Author Archives: Lisa Chensvold

Born in Poverty, One Woman Becomes an Agent of Change: Jaussa’s Story

This post was sent in by Janet Fields, a midwife from Raleigh, N.C., who has been working in Malawi at the Fistula Care Center and Malawi Maternal and Neonatal Health Program.  In 1981 a beautiful baby girl was born to … Read More

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Water. Food. Climate. Energy. What’s the Solution?

How do you solve the world’s greatest water, food, climate, and energy challenges? The integrative, or nexus, approach recognizes that these issues are interconnected and require collaboration from multiple sectors to address, and ultimately solve, them. Created by journalism students … Read More

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Photo of the Day (Lake Geneva Edition): What Would It Mean to Cure AIDS?

Last month, researchers from UNC and elsewhere gathered at the the Brocher Foundation Institute in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss the social science and ethics of finding a cure for AIDS.  The Brocher Foundation is a non-profit that supports scientists and … Read More

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There’s no shame in being PrEPared: Embracing pre-exposure prophylaxis

This post was written by Christopher B. Hurt, MD, clinical assistant professor of infectious diseases at UNC, and was originally published on the blog of the North Carolina AIDS Training and Education Center, which is based at the UNC IGHID. … Read More

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On International Women’s Day: Girls and the Power of Education

  “I think of it often and imagine the scene clearly. Even if they come to kill me, I will tell them what they are trying to do is wrong, that education is our basic right.” – Malala Yousafzai Globally … Read More

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UNC assists longtime partner in Malawi with a critical drug donation

With a generous donation, UNC Project-Malawi has helped to ease drug shortage problems at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe. UNC-Project Malawi is headquartered on the campus of KCH, and the two institutions have a long, more than 20-year relationship. Ultimately, … Read More

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Photo of the Day: Celebrating Years of Service to UNC Project-Malawi

This is Saulos Muyaya, a security guard at UNC Project in Lilongwe, Malawi. On January 31, Mr. Muyaya, 65, will retire from UNC Project after more than 13 years of service. Starting more than two decades ago with just two … Read More

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Photo of the Day: Our Family of Trainees in Malawi

Our 2013-2014 Malawi fellows and trainees took a moment to gather for a photo with their mentor and UNC Project-Malawi clinical director Mina Hosseinipour. Standing in back (L to R): Michael Herce, Esther Giezendanner, Sarah Rutstein, Mina Hosseinipour, Melanie Sion, … Read More

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Giving thanks, building the future of women’s health in Malawi

The day before Americans celebrated Thanksgiving, the UNC ex-pat community in Malawi—in fact the entire country of Malawi—had something wonderful to be thankful for. That day marked the official (ceremonial) launch of the first residency training program in obstetrics and gynecology in … Read More

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North Carolina Awards Banquet

Last week, IGHID director Myron Cohen and five others were recognized with the state’s highest civilian honor, the North Carolina Award.  The awards were presented by Governor Pat McCrory. Cohen was recognized for his contributions to science. Watch the video tribute … Read More

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