Africa News

Impact of Malaria and Malnutrition upon Birth Weight in Africa and Western Pacific

A new international study, co-led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health researchers, has analyzed the associations between malaria, malnutrition and birth outcomes in women in Africa and the western Pacific between 1996 and 2015. During that period, more than one in three pregnant women suffered from malaria… Read more »

Three refugees who escaped a brutal civil war in Libya pose for a portrait at their temporary home in San Giovanni, Italy. The men, who asked that their identities be obscured, made the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean with hopes of a better life. Photo by Gabriela Arp '16 M.A.

Refugees in Europe, GeTMA Berlin and TAM

By Sarah A. Hutchison, associate director of the TransAtlantic Masters program Reaching out to Refugees Last summer the U.S. media focused a great deal of attention on the refugee crisis in Europe. The main point of interest involved the Syrians fleeing civil war at home: the crossings, the shipwrecks, the flight towards Europe. During this… Read more »

Gillings School Alumna Awarded Fogarty Global Health Fellowship

Amy Huber, 2017 alumna in epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, is one of 18 recipients of a 2017-2018 UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship. The fellowship provides training opportunities in global health research for selected junior faculty members, postdoctoral fellows and predoctoral scholars. The UJMT… Read more »

Campus Y Selects 2017-2018 Global Gap Year Fellows

July 31, 2017

The Campus Y at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has selected ten 2017-2018 Global Gap Year Fellowship (GGYF) recipients. These eight, incoming first-year students and two rising juniors will defer a year of university enrollment to gain informal, global education that combines volunteer service, work and international travel. Over 70 students applied… Read more »

UNC Project-Malawi Looks Forward to Future Discovery

July 20, 2017

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt visited UNC Project-Malawi in early June; read more about her visit and the work of UNC Project-Malawi here. UNC Project-Malawi is a global health success story. From Malawi, a landlocked country in southeastern Africa, emerged the knowledge that helped shape global understanding of HIV and… Read more »