Tag Archives: UNC Project

A day in the life of a Malawian girl: a doctor’s perspective

[This post was submitted by UNC professor Ian B. K. Martin, MD. Martin is director of Global Emergency Medicine at UNC and recently returned from Malawi, where he was visiting UNC Project-Malawi and other organizations in Lilongwe.] Saturday, November 28, … Read More

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A happy update on Patrick Kahuma

[post by Tom Hughes, originally published on the UNC Health Care blog here] Back in May, I wrote about how Patrick Kahuma, an 18-year-old from Uganda, came to the N.C. Children’s Heart Center at N.C. Children’s Hospital for treatment from … Read More

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More perspectives from Malawi: A small boy tackles a big illness

[More from guest blogger Charles Vorkas, who is on an FICRS fellowship in Malawi this year] August 20, 2009 19:13 UNC Guest House Off the tarmac there is a dirt path about half a kilometer long.  It ends at the … Read More

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Perspectives from Malawi

I’d like to introduce guest blogger Charles Vorkas, a student at Weill Cornell Medical College who is spending a year at UNC Project-Malawi on an FICRS fellowship from the NIH Fogarty International Center.  He is working under the mentorship of … Read More

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A remarkable summer

[This post was written by Dr. Myron Cohen, our institute director.] By any stretch of the imagination this has been a wonderful summer for global health at UNC, and I feel compelled to share with you some highlights. UNC presented … Read More

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NC Voices: Global Health Connections starts today!

Check it out! You can also listen online from our website.

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Treating trauma patients during Malawi's rainy season

[Post sent in by Jonathan Samuel, a UNC surgical resident working in Malawi] It’s the rainy season now.  During the short downpours, you get drenched walking 10 feet from your car to the house, and the roads flood after five … Read More

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WUNC-FM features coverage of our work in Malawi

Starting next week, WUNC radio 91.5 FM will air a special edition of its “North Carolina Voices” series, “Global Connections.”  WUNC health reporter Rose Hoban traveled to UNC Project in Lilongwe, Malawi and reports on our efforts to make a … Read More

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Putting HIV prevention in the hands of women – report from CROI

IGHID’s  Director of International Operations and UNC Project International Director Irving Hoffman is author on a paper reporting promising results from a clinical trial testing the effectiveness of a vaginal microbicide, PRO 2000 gel (0.5 percent dose).  The study involved … Read More

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Independence Day

[Author Megan Jordan is a rising 2nd year medical student at UNC.] Greetings from Malawi!  My summer project in Malawi involves working with the Community Department at UNC Project, a group of employees who follow up with study participants and … Read More

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