Apr. 1, 2021—The discovery of monoclonal antibodies that neutralize Rift Valley Fever Virus — an emerging infection with pandemic potential — lays the foundation for future therapeutic antibody development.
Vanderbilt, Zambia researchers find delirium in hospitalized patients linked to mortality, disability in Sub-Saharan Africa
Feb. 11, 2021—Delirium, a form of acute brain dysfunction, is widespread in critically ill patients in lower resourced hospitals, and the duration of delirium predicted both mortality and disability at six months after discharge, according to a study published in PLOS ONE.
Jul. 17, 2019—Many Nigerians feel democracy has failed them. History professor Moses Ochonu proposes three changes in order to save the nation's political framework.
May. 2, 2018—Politicians will work harder at their jobs when their performance is reported to constituents early in their terms—but only where there’s a degree of competition from rival parties.
Nov. 16, 2017—A smartphone application called mUzima, developed for healthcare workers by Vanderbilt’s Martin Were, MD, MS, and his team, is catching on in eastern Africa.
Nov. 15, 2017—Writing in the Office of Cross-College Initiatives' BreakThru blog, political science Ph.D. student SangEun Cecilia Kim finds that poverty is the most common factor driving the tax aversion of Malawi citizens.
Nov. 10, 2017—The recent decriminalization of homosexuality in Mozambique has not made it easier for LGBT advocacy groups to support these populations within the country.
Mar. 29, 2017—To raise awareness of university opportunities to engage with Africa, Vanderbilt will host its first-ever Africa Week April 2-7, sponsored by the Trans-Institutional Program Africa at a Crossroads.
Mar. 3, 2017—Law students are taking part in a case before the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights by filing a brief about an anti-terrorist statute in Ethiopia.
Sep. 23, 2016—Traditional healers in sub-Saharan have a high rate of exposure to blood, putting them at risk for HIV and hepatitis C.
Dec. 12, 2013—Vanderbilt University has received a $3 million grant from the GE Foundation’s Developing Health Globally program to fund international medical education and research in Kenya and other low-resource regions of the world.
Oct. 8, 2013—Roger Thurow, whose reporting on famine in Africa has received international accolades, spoke at Vanderbilt University Divinity School Sept. 18. Thurow’s talk is part of the Cal Turner Program Lecture Series. Thurow is a senior fellow for global agriculture and food policy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, which he joined in 2010 after...