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The Forgotten Ebola Survivors of Sierra Leone

April 27, 2018   “Cellal alaa cogu — health has no price,” sighs Haja Bah, looking out on a dusty street in the sprawling eastern suburbs of Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital. “But they have forgotten us … and many are still really suffering.” Between 2013 and 2016, the Ebola virus claimed more than 11,000 lives across West … Read more

(Formal Notice) UNC Travel Reminders

April 27, 2018

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff: Each year, hundreds of people in the Carolina community travel internationally for important academic, research, and outreach opportunities.  We would like to remind you of university requirements and resources that can help inform your plans for safe and productive international travel. UNC Global Travel Registry  ( Anyone traveling internationally in … Read more

Peril and Promise: Fighting Malaria and Drug Resistance

April 25, 2018 Although malaria deaths have been nearly halved since 2000, the global health community is hardly in a celebratory mood on this World Malaria Day. The reason: Progress against malaria has recently stalled. “We are now at a turning point, warned WHO Director-General Tedros last November at the publication of the World Malaria Report. “Without … Read more

The Pandemic Everyone Fears

January 30, 2018

If humanity is lucky, the next flu virus with pandemic potential will unfold in a country with a strong public health service and well-stocked hospitals, able to swiftly contain the threat.

Fighting for Dirty Water

January 26, 2018

During Mozambique’s unforgiving dry season, the limited water available is unpotable and risks spreading disease

Cohen discusses 2018 outlook on infectious disease

January 19, 2018

Myron Cohen, MD, Director of the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Disease, was among a panel of experts interviewed by MedPage Today about anticipated issues in the field of infectious disease in 2018.

WHO Launches Global Burn Registry

January 19, 2018

The WHO launched the first global platform to standardize data collection from burn victims—welcome news for efforts to advance burn treatment and prevention priorities.

Immunization is Contagious

January 18, 2018

Rotavirus immunizations are now standard in 93 countries with the help of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and countries’ laudable efforts to expand coverage

Uncovering Advantages of the Typhoid Vaccine

January 5, 2018

The first conjugate vaccine for typhoid—Bharat Biotech’s Typbar-TCV®—offers significant advantages over previous vaccines, including the need for fewer doses and its use in children under the age of 2

Darkness Looms for Gaza Hospitals

January 5, 2018

An electricity shortage in Gaza threatens to darken hospitals by the end of next month, the WHO warns, unless funding for emergency generators comes through.