Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases

Global Health Update

By training one person, UNC helps thousands in Malawi. Earlier this month, UNC was ranked #9 in HIV/AIDS programs in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of America’s Best Graduate Schools.  The specialty rankings (including HIV/AIDS) are based on ratings by our peers (medical school deans and senior faculty from all of the schools surveyed),… Read more »

Global Health Update

Health and the practice of medicine have become global concerns. Although it sounds like a cliché, in an increasingly interconnected world, the health of people in nations halfway around the world affect its economy and political stability, which in turn has an impact on economic and security issues at home.We at UNC cannot hope to… Read more »

Global Health Update

  Among the challenges to improving health in resource-constrained countries are a limited healthcare infrastructure and inadequate workforce.  Malawi has one of the lowest physician-to-population ratios in the world: 2 per 100,000 people.  For the past 20 years UNC has been working to improve health care delivery at its research, care and training facility UNC Project-Malawi,… Read more »

Myron Cohen

UNC Global Health Update

Myron S. Cohen, MD Director, Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases Happy Chinese New Year to all. The 21st century has been dubbed “the China century.”  With a population of 1.3 billion, China is home to nearly 20 percent of the world’s population and is fast becoming a keystone of the global economy.  Over… Read more »

UNC Global Health Update

Myron S. Cohen, MD Director, Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases Greetings colleagues, students, and friends! Starting with this issue of the UNC Global Newsletter, I will be writing a short column focused on global health news at UNC. In this inaugural report I wish to talk a bit about the history of global… Read more »