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MEASURE Evaluation hosted 14 health professionals from Zambia, working together to transform study data into clinical care recommendations.

MEASURE Evaluation Project Mentors 14 Zambian Health Professionals

Health data are essential to understanding what is working in a health system and what is not. Data alone, however, are just numbers, unless transformed into compelling information products that communicate and lead to action to improve health care. For the past year, MEASURE Evaluation, a $180 million program housed in the Carolina Population Center at the… Read more »

Gail Henderson to Advise Federal Agencies on Human Genome Initiatives and to Present at HIV Conference in Thailand

Gail Henderson, professor of social medicine and director of the Center for Genomics and Society at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been confirmed for a four-year term as a member of the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research, and asked to speak at the 19th Bangkok International Symposium on HIV… Read more »

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UNC Researchers Find Anemia Protects Children from Malaria

Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world and causes long-term adverse consequences in children. However, concerns remain about the safety of iron supplements, particularly for children in malaria-endemic countries lacking adequate access to health services. Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have proven these concerns valid after… Read more »

Number of Surgeons in Malawi Increases

By Jamie Williams, Editor of UNC School of Medicine’s Vital Signs By formal training, Anthony Charles is a trauma surgeon. By experience, he’s a diplomat. Charles leads the Malawian Surgical Initiative, a partnership between the Department of Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi, and the Malawi College of Medicine. On Dec. 5,… Read more »