Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases

Verbal Autopsies Capture More Accurate Burden of Disease in Uganda

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 of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and their in-country partners. Their results have been published… Read more »

UNC Project-Malawi Hits Publication Milestone

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 of the analysis and manuscript unit at UNC Project-Malawi. “Our unit celebrates every publication manuscript… Read more »

Boyce Receives Gates Foundation Grant for Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development

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, a clinical instructor in the UNC Division of Infectious Diseases will pursue an innovative global health and… Read more »

Increasing Health Providers in India

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 an ongoing global health project aimed towards expanding acute care availability in India. As a… Read more »

NIH Funds UNC Study to Investigate Maternal-Fetal Transmission of Zika

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 pregnancy and the impact the virus has on infant neurodevelopment. Zika, a mosquito-borne infection, is… Read more »

IGHID Instructor Receives Gates Foundation Grant for Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development

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, a clinical instructor in the UNC Division of Infectious Diseases, will pursue an innovative global health and… Read more »

Carolina Faculty Collaborate on Public Health Initiatives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

In 2002, a group of newly recruited infectious diseases faculty in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Epidemiology, submitted a grant proposal to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s Global Network for Women and Children’s Health Research. It was to be the first time working in the Democratic… Read more »

UNC-Chapel Hill Faculty Present at HIV Prevention Conference in Asia

In this blog post for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, Wenting Huang, a research assistant at UNC Project-China, shares lessons learned from attending the Asia Pacific AIDS and Co-infections Conference in Hong Kong. Last week, the UNC Social Entrepreneurship to Spur Health (SESH) team participated in the… Read more »

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UNC-Chapel Hill Hosts Health Officials from Guangzhou

The UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases welcomed six top health officials from the Guangzhou Eighth People’s Hospital in Guangzhou, China. The delegation traveled to the United States to meet with infectious diseases specialists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to discuss strengthening established research ties to allow the Chinese site to… Read more »