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Africa CDC

Last week I attended a talk by Dr. John Nkengasong, Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The talk was given at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and gave a brief overview of the Africa CDC and its goals. The idea...

Africa and the Epidemiological Imagination

By Marissa Mika and Megan Vaughan In early September we hosted a workshop on Africa and the Epidemiological Imagination at University College London’s Institute of Advanced Studies’ Common Ground. The workshop was sponsored by the Wellcome Trust as part of a Senior...

Integrating Critical Social Science and Global Health Policy

In June 2017, I participated in a workshop on Cancer in the South hosted by Dr. Carlo Caduff at King’s College London. Historians and anthropologists gathered around a table in Somerset House and shared works in progress on cancer case studies from across the Global...

Cancer’s visible and invisible histories

The New York Times featured a piece on cancer in eastern Africa this past weekend. In the article "As Cancer Tears Through Africa, Drug Makers Draw Up a Battle Plan" reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr. and photographer Charlie Shoemaker report that pharmaceutical companies...

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