Gillings Global Gateway News

The key to drilling wells with staying power in the developing world

What happens after a well is drilled, fitted with a hand pump, and a community celebrates having access to clean water for the first time? Nearly half of them break down within a year. Where communities lack the capacity, resources, training, and support to repair such breakdowns, many of these wells may be rendered unusable… Read more »

School hosts learning symposium on conflict settings and complex emergencies

October 16, 2015 Globally, an estimated 60 million refugees are fleeing war-torn and conflict areas in 2015. Of these, more than 60 percent are uprooted forcibly and displaced within their own countries, according to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). In this context, the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and its… Read more »

Will work for water: BSPH student Emma Kelly conducts research in Ghana

October 15, 2015 The following article was written by Mary Lide Parker and published Oct. 5 in Endeavors magazine. Undergraduate Emma Kelly (class of 2017) is majoring in environmental health sciences in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering. On a hot day in late July, Emma Kelly… Read more »

UNC hosts director of NCI Center for Global Health

October 13, 2015 Cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, according to Ted Trimble, MD, MPH, director of the Center for Global Health at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Trimble visited the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Oct. 1 and was co-hosted by the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center… Read more »

UNC named by WHO as lead partner in global effort to save millions of lives

October 1, 2015 The United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO) has named the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as its academic partner to help coordinate research needed for implementation of a bold new strategy aimed at saving the lives of millions of women, children and adolescents across the world within the next 15… Read more »

Inaugural ‘GlobaLocal’ Lunch Series hosted by Gillings Global Gateway

September 21, 2015 “My career in global health actually began when I was taking care of AIDS patients in the mid-1980s, though I didn’t know it at the time,” said Carol Hamilton, MD, who currently directs scientific affairs in global health, population and nutrition at Durham-based nonprofit FHI 360. On Sept. 16, Hamilton shared her… Read more »

PHLP and Gillings Global Gateway™ welcome Fulbright Scholar

September 3, 2015 Anant Kumar, PhD,  assistant professor of rural management at Xavier Institute of Social Service in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India, has joined the  Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program for the 2015-2016 academic year as a Fulbright Scholar. He will be hosted by the Gillings Global Gateway during his stay… Read more »

Open House at Gillings Global Gateway™ introduces breadth of School’s global activities

September 2, 2015 More than 80 students and faculty members visited the official launch of the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Gillings Global Gateway™ on Aug. 27 to learn about the School’s global health activities and network with others interested in public health around the world. Cathlene Webster, first-year student in health behavior, said… Read more »

Team from Gillings School chosen to evaluate maternal and newborn intervention in Ethiopia

September 2, 2015 Four faculty members from the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health have been awarded funding to evaluate a project using a quality improvement approach to advance maternal and newborn health outcomes in Ethiopia. Kavita Singh Ongechi, PhD, research assistant professor of maternal and child health, is the primary investigator. Ilene… Read more »

New research finds institutions are no less safe for orphans than family care

August 26, 2015 Orphans living in families are at least as vulnerable to sexual and physical abuse and other traumas as orphans living in institutions, a new study finds. Christine L. Gray, MPH, epidemiology doctoral student at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is lead author of the work, published online Aug. 26… Read more »