December 11, 2019 Chile has mandated some of the most stringent and comprehensive regulations of food marketing. New research from the Gillings School finds that after initial regulations were put in place in 2016, preschoolers’ exposure to child-targeted advertising of unhealthy foods decreased by 35%.
December 11, 2019 Pacific Island countries lag behind the rest of the world in terms of access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) services. The Water Institute collaborated with UNICEF Pacific to investigate the problem.
December 9, 2019 In a recent commentary, faculty from the Gillings School call for more urgency in the delivery of quality care to countries experiencing extreme adversity, documenting ongoing crises in Iraq and the devastating impact they have had on human health in the region.
December 4, 2019 As part of a comprehensive effort to reduce obesity, Chile now restricts child-directed marketing for products that exceed certain thresholds for added values of sugars, saturated fats, sodium and/or calories. Child-targeted strategies are still allowed for products that do not exceed these thresholds.
November 8, 2019 Dr. Karine Dubé’s work underscores the need to combine behavioral and social sciences research methods in the search for a workable regimen to cure HIV.
October 30, 2019 In a commentary written for The Lancet HIV, Dr. Audrey Pettifor calls for more research into the barriers to care that hinder HIV-positive adolescents from receiving and continuing treatment or even being tested at all.
October 28, 2019 According to new findings from researchers at the Gillings School, rice bran has a positive impact on physical growth and healthy microbiomes for infants.
October 11, 2019 The students, faculty and staff of the Gillings School work in more than 60 countries to address urgent global health challenges. Now, with the launch of a new global hub in Zambia, they have even more opportunities to engage.
October 8, 2019 “Our recent and very preliminary data suggest that between 25 and 50 percent of public sector health care providers in western Kenya are absent at any given time,” says Dr. Katherine Tumlinson.
September 30, 2019 A Gillings School researcher contributes to a new report from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) that calls on governments and businesses to invest in family-friendly policies such as paid leave, support for breastfeeding mothers, affordable childcare and the inclusion of child benefits.