Category Archives: Education Spotlight

Translating Data into Health Recommendations

For more than a year, MEASURE Evaluation has been working with 14 Zambian health professionals to turn health data into meaningful medical recommendations. Four of the participants share how the training is empowering them to improve education and healthcare delivery in Zambia. Read More

Video: Donations Support Malawian Students

For 10 years, UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC Project-Malawi have provided food and an education for nearly 1,000 pre- and primary school children in the Dzama community outside of Lilongwe, Malawi. Learn how this support has impacted the community and what UNC hopes to achieve in 2017. Read More

UNC Donates Lifesaving Equipment to Malawi

A donation of pathology equipment between two schools in the University of North Carolina system will save lives and improve lab operations in Malawi. Read More

Dental Students Treat Mexican Children

UNC dental student Roxie Braxton followed in the footsteps of her lifelong dentist Angie Rhodes, DDS, spending one summer of dental school providing care to children living in an orphanage in Miacatlán, Mexico. Learn how UNC Mexico Project is changing the lives of Mexican children and influencing the careers of future dentists. Read More

UNC Provides Recommendations to Stop Violence Against Chinese Clinicians

Responding to the number of violent attacks on physicians in China, Joseph D. Tucker, MD, PhD, director of UNC Project-China, organized an initiative to rebuild patient-physician trust with recommendations published in The Lancet. Read More

Business Student Heads to Zambia

Jane Chaffee calls the opportunity to work in Africa this May the most important contribution she’s made in her academic career. The dual MBA-MSPH consulted on the expansion of the women’s department at a hospital in Zambia. Learn more about the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Global Business Projects. Read More

Rotary Peace Fellows’ Projects Merge Global and Local Health

A Japanese educator is improving early childhood development in Africa. An Australian nurse is developing a mobile health app for European refugees. And a Kenyan environmental science specialist is hoping to improve water conditions for all citizens of his country.
Meet the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Fellows. Read More

Grants Fund Zika, HPV Research

The 2016 recipients of the Explorations in Global Health grants are seeking to improve the health of people in Africa and South America through research into viruses, lead exposure and food insecurity. Read More

Partnership Supports Radiology in Malawi

Being a radiologic science student in Malawi differs greatly from pursuing this field at UNC. Through an educational partnership, Malawian Peter Shaba and UNC’s Andrew Woodward are making changes to equalize the playing field. Read More

Cultural Health Education: Pharmacy Students Travel to Moldova

Olena Northrup and Chandler Gurley recently returned from the Eastern European country of Moldova. From learning about community pharmacy to Moldovan’s preference for herbal remedies, the two UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy students say the trip was personally and professionally rewarding. Find out more about the Global Pharmacy Scholars Program. Read More