We're thrilled to welcome back our returning global health students and scholars and looking forward to teaching and learning with a whole new slew of global health majors, minors, master's degree students, and scholars!
Our $20M grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation helped pave the way for a record year of fundraising at Duke. Many thanks to Gates, Duke Forward, and our very own development director, Josh Bond, for making the grant a reality! Learn more about the Gates grant: http://bit.ly/1dYx6es
Shout-out to our Student Research Training program community partner in Uganda—the Naama Millenium Preparatory School! The school is located in the village of Naama, Mityana District in Uganda for children ages 5 to 18, many of whom are orphans. This summer, our students worked with staff at the school to conduct community health assessments, organize a community health fair and evaluate a community-based counseling program focused on supporting and empowering the local youth. Learn more...
#TBT: Around this time last year, the Ebola outbreak was heating up. In recognition of this difficult time and the progress in the fight against Ebola since then, we're sharing this article from last August about how Duke reached out to Liberia and Sierra Leone with surplus supplies through the Duke REMEDY program. Read the story and learn more about REMEDY!
This just in! Researchers from DGHI and the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research, including DGHI's Kate Whetten, concluded that institutions are as safe as family care for orphans. The article, published in Global Health: Science and Practice, is part of a larger study, Positive Outcomes for Orphans (POFO).
Shout-out to our Student Research Training program community partner in Tanzania—Primary Healthcare Ambassadors Foundation! This summer, the student team conducted school-based screenings to collect baseline health data, gave community seminars on health topics, documented ongoing NGO activities, and participated in basic clinic activities.