Tag Archives: women’s health

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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A Carolina alumna honored for her contributions to women’s health around the world

When I first started working in infectious diseases at UNC, I was assistant to Charlie van der Horst. One of the earliest names I came in contact with was Denise Jamieson. At the time, van der Horst was in the … Read More

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A heartbreaking decision

[Kyle Lavin is an MD/MPH student at UNC.] This year was scheduled to be the sixth trip of the Honduran Health Alliance.  HHA is a women’s health organization composed of rising 2nd and 4th year med students, public health students, … Read More

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The day of the coup

[Hannah Pollet is an MPH candidate in maternal and child health at UNC] A few days before beginning our trip and meeting the rest of our team, my co-leader and I arrived in Tegucigalpa, the capitol of Honduras.  Busy flying … Read More

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The "period effect"

[Author Suha Patel is a medical student at UNC and co-leader of the Honduran Health Alliance.] As I was reading my epidemiology textbook, preparing myself for a year of public health research, I stumbled on the concept of a period … Read More

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Where global health and politics meet: students reflect on their evacuation from Honduras

Today begins a series of posts from UNC students who were to spend the summer working in Honduras with the Honduran Health Alliance (HHA).  HHA is a student-run collaborative of organizations and individuals who work together to promote sustainable development in … Read More

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Getting personal: Global Health Connections

This morning I had breakfast with WUNC’s Rose Hoban and had the opportunity to ask her a bit more about her experiences reporting in Malawi and Zambia. In the interest of full disclosure, I had nothing to do with Global … Read More

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