets Medicine

A mathematician may not be an obvious choice when forming partnerships in health-related investigations, but the idea of applying math in ways that impact people’s lives is something that Benedetto Piccoli, an applied mathematics scholar, finds exciting.

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.

Scientists Develop Rapid Test for Diagnosing Tuberculosis in People With HIV

Scientists Develop Rapid Test for Diagnosing Tuberculosis in People With HIV

An international team that includes Rutgers scientists has made significant progress in developing a urine diagnostic test that can quickly, easily and inexpensively identify tuberculosis infection in people also infected with HIV. The findings were announced at the September 26, 2018, United Nations meeting on TB.