Africa News

Thakker Takes Helm as Interim Dean of Eshelman School of Pharmacy

October 2, 2017

It’s Monday morning, Sept. 18, at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. The dean’s parking spot is empty. So is the dean’s office. It’s Dhiren Thakker’s first day as the interim dean of the School, and he is still in his office on the third floor of Kerr Hall. His car is sitting in its usual place in the deck rather than the front-row spot reserved for the dean. Thakker said he is a couple weeks… Read more »

Researchers Receive $3.6 Million Award to Improve Mental Health Treatment in Malawi and Tanzania

A collaborative, international team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a multimillion dollar award to study the mental health of people in Malawi and Tanzania living with a non-communicable disease, like diabetes or hypertension. Non-communicable diseases are the second leading cause of death in Malawi, according to the World Health… Read more »

Waru Gichane’s Research Examines Barriers to Achieving Optimal Health for Women

September 27, 2017

Waru Gichane is a doctoral student in the Department of Health Behavior within the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and a research assistant at the Carolina Population Center. Her research focuses on the individual, interpersonal, and institutional barriers women face in achieving optimal sexual and reproductive health. When you were a child, what was your response… Read more »

Studies Show Malaria Control and Prevention Efforts Have Contributed to Saving Millions of Children’s Lives

September 27, 2017

MEASURE Evaluation has co-authored six of nine publications contained in a special supplement of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene focused on impact evaluations and other studies demonstrating that malaria control and prevention efforts have contributed to saving millions of children’s lives across malaria-endemic areas. Malaria remains a major cause of preventable death,… Read more »

London Workshop Focuses on Improving Care for Children in Armenia, Ghana, Moldova and Uganda

September 22, 2017

More than 60 participants gathered in London Sept. 11–15, 2017, to consider ways to further develop and strengthen country leadership in assessing and ultimately accelerating national reform in alternative care for children in four countries: Armenia, Ghana, Moldova and Uganda. Country teams came from government agencies (ministries of labor and social development, health, education and… Read more »

Seven UNC Students Named Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellows

September 18, 2017

Seven students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were awarded grants under the 2017 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellows Program, making Carolina one of the top producers of Fulbright-Hays DDRA fellows. UNC was awarded more than $200,00 in funding for the program by the U.S. Department of Education. These fellowships allow doctoral students… Read more »