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Alarming polio outbreak spreads in Congo, threatening global eradication efforts

July 5, 2018 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 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 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

Refugee Health & Wellness Seminar 2018-2019

May 23, 2018

Refugee Health and Wellness Seminar – 2018-2019_   We are excited to be offering this year long course for the second year; expanding our class size to 30 students and crossing campuses to involve Duke University (though all classes will be held at UNC). This course is offered through the School of Public Health PHLP … Continued

2018 Global Health Pediatric Simulation Training

May 9, 2018

On April 23, 2018, Drs. Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Emily Ciccone and Alyssa Tilly held a Pediatric Global Health Simulation for those planning to rotate abroad during residency or medical school, or are considering a career in global health. Dr. Fitzgerald, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, served as the Faculty Advisor for the project, and helped Dr. … Continued

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 … Continued

(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 … Continued

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 … Continued