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Amy Maxmen

6 March 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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When virologists and genomicists in Seattle, Washington realized that COVID-19 was likely to spread to the United States, they began to research ways to keep vulnerable poplulations safe. So far, early success has com...

Nature

Amy Maxmen

8 January 2019

Ikenne, Nigeria

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Cassava, a root plant that feeds and supports over 800 million people across the globe, is ready for an improvement. As part of the Next Generation Cassava Breeding project, scientists are exploring how to increase th...

The New York Times

Amy Maxmen

19 April 2017

Richmond, California, United States

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Social and economic factors are increasingly being linked to health circumstances and outcomes. This article highlights the city of Richmond, California, which has responded to this correlation, integrating issues of ...

Nature

Amy Maxmen

24 August 2016

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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When the population in need of a new dug is very poor, the private sector has little incentive to create and test new drugs. Through product development partnership, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative keeps t...

Global Health Now

Amy Maxmen

14 December 2015

Sudan

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The Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative promotes mycetoma research forward despite a dearth of funds, working as a social enterprise and keeping costs and budgets low.

PBS NOVA

Amy Maxmen

16 September 2015

Freetown, Western Area, Sierra Leone

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King’s Partnership and Partners in Health are outliers in the global health community in focusing on the mentorship of Sierra Leone’s next generation of doctors. The country has a profound need for more medical experts.

The New York Times

Amy Maxmen

3 April 2015

Tanzania

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Slow test results make it difficult to stop the spread of tuberculosis. Using faster diagnostic technology and driving vans to rural areas in Tanzania, GeneXpert is making progress in treating this curable disease.

Al Jazeera

Amy Maxmen

16 February 2015

Freetown, Western Area, Sierra Leone

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As trials on blood and plasma progress, researchers ask if they might have happened sooner. In any case, the blood transfusions show early success.

National Geographic

Amy Maxmen

30 January 2015

Freetown, Western Area, Sierra Leone

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In the face of the deadliest Ebola outbreak in modern history, health officials found themselves struggling to prevent the virus from spreading due to clashes with local traditions, cultural mistrust of outsiders, con...

The New York Times

Amy Maxmen

25 June 2014

Bamako, Koulikoro, Mali

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After ongoing trials and successes for preventative measures toward malaria, experts have now reversed their support for them. In what remains an ongoing threat, especially to children, new interventions, like the com...

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