Richard Wamai Associate Professor of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies email@example.com 617.373.4130 Expertise COVID-19, Interventions that prevent the spread of HIV in Africa Richard Wamai in the Press What Trump’s WHO Funding Freeze Means for the Most Vulnerable Countries Wamai, a Kenyan expert on public health who leads a center for global health and disease research at Northeastern University, told TIME that Trump’s move could not have come at a worse time for public health in the global south. One of the programs Wamai runs in east Africa has already been put on hold […] PolitiFact Joe Biden says cervical cancer ‘totally preventable’ in Africa Richard Wamai, assistant professor of public health at Northeastern University, said the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa are ill equipped for this challenge. “Detection will require expanding the health service system, which requires investments in infrastructure,” Wamai said. “That calls for prioritization which is difficult to do because of competing health demands. Cancer in general is, […] Al Jazeera To cut or not to cut Roughly 1.1 million people in Zimbabwe live with HIV. Studies show circumcision could reduce the risk of infection by 60 per cent. Since 2011, Zimbabwean men and infants have been undergoing voluntary non-surgical circumcision. Opponents of circumcision argue the risks don’t outweigh the benefits and claim messaging is giving men a false sense of hope […] Richard Wamai for Northeastern Global News This tropical disease is second only to malaria as a parasitic killer. So why haven’t you heard of it? This tropical disease is second only to malaria as a parasitic killer. So why haven’t you heard of it? The deadly strain of leishmaniasis infects 300,000 people annually, causing 20,000 deaths. It's the second largest cause of parasitic death. Northeastern researchers examine the Zika pandemic Northeastern researchers examine the Zika pandemic As the Zika virus continues its inexorable spread, a panel of faculty members discussed how we can be part of the global solution. What Ebola and HIV/AIDS can teach us about the Zika virus pandemic What Ebola and HIV/AIDS can teach us about the Zika virus pandemic Assistant professor Richard Wamai, an expert on HIV/AIDS and neglected tropical diseases, provides much-needed perspective on why the Zika virus has struck so fiercely and the public health measures that could halt it. Neglected for too long Neglected for too long During a panel discussion on Ebola earlier this month, Northeastern professors Michael Pollastri and Richard Wamai discussed other issues the Ebola outbreak is underscoring. Health professionals talk experiences on front lines of Ebola outbreak Health professionals talk experiences on front lines of Ebola outbreak During a keynote address at Northeastern on Tuesday, an epidemiologist at Boston Medical Center who has administered care to Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, noted that more help is needed in Africa to provide healthcare services, adding that "We need help with everything." Students join push to end neglected tropical diseases Students join push to end neglected tropical diseases A group of Northeastern students have formed a chapter of END7, a global network that aims to raise awareness of neglected tropical diseases and help eradicate the seven most common NTDs by 2020. Efficiency the key for global HIV/AIDS programs Efficiency the key for global HIV/AIDS programs Assistant professor Richard Wamai is part of a global consortium of researchers leading a study spanning five African nations to determine how governments and agencies worldwide can optimize the resources at their disposal. Targeting diseases beyond our borders Targeting diseases beyond our borders An interdisciplinary team of Northeastern University researchers collaborated with health experts in Kenya to fight neglected tropical diseases.