UNC Project Malawi Is Featured On ABC-11 News

UNC Project Malawi is a partnership with the Malawi Ministry of Health focused on research, care and training in the capital city of Lilongwe. The project was featured on ABC-11 News.

UNC Project Malawi Is Featured On ABC-11 News click to enlarge Myron Cohen, MD, MPH, is director of the UNC Institute for Global Health.
UNC Project Malawi Is Featured On ABC-11 News click to enlarge Mina Hosseinipour, MD, MPH, is the scientific director of UNC Project Malawi.

More than twenty years ago, faculty from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were invited by the Malawian government to help the country develop STI treatment protocols. UNC has been working in Malawi ever since.

On June 23, 2017, UNC Project Malawi was featured by ABC-11's Stephanie Lopez.

Myron Cohen, MD, MPH, the director of the UNC Institute for Global Health, was interviewed. "When you treat people who are HIV infected they're no longer infectious, so once that was demonstrated, worldwide policy changed overnight," says Dr. Cohen in the ABC-11 news story. "But without Malawi that never could've happened."

Malawians Receiving Care
UNC Project Malawi is changing the life expectancy for over half a million Malawians with HIV.

UNC Project Malawi began with three doctors. Today, UNC medical students are being trained in various specialties that have helped thousands of patients.

Mina Hosseinipour, MD, MPH professor of medicine and scientific director of UNC Project Malawi was also interviewed in the story. "There's been an increased from 42 patients on treatment to over 650,000 and so it's transformative," she says.

The project addresses women's health, trauma and cancer, too. UNC is also training Malawians to run local centers.

To watch the news story, visit:  UNC Project Malawi.