School of Medicine

Bellington Vwalika and Ben Chi

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 »

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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 »

Aravinda de Silva, Ph.D. Photo by Max Englund, UNC School of Medicine / UNC Health Care.

Can Nanotechnology Help Develop a Workable Dengue Virus Vaccine?

November 18, 2016

Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine are working to develop a nanoparticle vaccine to protect against the four serotypes of dengue virus, which infects more than 350 million people across the globe each year. Aravinda de Silva, professor of microbiology and immunology, and post-doctoral researcher Stefan Metz recently published… Read more »

Tigist Tamir

Taking Care of the Small Stuff

August 3, 2016

As a kid growing up in Ethiopia, Tigist Tamir was interested in how things work. She recalls being a “ridiculous kid” who would break things around the house just to see if she could put them back together. “It was always like that,” she remembers. “There were lots of kids who would gather items and… Read more »