South Asia News
One hundred years ago, an invisible killer swept the planet. First appearing in the spring as a relatively mild disease, the 1918 flu pandemic struck the bulk of its victims in the fall, flared again in 1919 and 1920 before fading as mysteriously as it arrived. By the time it ran its course, it infected… Read more »
Dilshad Jaff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health responded to a briefing document on trauma and mental health in forcibly displaced populations in an essay titled “Mental health needs in forcibly displaced populations: critical reflections.” The essay was published in the journal Medicine, Conflict and Survival.
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 »
“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-Chapel Hill is ranked fourth among large schools on the Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list, up three spots from last year. According to the Peace Corps, 70 Tar Heels are currently volunteering around the world. To date, 1,338 Carolina alumni have served in the program.
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 »
A full house at Hyde Hall greeted Zia Haider Rahman, author of the highly acclaimed novel In the Light of What We Know, as he delivered the 24th Annual Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies. The lecture, entitled “Brexit: The Reckoning” focused on how the vote to exit the European Union nearly two years ago has… Read more »
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 »