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Article ID: 706534

Mosquito Known to Transmit Malaria Has Been Detected in Ethiopia for the First Time

Baylor University

A type of mosquito that transmits malaria has been detected in Ethiopia for the first time, and the discovery has implications for putting more people at risk for malaria in new regions, according to a study led by a Baylor University researcher.

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16-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 706225

Elephants take to the road for reliable resources

Ecological Society of America

An elephant never forgets. This seems to be the case, at least, for elephants roaming about Namibia, looking for food, fresh water, and other resources.

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9-Jan-2019 1:55 PM EST

Article ID: 705281

Pregnant Women, Young Children Most Likely To Use Bed Nets To Prevent Malaria

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

When households in sub-Saharan Africa don’t have an adequate number of insecticide-treated bed nets, pregnant women and children under five are the most likely family members to sleep under the ones they have, leaving men and school-aged children more exposed to malaria, new Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) research suggests.

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11-Dec-2018 3:40 PM EST
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Article ID: 704623

Population Mapping Helps Measure Access to Surgery in Africa

University of Southampton

Research examining pressure on surgical units in sub-Saharan African countries estimates nearly 300 million people have a need for surgery in the region, placing a heavy burden on hospitals.

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29-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST
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    15-Nov-2018 5:00 AM EST

Article ID: 703568

Studies Examine Sexual and Reproductive Empowerment in Sub-Saharan Africa

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Women in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Uganda are often pressured by family and through societal expectations to have more children, but commonly resort to covert or indirect means of contraception to maintain some reproductive autonomy. This is a central finding from a cross-country study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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7-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST
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    15-Nov-2018 1:00 AM EST

Article ID: 703569

News Brief: 2018 International Conference on Family Planning in Kigali, Rwanda

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

At the fifth International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Kigali, Rwanda, taking place Nov. 12 to 15, 2018, there will be four new research findings presented. The 2018 ICFP is co-hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, which is based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Rwanda.

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7-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 703542

UIC to host event exploring Chicago's native communities

University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago's Great Cities Institute and Native American Support Program will present Natives in Chicago, a discussion on the impact of policies and the work of community organizations to provide services and programs that contribute to the city's thriving native communities.

Released:
7-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST

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Article ID: 703540

UIC scholar honored for work serving the 'public good'

University of Illinois at Chicago

Barbara Ransby, a University of Illinois at Chicago historian, writer and activist, is the recipient of the American Studies Association's 2018 Angela Y. Davis Prize for Public Scholarship, which recognizes scholars who have applied or used their scholarship for the betterment of society.

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7-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST

Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 702274

Religious Leaders’ Support May Be Key to Modern Contraception Use

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Women in Nigeria whose clerics extol the benefits of family planning were significantly more likely to adopt modern contraceptive methods, new research suggests, highlighting the importance of engaging religious leaders to help increase the country’s stubbornly low uptake of family planning services.

Released:
16-Oct-2018 10:20 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 701658

Reducing HIV, other STIs among young black women in South Africa

University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago is one of eight universities awarded funding by the National Institutes of Health to prevent and treat sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, among adolescents and young adults in Africa and Brazil. Collectively, the international projects are known as Prevention and Treatment through a Comprehensive Care Continuum for HIV-affected Adolescents in Resource Constrained Settings (PATC3H).

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4-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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