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MEASURE Evaluation Strengthens the Drivers of Digital Health Success

December 6, 2017

Manish Kumar is the senior technical specialist for health systems strengthening at MEASURE Evaluation, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and led by the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Digital health, which is the use of electronic technologies, processes and services for improving access… Read more »

Interoperability Toolkit Helps Integrate Health Information Systems in Developing Countries

December 5, 2017

Low- and middle-income countries struggle to provide quality, accessible healthcare. Health system innovation and integration and accurate, comprehensive data are needed to improve health outcomes and policy. In response, policymakers, funding organizations and health program implementers are increasingly exploring the use of information and communication technologies to eliminate barriers to care. Stronger health information systems… Read more »

UNC Students Benefitted from an Industry Night for International Careers in November

December 5, 2017

University Career Services at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted an Industry Night event for International Careers on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the FedEx Global Education Center. Industry Night events are opportunities for students to connect with professionals that have experience working in their field of interest, learn about career opportunities within… Read more »

UNC Panel Discussion Examined Authoritarianism in the Balkans

December 5, 2017

The UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies (CSEEES) hosted a panel discussion on Nov. 13 on authoritarian regimes in the Balkans, a region of southeastern Europe that includes countries such as Serbia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Albania and Romania. The discussion ranged from the history of such regimes in this area to the… Read more »

Carolina Grad Named Schwarzman Scholar

December 4, 2017

Min Yang, a 2015 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been selected for the Schwarzman Scholars program, an elite China-based scholarship modeled after the Rhodes Scholarship and founded by Blackstone co-founder and CEO Stephen A. Schwarzman.

Gillings Student to Lead Grant to Improve Health and Wellness among Refugee Communities in the Triangle

A master’s student, faculty member and alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health have been awarded a Kenan-Biddle Partnership grant to improve health and wellness among refugee communities in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Meagan Clawar, UNC master’s student in public health; Dilshad Jaff, adjunct assistant… Read more »

Speizer to Lead $4M Grant for Contraceptive Research in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

November 30, 2017

The Carolina Population Center today announced a new program that will generate and synthesize evidence to inform programs and policies to expand contraceptive method choice for youth aged 15-24 at the global and country levels. This work is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Ilene Speizer, a faculty member in maternal and child health… Read more »

UNC Hosts Cuban First Secretary Miguel Fraga

November 29, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomed First Secretary Miguel Fraga from the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Washington, D.C., on November 17, 2017. During the visit, Fraga met with faculty from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health to learn about the School’s long-standing research initiatives in Cuba. He also… Read more »