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January / February 2016

PEPFAR's Dr Deborah Birx urges sharper focus to halt HIV globally

During a recent NIH lecture, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx described recommendations to protect and extend progress made against the HIV/AIDS epidemic globally.
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Dr Deborah Birx speaks at a podium at NIH

A female instructor on stage leads a large, outdoor exercise class

GACD partners publish hypertension findings

A consortium of scientists funded by the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) has published research findings on behavior change strategies to reduce hypertension.
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Testing curbs malaria drug misuse in Kenya

With support from NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Wendy Prudhomme O'Meara devised a study to discourage unwarranted use of malaria medicines in Kenya.
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In lab Dr. Wendy Prudhomme O’Meara helps Kenyan researcher, who is looking in a microscope

Dr. John Stanifer examines seated female patient outdoors

Profile: Fogarty Scholar Dr John Stanifer studies kidney disease in Tanzania

As a Fogarty Scholar, Dr. John Stanifer investigated chronic kidney disease prevalence and causes in an area near Mount Kilimanjaro.
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South African cohort studies yield key health insights

NIH supported scientists working in an impoverished rural region of South Africa hope their findings will lead to harm-reduction and prevention policies.
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Male researcher examines hand of male study participant seated across from each other in court yard, woman and child look on

Heat map of Americas shows how Zika virus could spread from South America to the Caribbean, Mexico and the United States

Mapping shows potential spread of Zika virus through Americas

Researchers supported in part by Fogarty show Zika virus has the potential to spread within the Americas, including parts of the U.S.
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Dr Chris Murray discusses findings and future of Global Burden of Disease study

Dr. Christopher Murray discussed insights from the Global Burden of Disease study and new directions for the project during a recent NIH talk.
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Dr. Christopher Murray speaks at a podium at NIH, slide of data visualization projected in background

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