UNC Global Women's Health

Who we are

UNC Global Women's Health (GWH) is a unique group of clinicians, researchers and public health professionals working to improve the health of women in the world's poorest countries. Driven by outcomes and intensely practical, the majority of our diverse staff live full-time in Africa. We are not afraid to go after the big problems (e.g., maternal mortality, AIDS in women and children, cervical cancer, obstetric fistula), and we believe big problems can be solved. We believe firmly that real solutions come only by working side-by-side with our African partners. Collectively, we have raised over $200 million in funding for our work from the US government and private foundation sources. Our ultimate purpose is to make discoveries and implement programs that will substantially and measurably improve the health of women living in the world's poorest countries.

Dr. Jeffrey Stringer
Professor & Division Director, Global Women's Health

Dr. Stringer is based in Chapel Hill and holds appointments in both the School of Medicine (OBGYN) and the School of Public Health (Epidemiology). Between 2001 and 2012, he lived in Lusaka, Zambia. His research focuses on prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission, clinical epidemiology, and obstetrical outcomes. Learn more.


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Fellowship in Global Women's Health

This unique opportunity provides early career training for obstetrician-gynecologists (OB-GYNs) aspiring to an academic career in global women’s health. The fellowship leverages the strengths of the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine, the Gillings School of Global Public Health, and UNC-affiliated institutions in Zambia and Malawi to provide world-class training in clinical research and service delivery. Click here for more information and to apply.