South Asia News

Leah Everist Selected as Carolina’s 39th Luce Scholar

March 2, 2018

Leah Everist, a fourth-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named a 2018 Luce Scholar by the Henry Luce Foundation. Carolina boasts more Luce Scholars than any other college or university in the United States. Everist, a health policy and management major and medical anthropology minor, is UNC-Chapel Hill’s… Read more »

Gillings School of Global Public Health Professor Works to Implement Innovations in Healthcare for Women and Children

“For the sake of the women, children, adolescents and families we serve in each of our communities and in the communities of our colleagues around the world, this is a promise on which we must deliver.” These were some of the closing words from Herbert Peterson, as he delivered the Hale Lecture to the American College… Read more »

UNC Refugee Wellness Collaborative to Receive Grant

February 26, 2018

Triangle Community Foundation is awarding a $14,620 grant to the UNC Refugee Wellness Collaborative, which is based in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work and supports mental health and wellness services for refugees living in the Triangle. “We are most grateful,” said Josh Hinson, program director and a clinical assistant… Read more »

Student Startup Takes on Maternal Mortality

February 26, 2018

Preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication that can lead to organ failure, is the second leading cause of maternal mortality around the world — claiming the lives of 76,000 women and 300,000 babies every year. A biotechnology company founded by students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University and Makerere University in Uganda… Read more »

WiderNet Becomes Founding Member of New International Consortium for ‘Offline Content’

At an international summit held in Tempe, Arizona, WiderNet became one of 15 organizations to establish a new consortium and issue a declaration of principles for advancing projects, strategies and technologies that can provide access to important digital content for people in places without adequate internet connectivity. Cliff Missen, clinical associate professor at the UNC-Chapel… Read more »

Groundbreaking Study Creates Global Estimates of Environmental Safety Challenges in Health-Care Facilities

A new study has produced, for the first time, estimates of the environmental conditions in health-care facilities in low- and middle-income countries around the world. Using nationally representative data from six countries, researchers calculated that only two percent of health-care facilities provide all water, sanitation, hygiene and waste management services. The study co-authors, both researchers… Read more »