In low- and middle-income countries around the world, the lack of even the most basic diagnostic tools has a devastating impact on human health, according to a report released Oct. 7 by The Lancet Commission on Diagnostics
The summer was a season of devastation for Haiti, with a presidential assassination in early July, a major earthquake in mid-August that killed more than 2,000 people, and then, three days later, the impact of Tropical Storm Grace.
Paul Farmer, the Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard, was one of five individuals chosen as 2021 Aurora Humanitarians by the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative.
Dr. Brooks proposes to use geospatial and genotypic analyses of transmission networks around adolescents with pulmonary TB to better characterize local TB transmission in high burden settings. These methods will elucidate important person, place, and time interactions of TB transmission in adolescents, and may inform priority areas for deployment and assessment of targeted public health interventions aimed at ending TB.