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Friday Morning Conference: Building Diagnostic Pathology Capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa: Improving Care for HIV and Non-HIV-Related Cancers in Malawi
Tamiwe Tomoka, MBBS, is a Malawian pathologist jointly appointed as faculty at the University of Malawi College of Medicine (COM) and UNC. She leads the Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) Pathology Laboratory in Lilongwe, Malawi, a collaboration between the Malawi Ministry of Health and UNC.The laboratory is the sole provider of diagnostic pathology services to the northern and central regions of Malawi, inclusive of approximately 8 million people.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Dec. 14
Bjornstad studies epidemiology of acute kidney injury in Malawi
Erica Bjornstad, MD, MPH, a third-year pediatric nephrology fellow, is studying the epidemiology of acute kidney injury (AKI) in Malawi. New diagnostic tests could offer a quicker diagnosis for impaired kidney function, not only for people in Africa but in other places with limited resources, as well as in disaster zones.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Aug. 30
UNC-led team awarded $5.1 million for cervical cancer prevention effort in Malawi
Jennifer Tang, MD, and Lameck Chinula, MMED, both in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the UNC School of Medicine, are co-principal investigators for this USAID grant to more effectively combat cervical cancer, the leading cause of death among women in Malawi.
Located in News / 2019 / February
New Partnership will expand Malawian Surgical Initiative
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh will fund the training of an additional surgeon each year as part of the in-country initiative led by UNC’s Anthony Charles, MD, MPH.
Located in News / 2018 / March
Dr. Jeff Wilkinson to participate in Twitter chat on obstetric fistula
The 2nd annual International Day to End Obstetric Fistula is Friday, May 23. Johnson & Johnson Global Health is hosting a Twitter chat at 1 p.m. tomorrow to #EndFistula. UNC's Jeff Wilkinson, MD, and his collaborators at the Freedom From Fistula Foundation, will participate in the chat, along with the Global Fund for Women, the Global Moms Challenge, and others. Join the conversation!
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / May 22
UNC Lineberger hosts Malawi delegation
A team of Malawian health and government officials met with UNC health and university leaders, researchers and clinical staff across three days to prepare for the opening of the first dedicated cancer center in Malawi.
Located in News / 2018 / June
Visiting Malawian Medical Student Makes the Most of Summer Experience
Mirriam Munthali, who is in her fourth year at the Malawi College of Medicine, spent the summer in Chapel Hill as a part of the UNC Partner Site Student Scholarship, sponsored by the UNC School of Medicine’s Office of International Activities.
Located in News / 2018 / October
Clinical trials framework proposed to bring cancer treatments to sub-Saharan Africa
In the journal PLOS Medicine, Satish Gopal, MD, MPH, cancer program director for UNC-Project Malawi, outlined a framework to design studies and bring cancer therapies to sub-Saharan Africa in the absence of clinical trial data specific to the region’s population and health care infrastructure.
Located in News / 2017 / July
UNC-Project Malawi looks forward to future discovery
From a vaccine for malaria to ending the HIV epidemic, UNC infectious diseases researchers in Malawi gear up to take on more challenges in a changing country.
Located in News / 2017 / July
Training a Nation Part II
On the ground with Anthony Charles, MD, MPH, and the Malawian Surgical Initiative.
Located in News / 2017 / July