Report from Malawi: A Global Effort

April 7, 2020

Irving Hoffman, international director of the Institute’s UNC Project-Malawi, offers this report as the country recorded its first death from COVID-19. Despite limited testing, Malawi has recorded 10 COVID-19 cases with one death and some evidence of community spread. UNC … Continued

Grant Boosts Antimicrobial Resistance Efforts in Malawi

February 18, 2020

The Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases and UNC Project-Malawi were awarded a $4.5 million grant by the U.K.’s Fleming Fund to strengthen Malawi’s One Health Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) program. The grant will support the national AMR coordination committee and … Continued

Researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill Receive up to $10.7 Million to Research Chlamydia Vaccine

May 30, 2019

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in partnership with colleagues at other sites in the U.S., Europe and Australia, will receive up to $10.7 million from the National Institutes of Health to move closer to identifying a vaccine candidate for chlamydia, the most prevalent bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the world.

Verbal Autopsies Capture More Accurate Burden of Disease in Uganda

February 18, 2019

Training community health workers to perform verbal autopsy interviews captured more accurate and complete data about the number and causes of deaths in a rural sub-county of Uganda than current health facility-dependent surveillance methods, according to researchers at the University … Continued

UNC Project-Malawi Hits Publication Milestone

February 1, 2019

Researchers at UNC Project-Malawi published 124 articles in scientific journals in 2018. This is a record for the international sites in the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases (IGHID). Twenty-six of these manuscripts featured Malawian first authors. Maga Chagomerana is the director … Continued

Increasing Health Providers in India

October 17, 2018

By Rawley Crews, International Visiting Student Coordinator for the UNC School of Medicine Office of International Activities Senior Emergency Medicine Resident Nadeem Modan, M.D., received first place in the 2018 Annual Emergency Medicine Resident Day of Scholarship for his role in … Continued