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New Survey Will Determine Whether and How Zika Affects Plans for US Travelers

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and RTI International will collaborate to determine whether and how Zika virus is affecting plans for U.S. travelers. Co-principal investigators of the effort are Jim Herrington, executive director of the Gillings Global Gateway® and UNC professor of the practice of health behavior, and Linda Squiers,… Read more »

MEASURE Evaluation hosted 14 health professionals from Zambia, working together to transform study data into clinical care recommendations.

MEASURE Evaluation Project Mentors 14 Zambian Health Professionals

Health data are essential to understanding what is working in a health system and what is not. Data alone, however, are just numbers, unless transformed into compelling information products that communicate and lead to action to improve health care. For the past year, MEASURE Evaluation, a $180 million program housed in the Carolina Population Center at the… Read more »

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Malawi Surgical Initiative Leader on the Unintended Consequences of Centralized Blood Banking

January 23, 2017

In the late 1990s, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a policy requiring the establishment of centralized blood banking facilities in Sub-Saharan African countries. Anthony Charles, an associate professor of surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, says that this policy is now having unintended negative consequences. In a commentary… Read more »

DigCCurr Institute 2015 participants discuss digital preservation issues in small working groups.

DigCCurr Professional Institute Has Shaped Digital Curation Practices Around the World

Since its introduction in 2009, the annual DigCCurr Professional Institute — an intensive workshop designed to foster skills, knowledge and community among professionals in the field of digital curation — has drawn 249 participants from nine countries and 33 states.  Hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and taught by international digital… Read more »

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UNC Researchers Find Anemia Protects Children from Malaria

Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world and causes long-term adverse consequences in children. However, concerns remain about the safety of iron supplements, particularly for children in malaria-endemic countries lacking adequate access to health services. Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have proven these concerns valid after… Read more »