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Verbal Autopsies Capture More Accurate Burden of Disease in Uganda

Training community health workers to perform verbal autopsy interviews captured more accurate and complete data about the number and causes of deaths in a rural sub-county of Uganda than current health facility-dependent surveillance methods, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and their in-country partners. Their results have been published… Read more »

Sarah Champagne

Media and Journalism Student Wins Overseas Press Club Foundation Award

February 18, 2019

Master’s student Sarah Champagne ’20 has won the 2019 S&P Global Award for Economic and Business Reporting, a scholarship provided by the Overseas Press Club Foundation for students specifically interested in financial journalism. The Foundation was created in 1939 to support international journalism through internships and scholarships for students. A freelance reporter, Champagne has reported stories of migrations, politics,… Read more »

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Helene Cooper ’87 to Deliver Lecture

February 25, 2019

The Center for Global Initiatives (CGI) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host UNC-Chapel Hill alumna Helene Cooper ’87 for CGI’s 25th anniversary celebration on Monday, February 25, 2019. Cooper will present “Gathering Global Stories,” a talk on the impact her time at Carolina had on her global career as a journalist and author.

Learning Through Languages Event featuring students discussing their projects

Learning through Languages Symposium Showcases High School Students’ Global Research

February 6, 2019

Ninety-seven high school students from across North Carolina participated in the fourth annual Learning through Languages High School Research Symposium, sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University on February 1, 2019. The symposium provided an opportunity for North Carolina language students to showcase their language, research and presentation skills.

Conference Focuses on Complexities in Latin America, Feb. 22-23 2019

February 6, 2019

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host the inaugural North Carolina Conference on Latin American Studies (NC/CLAS) on Feb. 22-23, 2019. The event is co-sponsored by the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean studies at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University and by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Kybele-Ghana Receives Award to Improve Maternal Care

Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenges Canada has awarded the nonprofit organization Kybele-Ghana $491,480 to scale up an innovative triage system to high-risk obstetric hospitals. Funds matched by other contributors will bring the two-year award to $984,069. Rohit Ramaswamy, professor in the Public Health Leadership Program and in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the UNC… Read more »

UNC Project-Malawi Hits Publication Milestone

Researchers at UNC Project-Malawi published 124 articles in scientific journals in 2018. This is a record for the international sites in the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases (IGHID). Twenty-six of these manuscripts featured Malawian first authors. Maga Chagomerana is the director of the analysis and manuscript unit at UNC Project-Malawi. “Our unit celebrates every publication manuscript… Read more »