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Taking Care of the Small Stuff

August 3, 2016

As a kid growing up in Ethiopia, Tigist Tamir was interested in how things work. She recalls being a “ridiculous kid” who would break things around the house just to see if she could put them back together. “It was … Continued

Anthony Charles Trains a Country’s Surgeons

August 2, 2016

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 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Surgery, Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi, … Continued

Researchers Launch Breast Cancer Screening Pilot in Malawi

July 15, 2016

As a 16-year breast cancer survivor, Maggie Zgambo was troubled by the barriers she saw preventing her fellow countrywomen in Malawi from being screened for breast cancer. Some did not have permission from their husbands to be tested. Others went … Continued