Tag Archive: global health

Jul 8 2019

Where Discovery Leads: Building Better Strategies to Protect the Brain From HIV

By Barb Drosey, Jillian Rose Lim, Nancy McCann, and Sharlene George

Editor’s Note: Where Discovery Leads is a multimedia storytelling project that delves into key research themes at CHOP Research Institute. This is part one of a two-part series that focuses on the suite of scientific studies aimed at better understanding the neuropathogenesis of HIV infection on cognitive and intellectual development. See part two of this series.

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Jul 8 2019

Building Community Support for Mental Health and HIV in Botswana

By Jillian Rose Lim

Editor’s Note: Where Discovery Leads is a multimedia storytelling project that delves into key research themes at CHOP Research Institute. This is part two of a two-part series that focuses on the suite of scientific studies aimed at better understanding the neuropathogenesis of HIV infection on cognitive and intellectual development and to improve support services for affected children and adolescents. See part one of this series.

Youth living with HIV in limited-resource settings face unique challenges when it comes to mental health. In Botswana, a country with one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world, few accessible places exist for children and adolescents to receive mental healthcare.

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Sep 24 2018

Global Health Researchers Finding Ways to Improve Children’s Cancer Survival Rates

Every child with cancer deserves the greatest opportunity to be cured, no matter where in the world they live. This overarching sense of purpose took Julianne Burns, MD, a third-year pediatric Infectious Diseases fellow, from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to the Hospital Infantil Dr. Robert Reid Cabral (HIRRC) in the Dominican Republic for four weeks this summer to conduct much needed infectious disease research.

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Feb 19 2016

CHOP Research In the News: T-Cell Therapy, Zika Virus, and Autism Screening

CHOP Research NewsNew findings in cancer immunotherapy, controversy over recommendations for universal autism screening, and Zika virus are among this week’s highlights.

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Jul 1 2015

International Partnership Leads to Cerebral Palsy Insights

cerebral palsyBased on a partnership in Botswana with the University of Pennsylvania, researchers in Children’s Hospital’s Global Health Center performed the first rigorous study of Cerebral palsy outcomes in Africa.

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Mar 24 2014

CHOP Researcher Advances Adolescent Care in Africa

adolescentsA Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia pediatrician’s research projects span across continents to Botswana, a sub-Saharan African country with a busy clinic for 2,000 HIV-infected children and adolescents who stole her heart.

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