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.
Maternal and Child Health Research
October 7, 2019 A study by students and faculty at the UNC Gillings School explored whether screening tools that examine social determinants of health in children can accurately identify early indicators of risk. Based on the researchers' comprehensive review of existing literature, it remains unclear whether such screenings — which aim to consider risk factors outside traditional medical information — inform better care for children.
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.
September 4, 2019 Recently, the FDA announced its approval of pretomanid, a new drug developed to treat Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (XDR-TB) and treatment intolerant/non-responsive Multidrug-Resistant (MDR) TB. Pretomanid is only the third anti-TB drug approved by the FDA in more than 40 years.
September 4, 2019 Though many families worldwide turn to various methods of human milk exchange to feed and nourish their infants, researchers have done little to explore the impact of sharing breast milk on infant health outcomes and malnutrition.
April 16, 2019 Directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) are useful tools when studying questions related to child maltreatment, as they allow researchers to graphically depict relationships among variables and ensure strong results for informing prevention and intervention strategies. A new paper makes DAGs more accessible to maternal and child health researchers by providing concrete examples of their use.
January 25, 2019
“This work is particularly timely in the context of broader social movements toward greater health equity across race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation,” said Dr. Kate Muessig, senior author of the study. Photo by Gabriel Antonio.
January 1, 2019
Doctoral student Isabel Morgan recently published the results of three projects on women's reproductive health, conducted while she worked at the CDC. Photo by Andre Adjahoe.
December 21, 2018
Drs. Nicole Kahn and Carolyn Halpern said their study is an important addition to the growing research on gender conformity and sexual orientation because it covers a broader sample over a longer period of time. Photo by Sammie Vasquez.
December 19, 2018
“This is an old, established system,” said co-author Dr. Dilshad Jaff. “To reform and change it requires a huge commitment, strong political will, courage – and time. It takes time to change behavior and mindset.”