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Op-Ed | It’s time for Africa to be the change

Op-Ed | It’s time for Africa to be the change

By Rahmat Obanikoro, WAZOBIA Logistics Chair of the African Students Organization; Nana Gyabaah-Kessie, president of the African Students Organization

June 9, 2020

Uwa’s story is the one we speak of today. But there have been many before her, and we hope that she will be the last.

Professor proposes use of law to tackle infectious diseases

Matiangai Sirleaf, assistant professor of law at Pitt, discusses the effect that the Ebola virus has on West African countries as part of Pitt’s Critical Research on Africa Lecture Series. (Photo by Divyanka Bhatia | Staff Photographer)

By Briana Canady | For The Pitt News

February 16, 2018

Matiangai Sirleaf has represented plaintiffs in numerous international human rights cases litigated in federal courts. Now, as an assistant professor of law at Pitt, she plans to use her legal expertise to eradicate infectious diseases. Sirleaf presented her research on disease in Africa, titled ...

HIV timeline

HIV timeline


December 3, 2014

HIV/AIDS timeline: key events and breakthroughs; new milestone in HIV research: an experimental HIV vaccine has for the first time cut the risk of infection by nearly a third. 

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