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  • Funding for Global Health Scholarly Work

    The Pediatrics Department’s Global Health program has a limited amount of funding to promote Pediatric Global Health scholarly activity. These funds will be used to help offset the costs of presenting at and/or attending conferences or publishing manuscripts.

  • 2020 Resident Global Health Scholarship Application

    Applications for the 2020 Resident Global Health Scholarship are open and the deadline is February 15, 2020. Awards range from $500-$2,000.

  • Community-based VIA and Thermocoagulation for cervical cancer prevention in Rural Malawi – Fan Lee, MD

    GLOBAL HEALTH FORUM | “Community-based VIA and Thermocoagulation for cervical cancer prevention in Rural Malawi” – Fan Lee, MD Resident Physician, OBGYN OGHE Global Health Scholar

  • UNC Pediatrics in Malawi | Dr. Tisu Mavalo (11.26.2019)

    Dr. Tisu Mvalo is an Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics at UNC as well as the in-country Pediatric Director of UNC Project Malawi. He practices clinically at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi and he also provides on-the-ground mentorship for the rotating learners. Dr. Mvalo is the PI in several ongoing research studies at UNC Project Malawi, including the Innovative Treatment in Pneumonia (ITIP) trials and Tuberculosis Meningitis trials.

  • Gratitude In Action: One Doctor, One Hospital, One Million Patients

    Dr. Tom Catena, MD from Duke, is the only physician for a population of more than 750,000 in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, a conflict zone where humanitarian aid is restricted. At the Mother of Mercy Hospital, founded in 2007, he treats as many as 400 patients a day and is on call around the clock. Treating casualties of the region’s civil war, he performs more than 1000 operations each year, often without running water or electricity.

    In 2018, Catena received the Catholic Doctor of the Year Award from the Mission Doctors Association in Los Angeles. In 2017, Dr. Catena was awarded the $1.1 million Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, which honors unsung heroes working to preserve human life at great personal risk. He is the recipient of Honorary Doctorates from Brown University (2016) and Yerevan State Medical University (2017) and was named one of the 100 most influential people by Time magazine in 2015.

  • Dr. Fitzgerald with Dr. Charles Mwansambo, Principle Secretary of Health for the Malawian Ministry of Health, and Dr. Msandeni Chiume, the Pediatric Head of Department at Kamuzu Central Hospital

    UNC Project Malawi Celebrates Opening of Kamuzu Central Hospital Pediatric Laboratory in Lilongwe, Malawi

    On November 14th, 2019 the Kamuzu Central Hospital Pediatric Laboratory was officially opened in Lilongwe, Malawi. This collaborative project was led by Dr. Elizabeth Fitzgerald, supported by UNC Project Malawi, and funded by the Malawi Children’s Initiative. Rob Krysiak, MS, co-director of the UNC Project Malawi laboratory, provided valuable technical and logistical support.