November 1, 2021
October 22, 2021 UNC Gillings alum Michael Wilson cofounded Bellhaven Harm Reduction Centre, the first low-threshold harm-reduction center in South Africa which provides community-based health and harm reduction services for low-income and homeless individuals in Durban, South Africa. A recent mini documentary chronicles the unique relationship between the city, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and the local university that made this center possible.
October 20, 2021 Deep decarbonization strategies require broad approaches that provide complementary solutions for energy needs across multiple sectors, including electricity, transportation, agriculture, health and manufacturing. Dr. Noah Kittner is lead author on a new commentary that calls for researchers to work together to solve these interdisciplinary challenges.
October 19, 2021 Dr. Benjamin Mason Meier has been selected to receive the 2021 Mid-Career Award in International Health from the American Public Health Association for demonstrated achievement and commitment to international health promotion and development, as well as demonstrated creativity in expanding the concepts pertinent to the practice of public health with an international focus.
October 1, 2021 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill research set the stage to seek emergency authorization of the first oral antiviral drug to treat COVID-19.
September 30, 2021 Reducing “tobacco swamps” — densely located stores that sell tobacco products — could have a major impact on public health, according to new research.
September 21, 2021 The resistance that male partners may have toward contraceptive use contributes to barriers in access for women and birthing people seeking family planning resources in Western Kenya.
September 14, 2021 Infants can be healthy and HIV-free when their HIV-positive mothers are healthy. Antiretroviral treatment (ART) is the best way to support this outcome, but barriers including partner violence mean that large numbers of women around the world are unable to continue with ART after giving birth.
September 7, 2021 Gynecologic cancer contributes significantly to the number of cancer cases each year in Zambia, but weaknesses in referral, communication and coordination systems present challenges to care. Gillings School alumna Katerina Pattee is lead author of a recent article in the Journal of Cancer Policy describing an intervention to establish a low-cost digital system to manage information related to cancer care.
August 30, 2021 The study reports on how frequently COVID-19 spreads to other people living in the same household as someone diagnosed with the illness. The researchers emphasize that having many people living in one household is a major factor in infection risk, which disproportionately affects communities of color.