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Inside Ohio's Migrant Camps

As COVID-19 cases rise in Ohio, migrant farmworkers live closely in cramped quarters. They remain one of the most vulnerable sectors of the population.

Dylan—A Venezuelan Child Fights Kawasaki Syndrome

Dylan was the first child treated for COVID-19 at Hospital de Niños J.M. de los Ríos, the leading pediatric center in Venezuela. After the infection, the one-year-old boy developed kidney failure and an atypical form of Kawasaki syndrome. Doctors said he could die.

The Ethnic Face of the Pandemic in Colombia

COVID-19 is highlighting the difficulties that Indigenous and Afro-Colombians—many of whom live in scattered rural areas—have in accessing specialized medical services. The distances they must travel to reach a hospital reveal the ethnic face of the pandemic.

COVID-19 and the Case for Prison Abolition

Time to rethink the U.S. prison system? UChicago 2020 Justice Fellow Meera Santhanam writes about the fundamental connections between racism and incarceration revealed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Changing Waters: Cholera Permeates Life in Haiti

Before the international response to the earthquake of 2010 one challenge Haiti didn't face was cholera. Now it does, with 7,000 already dead and a continuing challenge for the entire country.

Zambia: AIDS at a Turning Point

AIDS activists are beginning a new fight against the disease after health workers went on strike in 2009 to protest the theft from Zambia's Ministry of Health.

After the Quake: HIV/AIDS in Haiti

Last January's earthquake destroyed Haiti's health care system, once at the forefront of the struggle to treat and stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. A look at life since the quake, for those affected by HIV/AIDS.

Moldova: Fighting a Deadly Disease

Moldova has been hit particularly hard by the emergence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), a new, deadly strain of an age old disease.

Glass Closet: Sex, Stigma and HIV/AIDS in Jamaica

Jamaica has the reputation of being one of the most violently anti-gay countries on earth. Male homosexual acts are criminalized – and can be punished with up to 10 years of hard time in prison.

Hope: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica

Poet and writer Kwame Dawes travels to Jamaica to explore the experience of people living with HIV/AIDS and to examine the ways in which the disease has shaped their lives. The journey brings him in touch with people who tell their stories, share their lives and teach him about resilience,...

Heroes of HIV: HIV in the Caribbean

With HIV rates second only to those of sub-Saharan Africa, Caribbean islands that conjure visions of sun and sand now highlight the interplay between poverty and the epidemic in this hemisphere.