Category Archive: Global

Global students impress

American Mock World Health Organization (AMWHO) meeting held at the Gillings School Friday afternoon, Jan. 25, I had the true joy of speaking to an auditorium full of smart, passionate, energized students participating in the annual regional AMWHO conference, a weekend-long event hosted this year by the UNC-Chapel Hill chapter… Read More

Human Rights Day 2018

Human rights are a public health issue I was reminded recently that today, December 10, is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The person bringing it to my attention was Benjamin Meier, JD, LLM, PhD, adjunct professor of health policy and management in the Gillings School and… Read More

US is evidence outlier on breastfeeding

Note: This post includes special comments from Ginger Sall, humanitarian, advocate, member of our School’s Advisory Council and board member for multiple organizations. Stunning US policy shifts Our inboxes are overflowing with digital outrage about the U.S. government’s latest actions on breastfeeding. There is a huge body of high-quality, peer-reviewed,… Read More

Whose family values are guiding the president?

While the President signed an executive order on immigration yesterday, ending his administration’s policy of separating parents and children at the border for detention, the crisis is not over. An estimated 2,342 migrant children, to whom the new order does not apply, are being detained with no clear plan or… Read More