East Africa Social Issues

Why the “No-Brainer” HPV Vaccine Is Being Ignored

 follow us on twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork JAMA Rodney Willoughby, MD, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the Medical College of Wisconsin, can’t help thinking about the future—a future in which thousands of men and women develop precancerous or cancerous lesions that could have been prevented had they been vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) as 11- …

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Africa’s Beauty brands primped for profit

East Africa is one of the fastest-growing markets for beauty products and as tastes get more discerning local and international companies are cashing in. With East Africa’s middle classes developing a taste for high-quality personal care and beauty products, international cosmetics companies like L’Oréal and homegrown ones like Kenya’s SuzieBeauty are rushing to cash in on this fast-growing market. …

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Influx of African Immigrants Shifting National and New York Demographics

  Threatened with arrest in 2009, Lamin F. Bojang fled Gambia after publicly contradicting its president’s claims that he could cure AIDS. Now 31, Mr. Bojang lives in Concourse Village in the Bronx with his wife and 2-year-old son and works as a receptionist at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, while working toward a …

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