Funding Priority

Deliver Proven Solutions Faster

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health aims to accelerate the speed and spread of good health by supporting our lifesaving efforts to turn proven interventions into routine practices that improve the health of individuals and populations. These approaches prevent mother and infant deaths during and after pregnancy, detect cancers earlier, reduce teen deaths from motor vehicle crashes, improve sanitation in hospitals around the world, help prevent heart attacks and strokes, decrease substance abuse, improve health, food service and activity in preschool centers, and increase the pace of clinical trials. We are committed and determined to implement solutions at scale and to eliminate health inequities. With additional funding, we can accelerate the speed and scale of impact. These case studies show how powerful the UNC Gillings School faculty can be in changing the world.

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

    Assuring Healthier Families Around the World

    Our Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute and UNC World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Research Evidence for Sexual and Reproductive Health — both housed in the Department of Maternal and Child Health — have made the UNC Gillings School an international leader in implementation science.

    We are designated by The United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO) as its academic partner to help coordinate research for the “Every Woman, Every Child” global strategy, an effort aimed at saving millions of lives across the world within the next 15 years. Led by Herbert Peterson, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., Kenan Distinguished Professor of Maternal and Child Health and Obstetrics and Gynecology, the research strategy has measurable goals, including reducing the maternal mortality rate by at least two-thirds between 2010 and 2030.

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