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Our Mission

UNC Global Women’s Health (GWH) is a unique group of clinicians, researchers and public health professionals working to improve the health of women and families in the world’s poorest countries. Driven by outcomes and intensely practical, we are not afraid to go after the big problems (e.g., maternal mortality, stillbirth, preterm birth, AIDS in women and children), and we believe big problems can be solved. We believe firmly that real solutions come only by working side-by-side with our in-country partners.

Collectively, we have raised over $300 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 and wellbeing of women living in the world’s poorest countries.

Division Director/Our Team

For a complete list of division members, visit our Global Women’s Health team page.


If you are interested in a fellowship training with UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, please visit our Global Women’s Health Fellowship.


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