Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases

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 »

HIV Treatment Keeps Uninfected Partner from Contracting the Virus

Anti-HIV medications suppress the viral load of people living with HIV and provide durable protection against heterosexual transmission a study led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found. Researchers found a 93 percent reduction of HIV transmission when the HIV-infected person started antiretroviral therapy or ART at a higher CD4 cell count…. Read more »