Northwestern will begin training programs to help Nigerian universities set up biomedical engineering curriculums, invent medical devices for the country’s health care needs and manufacture and market those devices, ultimately growing their medical projects industry. The goal is to improve international health care and save lives.
It’s often said that the HIV/AIDS epidemic has a woman’s face. The proportion of women infected with HIV has been on the rise for a decade; in sub-Saharan Africa, women constitute 60 percent of people living with disease. While preventative drugs exist, they have often proven ineffective, especially in light of financial and cultural barriers in developing nations.