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
News Source: Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases
Doctor Linghua Li is an infectious disease specialist and AIDS clinic director at Eighth People’s Hospital in Guangzhou, China. She completed two years of postdoctoral training in infectious diseases at Duke University and at UNC-Chapel Hill, working with David Wohl … Continued
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 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.
The world’s first vaccine for malaria will be tested in a pilot study beginning this month in three countries with a high burden of the disease among children, according to researchers leading the project from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Project-Malawi.
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
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
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases announced today that Ross Boyce, M.D., M.Sc., is a winner of a Grand Challenges Explorations grant – an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Boyce, … Continued
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
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and collaborators in Nicaragua have been given a five-year, $2.7 million R01 award from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to better understand the epidemiology of Zika virus in … Continued