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UNC Project-Malawi Looks Forward to Future Discovery

UNC Project-Malawi Looks Forward to Future Discovery

From a vaccine for malaria to ending the HIV epidemic, UNC infectious diseases researchers in Malawi gear up to take on more challenges in a changing country.

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UNC Project-Malawi Marks Milestones

UNC Project-Malawi Marks Milestones

Recently in Lilongwe, UNC Project-Malawi leaders welcomed UNC Chancellor Carol L. Folt and other dignitaries to celebrate decades of accomplishment and mark the formal opening of new research and library facilities.

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Video: ABC 11 Explores How UNC Project-Malawi Improves Health

Video: ABC 11 Explores How UNC Project-Malawi Improves Health

The local ABC TV station in Raleigh, N.C., interviews the leadership of UNC Project-Malawi about how the site has connected Malawians to life-saving HIV and cancer medications as well as provided training opportunities.

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Lab and Library Names after UNC Faculty

Lab and Library Names after UNC Faculty

Long-time UNC Project-Malawi faculty Irving Hoffman and Francis Martinson recently had spaces at the site named in their honor. Learn about the accomplishments that led to these dedications.

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Artists Reunite to Design Signage for UNC Project-Malawi Addition

Artists Reunite to Design Signage for UNC Project-Malawi Addition

An American and Malawian artist traveled around Lilongwe to find inspiration for the sign displayed on the latest addition of UNC Project-Malawi.

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Video: Donations Support Malawian Students

Video: Donations Support Malawian Students

For 10 years, UNC and UNC Project-Malawi have provided food and an education for nearly 1,000 pre- and primary school children in the Dzama community outside of Lilongwe, Malawi. Learn how this support has impacted the community and what UNC hopes to achieve in 2017.

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UNC Radiology Malawi Program Strengthens Local and International Ties

UNC Radiology Malawi Program Strengthens Local and International Ties

UNC's Department of Radiology and the Department of Allied Health Sciences' Division of Radiologic Science have worked together to strengthen an international footprint in radiology.

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UNC Donates Lifesaving Equipment to Malawi

UNC Donates Lifesaving Equipment to Malawi

A donation of pathology equipment between two schools in the University of North Carolina system will save lives and improve lab operations in Malawi.

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Number of Surgeons in Malawi Increases

Number of Surgeons in Malawi Increases

For the past eight years, Anthony Charles, MD, has built the Malawian Surgical Initiative, training Malawian surgeons to care for their own and providing transformative educational experiences for UNC medical students and residents.

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Podcast: Bringing Breast Exams to Malawi

Podcast: Bringing Breast Exams to Malawi

Breast cancer was not a death sentence for Malawi native Maggie Zgambo. She believes God spared her to spread awareness about breast cancer. She was one of four women to take part in the first breast cancer screening pilot study in Malawi launched by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Malawians for Malawi: Creating a Sustainable Model of Care

Malawians for Malawi: Creating a Sustainable Model of Care

UNC's unique model of permanently based American faculty and training of Malawian medical professionals is improving healthcare for Malawians.

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Partnerships, cancer research in Malawi to expand with new grant

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases have received a $3.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study the growing worldwide cancer problem and expand the University’s efforts in Malawi to study and treat HIV-associated cancers.

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UNC-led consortium awarded $4 million to train next generation of global health researchers

UNC-led consortium awarded $4 million to train next generation of global health researchers

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is leading a consortium that will help cultivate the next generation of global health clinicians and scientists, offering a 10-month training fellowship at one of 17 sites in 13 countries in Asia, Africa, and South America.

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Longer breastfeeding along with antiretroviral drugs could lower HIV transmission to babies

Longer breastfeeding along with antiretroviral drugs could lower HIV transmission to babies

New research finds that early weaning – stopping breastfeeding before six months – is of little, if any, protective value against HIV transmission nor is it safe for infant survival.

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UNC researchers earn prestigious Charles C. Shepard Award

UNC researchers earn prestigious Charles C. Shepard Award

UNC researchers have been awarded the prestigious Charles C. Shepard Science Award in the category of Prevention and Control by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for their paper titled, “Maternal or infant antiretroviral drugs to reduce HIV-1 transmission.”

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UNC-led international study shows early treatment with antiretroviral therapy prevents HIV transmission

UNC-led international study shows early treatment with antiretroviral therapy prevents HIV transmission

A research study led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has made a major discovery in the effort to halt the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

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New public-private partnership will improve health care delivery at more than 130 clinics in Malawi

New public-private partnership will improve health care delivery at more than 130 clinics in Malawi

The USAID-funded Lilongwe Relief Fund Trust of Malawi (LMRFT), in collaboration with the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill and several other public and private partners, has begun implementing the Safeguard the Family Project, which is aimed at decreasing mother-to-child transmission of HIV and reducing maternal and infant mortality.

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