International Health

Infectious diseases affecting children and pregnant women

Changes in the HIV epidemic and the emergence of new infectious diseases present ongoing research challenges. The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)...

Monitoring Zika in Mexico

As in so many countries, Mexico faces a variety of mosquito-borne viruses, including Zika, chikungunya, and dengue. Westat will help conduct research in Mexico, sponsored by the National Institute...

Strengthening cancer research across Latin America

Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide. More than twice as many people die from cancer than from AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. The National Cancer Institute...

Improving the surveillance of HIV in Senegal

To better prevent and control the spread of HIV, the West African country of Senegal is working to establish a high-quality, country-wide HIV surveillance system. Like other countries in...

Breast cancer in Ghana: Why is detection so late?

Many Ghanaian women with breast cancer are diagnosed at late stages of the disease or receive a poor prognosis when the cancer is discovered. To learn more about detecting,...

Assessing HIV in Malawi and Zimbabwe

The HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to have severe impacts in sub-Saharan Africa. In Malawi and Zimbabwe, Westat assisted ICAP at Columbia University to survey the prevalence of HIV and the...

Finding better tuberculosis treatment

One-fourth of the world’s population is infected with tuberculosis (TB). About 10.4 million people, including 1 million children, became ill with TB and 1.7 million died from TB infection...

Evaluating a USAID program to end global hunger

Feed the Future is the U.S. Government’s initiative to end global hunger and strengthen food security. The initiative is tackling the huge problem of global hunger, starting with 20...

Understanding the causes of Burkitt lymphoma

Burkitt lymphoma is the most common childhood cancer in Africa. The endemic form found in equatorial Africa mainly affects children ages 4 to 7 years and manifests itself as...