Africa News

UNC Refugee Wellness Collaborative to Receive Grant

February 26, 2018

Triangle Community Foundation is awarding a $14,620 grant to the UNC Refugee Wellness Collaborative, which is based in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work and supports mental health and wellness services for refugees living in the Triangle. “We are most grateful,” said Josh Hinson, program director and a clinical assistant… Read more »

Student Startup Takes on Maternal Mortality

February 26, 2018

Preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication that can lead to organ failure, is the second leading cause of maternal mortality around the world — claiming the lives of 76,000 women and 300,000 babies every year. A biotechnology company founded by students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University and Makerere University in Uganda… Read more »

WiderNet Becomes Founding Member of New International Consortium for ‘Offline Content’

At an international summit held in Tempe, Arizona, WiderNet became one of 15 organizations to establish a new consortium and issue a declaration of principles for advancing projects, strategies and technologies that can provide access to important digital content for people in places without adequate internet connectivity. Cliff Missen, clinical associate professor at the UNC-Chapel… Read more »

Groundbreaking Study Creates Global Estimates of Environmental Safety Challenges in Health-Care Facilities

A new study has produced, for the first time, estimates of the environmental conditions in health-care facilities in low- and middle-income countries around the world. Using nationally representative data from six countries, researchers calculated that only two percent of health-care facilities provide all water, sanitation, hygiene and waste management services. The study co-authors, both researchers… Read more »

New Research on Global Surface Ozone Levels Highlights Regions, Populations Most Affected by Air Pollution

Joseph Pinto, adjunct professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, is a co-author of an international Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report that presents analyses of ozone levels around the world. The research was led by the University of Leicester, University of Edinburg… Read more »

UNC Lineberger Researcher Sha Chang Launches Startup to Improve Radiation Treatment in Developing World

February 7, 2018

A social enterprise start-up company led by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher is looking to use technology developed in-house at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to improve radiation treatment in developing countries, which are expected to increasingly shoulder more of the global cancer burden. “We want to enable developing countries… Read more »

Tar Heel Lorrie Fair Returns to Carolina

February 7, 2018

More than a decade after she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in communications and mathematics and as a three-time national champion on the women’s soccer team, Lorrie Fair Allen is back at Carolina. Allen is enrolled in the master of public administration program at the School of Government. The… Read more »