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Parents, providers in five countries approve of new two-dose HPV vaccination

November 5, 2018
Mothers of and health care providers for adolescent girls in Argentina, Malaysia, South Africa, South Korea and Spain prefer the two-dose, rather than three-dose, HPV vaccination schedule, according to research by epidemiology doctoral student Jessica Islam and others. The study brings hope that decreasing costs and doctor visits will lead to improved vaccination coverage and lower rates of HPV-associated cancers. Photo by Pan American Health Organization.

Bartram presents keynote address at Global Leadership Council

October 12, 2018
Dr. Jamie Bartram was honored on Oct. 4 at a meeting of the UNC Global Leadership Council. There, he delivered a keynote address on the importance of water in North Carolina and around the world, the challenges of ensuring safe water and sanitation, and the accomplishments of The Water Institute at UNC.

Leatherman contributes to National Academy of Sciences report on health care around the globe

September 12, 2018 Sheila Leatherman, professor of health policy and management, served on a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine study committee whose recent report identified possible pathways for widespread improvement to global quality of health care issues. In low- and middle-income countries, between 5.7 and 8.4 million deaths occur each year from poor quality of care.

UNC Gillings alumna named CEO of EngenderHealth

September 12, 2018 Gillings School alumna Traci L. Baird (MPH, 1995, health behavior) has been named president and CEO of EngenderHealth, a leading global women’s health and sexual and reproductive rights organization. She will step into the role Oct. 1.

New study finds fake, low-quality medicines prevalent in the developing world

August 12, 2018 A new study by Drs. Sachiko Ozawa and James Herrington, and colleagues, found that substandard and falsified medicines, including medicines to treat malaria, are a serious problem in much of the world. In low- and middle-income countries, more than 13 percent of the essential medicines that satisfy the priority health care needs of the population fall in this category. Map design by UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.