November 5, 2013 NPR
Joanne Silberner
We're used to hearing about malaria, even HIV/AIDS when it comes to health concerns of Africa. But it might surprise you to know that cancer is growing as a leading cause of death.
December 17, 2012 The Seattle Times
Joanne Silberner
In the developing world, cancer kills more people than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. A Seattle clinic and its partner in Uganda are collaborating to improve care in the African country.
December 17, 2012 KUOW
Joanne Silberner
A Seattle-based doctor does research and trains young doctors in Uganda.
December 7, 2012 PRI's The World
Joanne Silberner
Morphine is cheap, easy to administer and brings relief to suffering cancer patients. Unfortunately, it is not always available.
December 6, 2012 PRI's The World
Joanne Silberner
In developing countries, one of every four cancers can be blamed on infectious agents. The reason? Poor sanition in these countries means greater exposure to germs.
December 5, 2012 PRI's The World
Joanne Silberner
In India a cheap, simple method to test for cervical cancer is saving thousands of lives.
December 4, 2012 BBC
Joanne Silberner
Cancer treatment in the developing world tends to be primitive or non-existent. It's not a priority for aid donors - there is a mistaken tendency to see it as a disease of the rich.
December 4, 2012 PRI's The World
Joanne Silberner
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Having breast cancer here often means no care at all, or care that’s too costly for any common person to afford, or a lot of initial missteps.
December 3, 2012 PRI's The World
Joanne Silberner
Dr. Jackson Orem heads the Uganda Cancer Institute. Until recently, he was the only oncologist in a country of more than 30 million people.
December 3, 2012 PRI's The World
Sean Gallagher
Smoking is the leading cause of death in China, and by 2050 the number of deaths from tobacco-related causes is expected to triple.
March 12, 2012 The Common Language Project
Joanne Silberner
Joanne Silberner reflects on the logistical challenges of reporting from Haiti, Uganda and India–and the deeper challenge of meaningful global health reporting.
March 9, 2012 Untold Stories
Joanne Silberner, Ansel Herz
A health facility in rural Haiti has a program to detect and treat cancer, but a big challenge persists: How can they encourage Haitians to get cancer screening and treatments before it’s too late?
March 1, 2012 The Common Language Project
Joanne Silberner
For a journalist covering poverty-related health issues, what is the price of cancer in Uganda?
February 26, 2012 The Seattle Globalist
Joanne Silberner
More people die of cancer than from HIV, TB and malaria combined, and two thirds of those deaths are in the developing world. Joanne Silberner begins her reporting on this phenomenon in Uganda.