Gillings School of Global Public Health

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 »

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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 »

Jaff Proposes Strategies to Reduce Traffic-Related Deaths, Injuries in Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Dilshad Jaff, program coordinator for solutions to complex emergencies in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Research, Innovation and Global Solutions office, has analyzed road traffic accidents in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and proposed strategies that can diminish the financial and human toll associated with this public health issue.

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UNC Study Predicts Outcomes of Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages in Colombia

Three researchers in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health are co-authors of a new study that estimates what outcomes would likely result if Colombia were to institute a national tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. Obesity and overweight prevalence have increased dramatically in Colombia in recent years, and a… Read more »

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Gillings Student to Lead Grant to Improve Health and Wellness among Refugee Communities in the Triangle

A master’s student, faculty member and alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health have been awarded a Kenan-Biddle Partnership grant to improve health and wellness among refugee communities in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Meagan Clawar, UNC master’s student in public health; Dilshad Jaff, adjunct assistant… Read more »

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Simulations Show That Slowing Climate Change Globally Would Improve US Air Quality, Save Thousands of Lives

Actions to significantly slow climate change would improve air quality in the United States, avoiding roughly 24,000 projected premature deaths associated with air pollution in the year 2050. This is the main conclusion of new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, published Nov. 14 in the journal Environmental Research Letters. The… Read more »

Jaff and Margolis Contribute Chapter to Book on ‘The Aftermath of Atrocity’

Two Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty members at the University of North Carolina are co-authors of a chapter in a new book, Societies Emerging from Conflict: The Aftermath of Atrocity, edited by Dennis B. Klein. Dilshad Jaff, program coordinator for solutions to complex emergencies in the Gillings School’s Research, Innovation and Global Solutions… Read more »