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- or 12-year-olds.
“The family practitioners and pediatricians do a really bad job in promoting HPV vaccination for a variety of reasons,” said Willoughby, a member of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) working group on the HPV vaccine and the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Infectious Diseases. “We recognize that we are falling down on the job. This is actually a real emergency.”
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.
the clientele has become a very even mix of women and men
In Concourse Village in the Bronx, Sylvester Donkor, left, and Ataa Serwaa, immigrants from Ghana, waiting for a cab to church. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times
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 bachelor’s degree in political science at City College.