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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 »

2017 UNC-IntraHealth Fellows Explored Wide Range of Health Topics in Summer Program

Graduates of the eighth annual UNC-IntraHealth Summer Fellows Program spent 10 weeks working side by side with global health professionals at IntraHealth International this summer, taking part in projects that dealt with a wide range of topics — from HIV-related stigma to sexual harassment and discrimination in the health workforce. Since 2010, the Gillings School… Read more »

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Taxes Highly Effective as Part of Comprehensive Food-Related Policies in Chile, Study Finds

More comprehensive taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages and ultra-processed foods would promote a healthier diet in Chile, according to a new study from authors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. Chile currently has the highest consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in the world. It also has very… Read more »