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MEASURE Evaluation Receives Research Award for Study on Programs Integrating HIV and Tuberculosis Care in Ukraine

The International AIDS Society HIV Co-Infections and Co-Morbidities Initiative has awarded MEASURE Evaluation a top prize for its abstract investigating a strategy to improve outcomes for people co-infected with HIV and tuberculosis (TB). MEASURE Evaluation is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)…. Read more »

In Memoriam of Jason Davis, Assistant Professor of Geography and Carolina Population Center Faculty Fellow

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community mourns the passing on April 1, 2018, of Jason Davis, assistant professor of geography and faculty fellow at the Carolina Population Center. Jason was a young and prolific scholar who studied the relationships between migration, development and environmental change in origin countries. He received his doctoral… 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 »

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Carolina Population Center’s Transfer Project Awarded New Grant by the Hewlett Foundation

November 22, 2017

The Hewlett Foundation has awarded a grant for $690,000 to Gustavo Angeles and Sudhanshu Handa of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Department of Public Policy and the Carolina Population Center to improve evidence based decision-making in sub-Saharan Africa. The three-year grant will support the Transfer Project, a regional research initiative led by UNICEF, UNC-Chapel… Read more »

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UNC Receives $4.8 Million Grant to Confront Energy Poverty in Southern Africa

August 29, 2017

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.

USAID-related science and technology programs create accessible solutions to global development challenges. Photo credit: Zahur Ramji (AKDN)

Schistosomiasis Linked to HIV Acquisition

A comprehensive review of secondary data sources has confirmed a long-suspected link between female genital schistosomiasis (FGS) and HIV infection for women in southern Africa. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers confirmed the link in Mozambique, finding that exposure to schistosomiasis, combined with HIV prevalence, increases the odds of HIV infection by three times. Researchers… Read more »

Ebola: What the Data Says

January 28, 2016

Guinea has maintained its Ebola-free status for about one month. Although that bodes well for the country’s people, their protection from another outbreak rests in part on the availability of data for making informed decisions on health priorities. One researcher who traveled to the country to assess the effects of the Ebola outbreak on the… Read more »

Big Data and Important Questions: Population Health Studies in the United States, China and the Philippines

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina Population Center’s researchers have decades of experience collecting, analyzing, sharing and archiving big data sets of population research studies. CPC Fellow Barry M. Popkin is one of several CPC Fellows who are at the forefront of research efforts to assess the critical role of nutritional, social… Read more »