The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University will host the third annual Learning Through Languages Research Symposium at the FedEx Global Education Center at UNC on Dec. 13 from 10:45 to 2:30. The symposium will be the marquee event for the North Carolina Consular Corps’ inaugural statewide Day of Multilingualism, which focuses on the value of lifelong language learning.
Manish Kumar is the senior technical specialist for health systems strengthening at MEASURE Evaluation, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and led by the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Digital health, which is the use of electronic technologies, processes and services for improving access… Read more »
Low- and middle-income countries struggle to provide quality, accessible healthcare. Health system innovation and integration and accurate, comprehensive data are needed to improve health outcomes and policy. In response, policymakers, funding organizations and health program implementers are increasingly exploring the use of information and communication technologies to eliminate barriers to care. Stronger health information systems… Read more »
In each of the past 22 years, Don Budenz has gone to Ghana – first right after his fellowship training and now as chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and founder of Christian Eye Ministry, a non-governmental organization dedicated to preventing and curing blindness in the… Read more »
The Carolina Population Center today announced a new program that will generate and synthesize evidence to inform programs and policies to expand contraceptive method choice for youth aged 15-24 at the global and country levels. This work is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Ilene Speizer, a faculty member in maternal and child health… Read more »
Why would an American oncologist, employed at one of the country’s preeminent public universities, choose to live and work in an area that places himself and his family at risk of diseases they wouldn’t be exposed to in the United States? In a moving commentary in the Oct. 10 edition of JAMA, Satish Gopal, adjunct assistant professor of… Read more »
More people are of migrant or refugee status now than at any other time in history, and the health of these vulnerable populations has become a critical public health issue. Their legal status – including lack of documentation and lack of access to screening – makes many of them susceptible not only to illness but… Read more »
Satish Gopal, innovative cancer researcher on the forefront of cancer treatment in Malawi, Africa, will be the featured speaker at the Winter Commencement ceremony. Gopal is a member of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and works to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer in one of the most resource-limited settings in the world.
Eighteen journalists from 17 African countries are coming to the UNC School of Media and Journalism on Wednesday, Nov. 1, as part of the International Visitor Leadership Program under the auspices of the U.S. State Department. The program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in partnership with Raleigh’s International Focus, will show the visiting journalists… Read more »