Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases

Inclusion in START Trial Continues UNC’s History of HIV Research Informing Treatment Guidelines

The Strategic Timing of AntiRetroviral Treatment (START) study released findings recently that may possibly change worldwide treatment guidelines. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was one of three sites in the state that participated in this clinical trial, which found that starting people living with HIV on treatment earlier in their disease course… Read more »

Gift Kamanga Ph.D. ’15: Working for the Health of the Malawian People

As a young boy growing up in Malawi, Gift Kamanga dreamed of overcoming his challenging circumstances and making a meaningful impact on the lives of his fellow Malawians. Inspired by Scottish missionary doctor David Livingstone and Malawi’s first president Hastings Kamuzu Banda, Kamanga strove to follow their examples of creating successful careers from humble beginnings…. Read more »

Grants Fund Ebola, Obesity and Other Global Health Research

The Explorations in Global Health faculty research grants are designed to foster the development of research partnerships and projects in global health. Grants are made to UNC faculty for international travel or to bring international colleagues to campus to establish or maintain research relationships (with the aim of applying for external funding) or to undertake small-scale, discrete research… Read more »

Malawians for Malawi: Creating a Sustainable Model of Care

UNC Project Malawi Associate Country Director Innocent Mofolo, MSc, remembers a time not too long ago when Malawians would come to the Kamuzu Central Hospital in the capital city of Lilongwe for cancer testing. However, a lack of proper diagnostic equipment and pathologists hindered immediate results. “Samples had to be sent to Blantyre for testing and… Read more »

Fogarty Fellowship Gives UNC Grad Confidence to Excel in Research

A year ago, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill doctoral candidate Kathy Lancaster found herself sitting in a bar in Lilongwe, Malawi, with her outreach team talking about sexual health with Malawian sex workers. The conversation marked the initial step in enrolling women in Lancaster’s study exploring how substance use affects the HIV care… Read more »

UNC–Nicaragua Pilot Research Grant Recipients 2014-15

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases (IGHID) and the UNC Program in Nicaragua (UNC ProNica) are pleased to announce the award recipients for the Nicaraguan pilot research grants. The Nicaragua pilot research grants are designed to support infectious diseases research and collaboration between UNC faculty and… Read more »