Global Health at NIH

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NIH Ebola vaccine trial gets underway in Liberia

A large clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of two experimental vaccines to prevent Ebola virus infection has begun in Liberia.


Indoor air pollution

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Measuring health impact of indoor air pollution is key

Researchers hope to identify and establish a standard panel of indicators and biomarkers that can provide more precise evidence of the effectiveness of cleaner cookstoves.


Nursing research at NIH

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Nursing research, training spur global health gains

NIH's National Institute of Nursing Research supports critical investigations to advance disease prevention, patient self-management, end-of-life care, treatment innovations and nurse scientist training.


Genomics research

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Sub-Saharan Africa genomics study gives clues

An international team including NIH researchers participated in the first study to comprehensively assess genomic diversity across sub-Saharan Africa


Recent NIH Global Health News

Updated March 2015