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A 14-year-old girl receives and HPV vaccine at her school in  Addis Ababa, January 2022

WHO considers single-dose HPV vaccine schedule

HPV vaccination campaigns have seen slow uptake in many low- and middle-income countries. "Single dose vaccination will make it more feasible to vaccinate more women in [these] countries," National Cancer Institute Deputy Director Dr. Doug Lowy.

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World Health Assembly emphasizes strengthening global health workforce

The 75th World Health Assembly addressed pressing global health challenges at their May 2022 meeting including supporting the global health care workforce, acting against noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and strengthening health emergency preparedness.

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The photograph shows Dr. Judith Levy

Using sociology to tackle AIDS in Indonesia: Q & A with Dr. Judith Levy

Dr. Judith Levy of University of Illinois in Chicago talks about her decades of HIV/AIDS research and her NIH-funded project aimed at preventing HIV transmission in Indonesia.

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Participants learn about a study taking place at the Centre for Chronic Disease Control in India

Early career researchers in Ethiopia and India find common ground

The COALESCE program brings together researchers and practitioners from India and Ethiopia to facilitate South-South collaboration and locally driven research and implementation.

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The photo shows Registered Nurse and Ph.D. Abigail Link treating a patient in Northern Uganda

Former Fogarty Fellow Abigail Link evaluates meningitis causes among patients in Uganda

Abigail Link's research will paint a more complete picture of the disease in the region by using hospital data as well as surveys and interviews with patients and providers to understand barriers to improving health outcomes.

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Two researchers in Mali, wearing scrubs and masks, review scientific data on a computer screen

Opinion: Fogarty’s continuing support of Ebola research is a point of pride

From the start of the West African Ebola crisis of 2014-2016, Fogarty recognized that the greatest contribution we could make would be a commitment to ongoing, long-term strengthening of research capacity and health systems through training.

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This is a colorized scanning electron micrograph of filamentous Ebola virus particles (blue) budding from a chronically infected VERO E6 cell (yellow-green)

Focus: Fogarty’s response to Ebola: Where are we now?

Fogarty responded to the 2014-2016 West Africa Ebola outbreak with grants to shore up the research capacity in the region. We look at where those projects are nearly six years later.




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