Africa News

Waru Gichane’s Research Examines Barriers to Achieving Optimal Health for Women

September 27, 2017

Waru Gichane is a doctoral student in the Department of Health Behavior within the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and a research assistant at the Carolina Population Center. Her research focuses on the individual, interpersonal, and institutional barriers women face in achieving optimal sexual and reproductive health. When you were a child, what was your response… Read more »

Studies Show Malaria Control and Prevention Efforts Have Contributed to Saving Millions of Children’s Lives

September 27, 2017

MEASURE Evaluation has co-authored six of nine publications contained in a special supplement of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene focused on impact evaluations and other studies demonstrating that malaria control and prevention efforts have contributed to saving millions of children’s lives across malaria-endemic areas. Malaria remains a major cause of preventable death,… Read more »

London Workshop Focuses on Improving Care for Children in Armenia, Ghana, Moldova and Uganda

September 22, 2017

More than 60 participants gathered in London Sept. 11–15, 2017, to consider ways to further develop and strengthen country leadership in assessing and ultimately accelerating national reform in alternative care for children in four countries: Armenia, Ghana, Moldova and Uganda. Country teams came from government agencies (ministries of labor and social development, health, education and… Read more »

Seven UNC Students Named Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellows

September 18, 2017

Seven students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were awarded grants under the 2017 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellows Program, making Carolina one of the top producers of Fulbright-Hays DDRA fellows. UNC was awarded more than $200,00 in funding for the program by the U.S. Department of Education. These fellowships allow doctoral students… Read more »

Gillings Innovation Lab Award Funds Hepatitis Prevention in Africa

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 »

Masters Student Recognizes Need to Identify Technical Needs for Successful Health Programming

September 6, 2017

What can a former middle school teacher in North Carolina understand about health workers struggling under an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa? Ebola devastated many West African countries in 2014–2015. Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia were the most affected, with 28,610 cases and 10,808 deaths by March 2016. Deaths weren’t the only impact: national… Read more »