Gillings School of Global Public Health

Bartram, Brocklehurst to Critique UN’s Global Goals for Water and Sanitation in New Nature Journal

The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to “end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity,” include a dedicated goal for water and sanitation. Goal Six calls for UN member states “to ensure access to water and sanitation, for all,” and, like all SDGs, includes both… Read more »

Holzworth Named Consortium’s Global Health Champion

Donald A. Holzworth, executive in residence and adjunct professor of health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was selected recently as the Triangle Global Health Consortium’s 2018 Global Health Champion. The annual award recognizes career-long commitment to the advancement of global health. As an entrepreneur and philanthropist, Holzworth has… Read more »

Global Study Examines Geographic Differences in Prostate Cancer Risk Factors

Prostate cancer incidence rates vary 25-fold worldwide. Identifying biological factors that also vary by region may improve our understanding of prostate cancer risk factors and could inform prevention efforts. To help in these efforts, researchers, led by Emma H. Allott, assistant professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of… Read more »

Gillings Ph.D. Student Receives Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Burcu Bozkurt, a doctor of philosophy candidate in the health policy and management department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a 2018 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. Now in their 20th year, the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships honor the contributions of… Read more »

Expert Commentary Illuminates Differing Mental Health Needs among Displaced Populations

Dilshad Jaff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health responded to a briefing document on trauma and mental health in forcibly displaced populations in an essay titled “Mental health needs in forcibly displaced populations: critical reflections.” The essay was published in the journal Medicine, Conflict and Survival.

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Gillings School of Global Public Health Professor Works to Implement Innovations in Healthcare for Women and Children

“For the sake of the women, children, adolescents and families we serve in each of our communities and in the communities of our colleagues around the world, this is a promise on which we must deliver.” These were some of the closing words from Herbert Peterson, as he delivered the Hale Lecture to the American College… 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 »

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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 »