Seeking and Solving: From Iraq to Uganda

October 24, 2018

Former OIA Global Health Scholar, Ross Boyce, MD, MSC draws on his military experience to provide care and help overcome access issues in rural Uganda. He has been awarded a Challenge Grant by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support his work.

OIA Funded Med Students Present Poster at AAFP Global Health Summit

September 19, 2018

UNC MD Candidates, Shannon Herndon and Lauren Ellis presented their  poster “A qualitative case study of the Austral Institute in Neuquen, Argentina: A community healthcare model in Latin America” at the AAFP Global Health Summit this past week in Jacksonville, FL.  

Alarming polio outbreak spreads in Congo, threatening global eradication efforts

July 5, 2018

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/07/polio-outbreaks-congo-threaten-global-eradication Alarming polio outbreak spreads in Congo, threatening global eradication efforts By Leslie Roberts Jul. 2, 2018 , 1:30 PM Overshadowed by the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), another frightening virus is on the loose in that vast, chaotic country: polio. Public health experts have worked for months to stamp … Continued

The Triangle Global Health Annual Conference 9/27/2018

July 3, 2018

http://www.triangleglobalhealth.org/2018-conference-abstract Are you involved in global health research? Consider submitting an abstract to the NC Triangle Global Health Consortium conference. Deadlines are below. Good luck…and keep in mind the OIA has conference reimbursement stipends for UNC medical students accepted to present at a global health conference. If approved, OIA reimbursements are for up to $500 … Continued

In Upholding Trump’s Travel Ban, Supreme Court Ratifies Worldview That Worries Colleges

June 28, 2018

https://www.chronicle.com/article/In-Upholding-Trump-s-Travel/243765?utm_source=Global+Health+NOW+Main+List&utm_campaign=8eddc27d5c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_06_26_12_34&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8d0d062dbd-8eddc27d5c-875843 By Karin Fischer June 26, 2018 When President Trump, days after taking office, issued an executive order barring travelers, including students, from a half-dozen predominantly Muslim countries, it was like a chain-link fence hastily erected along the border. High and barbed and menacing, yes, but thanks to immediate legal challenges, it had an aura … Continued