Category Archives: Africa

International AIDS Conference Reveals Faces of HIV

Angela Wahl, PhD, is a Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UNC School of Medicine. She specializes in HIV research. She attended the International AIDS Society meeting in Durban, South Africa, in July and shares … Read More

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PHOTOS: Maternal Health and HIV Prevention in Malawi

  Outpatient clinic◄ BackNext ►Picture 1 of 8Patients wait for care in the outpatient clinic in Nsiyaludzu Josie Hollingsworth is a journalism student at UNC. She, along with 22 other students,  traveled to southern Malawi to tell video/written stories of … Read More

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Lowering maternal mortality is key to overall health in Malawi

                          By Josie Hollingsworth, Institute of Global Health and Infectious Disease Web Specialist The most astonishing thing that I noticed while visiting the villages in Ntcheu district, Malawi has … Read More

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Becoming Less Super as a Specialist

By David Wohl, MD There are specialists and then there are the super-specialists. The ‘super’ here should be taken less as a superlative and more as a suggestion of beady-eyed focus and a lack of breadth. Instead of knowing a … Read More

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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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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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