School of Medicine

From the Ground Up: The State of Cancer Care in Malawi

August 24, 2017

From his window at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Project-Malawi, Satish Gopal has a clear view of the cancer hospital currently under construction on the campus of Kamuzu Central Hospital. The metaphor isn’t lost on him or anyone else there. For the past five years, since moving his family to Lilongwe, Malawi, Gopal… Read more »

UNC Project-Malawi Looks Forward to Future Discovery

July 20, 2017

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt visited UNC Project-Malawi in early June; read more about her visit and the work of UNC Project-Malawi here. UNC Project-Malawi is a global health success story. From Malawi, a landlocked country in southeastern Africa, emerged the knowledge that helped shape global understanding of HIV and… Read more »

Pregnant Women Should Be Included in Zika Virus Vaccine Research, New Guidance Says

July 3, 2017

The inclusion of pregnant women in Zika virus vaccine research is crucial to solving the international health crisis, according to new guidance published by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Bioethics and two other universities. UNC’s Center for Bioethics, the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and Georgetown University’s Kennedy Institute… Read more »

UNC Project-Malawi Marks Milestones

June 29, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s work in Malawi began more than 20 years ago with a small team working out of a single rented office on the second floor of the Dulux Paint Building in Old Town Lilongwe. From those beginnings, the dedicated scientists and staff at UNC Project-Malawi have led research… Read more »

Cardiologists from UNC Provide Care in Nicaragua

May 11, 2017

For many Nicaraguans, a diagnosis of a heart condition such as mitral valve stenosis – a debilitating complication that can be the end result of untreated strep throat – is grim news that offers little in the way of hope. “If patients have the money, they can travel to another country to receive care,” said… Read more »