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Maternal and Child Health News

Prevalence of pregnancy UTIs underscores need for better screening, treatment in low- and middle-income countries

April 7, 2020
Prenatal screening for urinary tract infections (UTIs) is standard practice in high-income countries because of the risk that untreated UTIs pose during pregnancy. But women in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) are still in need of screening and treatment that is accessible and accurate due to social and environmental risk factors that may contribute to the high prevalence of UTIs in pregnancy.

Who gets admitted to medical education in low- and middle-income countries — and why does it matter?

March 31, 2020
Recent studies have found that doctors and nurses in low- and middle-income countries are often absent from work, sometimes seek unauthorized payments for services, and may treat patients in disrespectful or abusive ways. UNC researchers suggest a solution: reforming medical education practices to focus on admitting students who are motivated by a strong desire to serve the needs of their community, rather than by receiving external rewards.

Maternal and child health faculty receive joint innovative teaching award

March 20, 2020
Four faculty members in the Department of Maternal and Child Health have received an Innovative Teaching Award from the Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health to develop a new course on implementation research and practice for the Master of Public Health concentration in Maternal, Child and Family Health.

Coronavirus Affects Everyone: The Gillings School Responds

March 16, 2020
As countries around the globe work to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 — which causes the illness COVID-19 — researchers and practitioners in every discipline at the Gillings School are turning their expertise into action to support the pandemic response.

Anderson named Education Diversity Intern

November 26, 2019
Rakiah Anderson, a second-year Master of Public Health student at the Gillings School, has been awarded the American Evaluation Association’s Graduate Education Diversity Internship.