MSc-GH student Sulzhan Bali is in Nigeria this summer, studying 10 different economic sectors to understand how the Ebola outbreak impacted the private sector and how the private sector dealt with the challenges that the Ebola outbreak posed. Learn more in her recent blog post!
Check out the latest from DGHI! New Doris Duke fellows, Subhrendu Pattanayak part of the Lancet/Rockefeller Foundation planetary health commission, Chris Woods leading a new West Nile Virus human clinical trial, and more! Sign up to receive our newsletter each week!
According to a 2012 WHO report, hepatitis B and C viral infections cause ~57% of cases of liver cirrhosis & 78% of cases of primary liver cancer. A Hepatitis B vaccine would prevent a leading cause of cancer, especially in low- and middle-income countries. #WorldHepatitisDay Read the WHO report: http://bit.ly/1MsVAun
Under the mentorship of DGHI and Duke University School of Nursing faculty member Bei Wu, global health doctoral certificate student Hanzhang Xu is studying dementia care needs among older adults who live in a community setting in China. Learn more about her Bass Connections at Duke project!
#DGHI professor Muhammad Pate: “Once you have [polio], not much can be done given the resources that we have and where we need to allocate those." Pate is a former Nigerian health minister who used to chair the presidential task force on polio. Today marks one year of no new polio cases in Nigeria, a major milestone toward eradication of the disease.
#TBT from DGHI Instagram, July 2014: Dr. David Boyd (aka "The Bald Guru") practices the ancient exercise of qigong in China. Qigong has roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy and martial arts, and seeks to cultivate the qi (chi), or life energy.