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Essex Papers to End Up at Harvard

Max Essex in his office


The papers of noted AIDS researcher Dr. Max Essex will end up at Harvard, where he has been conducting significant HIV/AIDS research since the beginning of the epidemic. Essex is the Mary Woodard Lasker Professor of Health Sciences at Harvard University, as well as Chair of both the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health AIDS Initiative (HAI) and the Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership (BHP).

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A Fresh Look at Infectious Disease Research in Africa


Thirty of the world’s leading infectious disease researchers gathered at Harvard on October 19th and 20th to brainstorm about the future of deadly diseases in Africa.

While modern medicine and technology have diminished the threat of many infectious disease pathogens in high-income countries, infectious diseases account for more than 17 million deaths worldwide every year. A significant number of those deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa. Harvard has a long history of research collaborations with African universities and NGOs. While most research has centered on a particular disease such as HIV/AIDS or malaria, research findings often have broad implications for global health practice and policy.

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Young Scientists at the Botswana Harvard Partnership

Young Scientists at the Botswana Harvard Partnership
Vignettes by Caroline Park

At the Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership Lab (BHP) in Gaborone, Botswana, a handful of research scientists come in from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, and immerse themselves in their various projects.

Who exactly are these scientists who toil under BHP’s roof? Where do they come from and what do they do in their spare time? To answer these questions, I briefly interviewed a few of our busy young scientists and composed brief vignettes of their lives. Continue reading