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Vaccinations can stop delta variant

August 27, 2021
With delta driving more than 85% of COVID-19 cases in the United States, vaccinations are the best path for ending the pandemic, says virologist David R. Martinez.

The Abstract: August 16, 2021

August 16, 2021
The Abstract: Learn more about the impact of Fast Grants on COVID-19 research. Meet Siani Antoine, who came to the Gillings School from The Graduate School's Summer Undergraduate Pipeline program. Humanitarian Health Fellow Dr. Dilshad Jaff publishes a new article on the effect of chemical weapon usage.

Chile’s Law of Food Labeling and Advertising encourages notably healthier choices

August 11, 2021
Chile’s package of healthy food policies successfully decreased purchases of unhealthy food and drinks during the initial implementation phase, according to a new study. Researchers say the significant reductions in calories and nutrients of concern (sugar, sodium and saturated fat) underscore the potential for heathy food policies to significantly affect public health — even in the short-term.

What is sanitation’s role in prevention of intestinal disease in children?

July 19, 2021
A team of environmental health experts proposed a radical improvement in sanitation for informal communities in Maputo, Mozambique, in an effort to reduce intestinal infections in young children. They found, however, that the risk of infection is so high that sanitation improvements alone may not be enough to significantly improve health.

Improving maternal and child nutrition is a family endeavor

July 16, 2021
Maternal and child nutrition researchers are gaining a clearer picture of the role that fathers, grandparents and other family members play in feeding. To develop a holistic approach that considers this family system, experts at UNC-Chapel Hill, including Dr. Stephanie Martin, have contributed to a special compendium of research that could lead to better nutritional results for caregivers and children.

Well-researched investment in renewable energy can improve global equity

July 6, 2021
In many low- and lower middle-income countries, great natural wealth contrasts with a desire for economic development. In two recent publications, Dr. Noah Kittner explores the ideal balance of wind, solar and hydropower in Myanmar and discusses financial compensation for solar energy generation in the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.