Category Archives: Research and Development

Study: Universal testing and treatment in sub-Saharan Africa would pay off in education cost savings alone

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In April 2000, an education professor at the University of Zambia sized up the still growing impact of the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa and wrote: “Notwithstanding the catastrophic effects that are already being experienced, the full consequences of the pandemic are still to be felt. The storm has been gathering for two decades. In […]

TB vaccine trial: “A stepping stone on a very long journey”

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In the wake of announcing clinical trial results that showed  a candidate for a tuberculosis vaccine was safe, but did not protect babies from infection and disease, researchers are emphasizing what they have learned, and how it might yet pave the way for a long-term answer to the epidemic. The trial of MVA85A, a candidate […]