Since its only external beam radiotherapy machine broke in April, Ugandans having been dying of treatable cancers.Read More
For researchers in Uganda — a country that has experienced five Ebola outbreaks — the threat of the disease that kills between 50 and 90 percent of all those infected, isn’t just a possibility pulled from 1995 bestseller, "The Hot Zone." For them, another outbreak of Ebola is almost certain.
Luckily, so is finding a cure.Read More
Growing up in Nairobi, Kenya, Dr. Faith Osier often dreamed of curing the world of deadly diseases like malaria, an illness spread by mosquitos that kills more than an estimated 438,000 people every year.
Several decades later, Osier, now 43, is at the forefront of the fight against malaria, spearheading the development of a vaccine that she believes could someday wipe out the disease.Read More