Africa News

UNC Lineberger Researchers to Develop Comics, App to Educate about Childhood Cancer in Malawi

December 22, 2017

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have been awarded a two-year, $50,000 grant to develop strategies for helping children with a common pediatric cancer in Malawi stay on treatment, which the researchers say is critical to improving survival rates. Burkitt lymphoma is a common childhood cancer that is often cured in the United States, but… Read more »

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Annual Learning Through Languages Symposium Kicks Off North Carolina Day of Multilingualism

December 11, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University will host the third annual Learning Through Languages Research Symposium at the FedEx Global Education Center at UNC on Dec. 13 from 10:45 to 2:30. The symposium will be the marquee event for the North Carolina Consular Corps’ inaugural statewide Day of Multilingualism, which focuses on the value of lifelong language learning.

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 »

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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 »

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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 Awards $648,234 in Study Abroad Support to 182 Students

November 6, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has provided $648,234 in scholarships, fellowships and program support to 182 undergraduate students pursuing study abroad programs in Spring, Summer and Fall 2017, and yearlong programs during the 2017-18 academic year.