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Taking the Long View: Cohen Delivers Richardson Lecture

October 13, 2020

Human beings will continue to suffer from infectious diseases, some of them contagious. To fight a new disease, infectious disease physicians first work to define the rules that govern the disease, its spread and the gravity of the infection. Those … Continued

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