A team of researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will use funds from the Gillings School of Global Public Health to test two interventions to prevent mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Jonathan Parr, an assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases… Read more »
Image of Ukraine (Образ України): Exploring Ukrainian Culture through Embroidery and Painting, on display at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill through December 8, 2017, highlights two traditional Ukrainian folk art forms: vyshyvka, Ukrainian embroidery, and Petrykivka, a Ukrainian style of painting named after its city of origin.
Vaccination efforts made in the world’s poorest countries since 2001 will have prevented 20 million deaths and saved $350 billion in health-care costs by 2020, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition, the researchers put the broader economic and social value of saving these lives and… Read more »
Malaria is a major public health burden in Nigeria, where the entire population is at risk for contracting the disease. In 2014, the country reported more than 7.8 million confirmed cases of malaria and more than 6,000 malaria deaths. About 21 percent of deaths among children under five years of age are caused by malaria…. Read more »
More comprehensive taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages and ultra-processed foods would promote a healthier diet in Chile, according to a new study from authors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. Chile currently has the highest consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in the world. It also has very… Read more »
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assistant professor of classics Jennifer Gates-Foster is part of a small team recently awarded a 1.5 million euro European Research Council starting grant in support of archaeological work in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. As a member of the French Archaeological Mission to the Eastern Desert (Mission archéologique française du… Read more »
The National Science Foundation recently awarded a $4.8 million grant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to help alleviate energy poverty in Southern Africa. Energy poverty is the lack of access to modern energy sources, which are crucial resources to the well-being of individuals and communities, the environment and the stability and growth of national economies.
Manish Kumar, MPH, MEASURE Evaluation’s senior technical specialist for health systems strengthening, has received a certificate of appreciation from Ambassador Deborah Birx, MD, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy. Kumar, a former Rotary Peace Fellow, is also an adjunct assistant professor in the Public Health Leadership Program at the University… Read more »
Kate Westmoreland crouched in the dirt of a courtyard at the Malawi hospital. Under the shade of a tree, a mother was holding her son. He was thin, too weak to hold his head up, and had an obvious abdominal tumor. Working through a translator, Westmoreland spoke to the woman and eventually diagnosed the young… Read more »
Getting tested for malaria in rural parts of the globe used to mean sending a sample of blood off to a faraway lab and waiting days or weeks for results. But not anymore. Advances in the development of malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests (mRDTs) mean you can be tested in just 15 minutes using a drop… Read more »