Category Archives: Malawi

Friend’s Death Inspires Med Student to Apply for Research Fellowships

Robert Flick is a student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He has completed both the Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship and the UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship. In this blog post, he shares how these fellowships … 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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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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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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Helping mothers, inspiring awe in Malawi

[The author, Dr. John M. Thorp, Jr., is UNC professor of OB-GYN and director of of the women’s primary healthcare division] I recently returned from a trip to Malawi, where I observed the tremendous progress and growth of our maternal … Read More

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Photo of the day, meta edition: The road to safe motherhood in Malawi

  In Lilongwe last month, more than a dozen photographers snapped pictures of Dr. Francis Martinson, country director of UNC Project-Malawi, and Malawi’s president, Joyce Banda, in front of a new vehicle that will be deployed as part of the … Read More

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