School of Medicine

Cardiologists from UNC Provide Care in Nicaragua

May 11, 2017

For many Nicaraguans, a diagnosis of a heart condition such as mitral valve stenosis – a debilitating complication that can be the end result of untreated strep throat – is grim news that offers little in the way of hope. “If patients have the money, they can travel to another country to receive care,” said… Read more »

Maternal and Infant Outcomes Improve at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia

April 11, 2017

New research shows that maternal and infant outcomes are steadily improving at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia, a hospital with which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has a long-standing partnership. Bellington Vwalika, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Zambia School of Medicine… Read more »

Global Women’s Health Faculty Partner with Dikembe Mutombo Foundation on Cervical Cancer Screenings

April 7, 2017

Cervical cancer is the number-one cause of cancer-related death for African women. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill OB-GYN faculty working in Africa recently partnered with the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation on the first-ever public cervical-cancer screening event in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, screening more than 2,000 women for the disease. The foundation sponsored… Read more »

Anthony Charles, MD, MPH

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 »