We’ve saved millions of people with HIV/AIDS. Now, let’s do the same for cancer.

Star-Ledger, December 1, 2019

Health systems in sub-Saharan African countries have improved their responses to and treatments of HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, but they have failed in preventing, diagnosing or treating cancers that are preventable and curable. This op-ed by Richard Marlink appeared in the Star-Ledger in recognition of World AIDS Day.

Botswana Rutgers Collaboration Worthy-Masisi

Botswana Daily News, March 26, 2019

On a trip to the United States, Botswana’s president Mokgweetsi Masisi visited Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and agreed for Botswana and the university to develop a collaborative partnership. Richard Marlink, who has been coming to Botswana regularly for the past 24 years, believes that the success of the Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute could be replicated at Rutgers.

Rutgers Establishes Collaborative Partnership with Botswana

Rutgers Today, February 15, 2019

Rutgers University and Botswana leaders signed an agreement to launch the Botswana-Rutgers Knowledge Collaborative, a joint initiative to exchange knowledge through technology and develop programs that help Botswana address its strategic development goals as the country emerges as a regional hub of southern Africa. Richard Marlink, who for the last 22 years has led partnerships in Botswana to combat HIV/AIDS nationwide, signed a universitywide agreement with the University of Botswana focused on health—the first international agreement initiated by Rutgers Global Health Institute.

Confronting the Brutal Inequality in Cancer Care

Rutgers Global Health Institute, February 15, 2019 

Every single day, nearly 47,000 people around the world, on average, are diagnosed with cancer. And while the disease can affect anyone, there is extreme disparity when it comes to cancer care and prevention globally. “People are dying from curable cancers in Botswana because of delays in each step of the cancer care process,” says Richard Marlink, an oncologist and director of Rutgers Global Health Institute.

Q&A: 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day

Healio, December 1, 2018 

To mark the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, Infectious Disease News spoke with Richard Marlink, MD, director of the Rutgers Global Health Institute. As an oncologist, Marlink treated some of the first HIV/AIDS patients at the former St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York and helped establish the first HIV/AIDS clinic in Boston.

Clinical Care and the Global Impact of AIDS

Rutgers Around the World, November 26, 2018 

In this episode of Rutgers Around the World, a podcast produced by Rutgers Global, Richard Marlink shines a light on the field of global health by reflecting on his career path and his work in fighting HIV/AIDS in the United States and abroad.

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