What do you get when you cross "American Idol" with global health? Gavin Yamey's "Policy Idol"! This year, DGHI partnered with FHI 360 to identify a real-world policy case study for the competition. Three groups of undergraduate students developed a mock national policy plan--each team was assigned a country--to improve access to high quality, essential health services using informal drug shops. Who won? Check out our photos to find out!
Huge congrats to MSc-GH student Denali Dahl for winning the 1st place prize of $2,500 to further develop the simple screening tool for preeclampsia she and two students from Makerere University are creating for use in low-resource settings. The venture began as a class project in a transcontinental engineering design course, where Denali connected with her Ugandan teammates, Brian Matovu and Zoe Zuena. http://bit.ly/2qmPrZB
Before coming to DGHI, 2nd year MSc-GH student Adriana Lein completed a Fulbright Scholarship in Brazil. Looking for a master's program that incorporated fieldwork, she found DGHI was a perfect fit for her to pursue this path. Read her story http://bit.ly/2oAqo91
Duke University Graduate School
1,000's of social entrepreneurs are hard at work around the world trying to solve the most pressing challenges in global health, but they often lack a clear approach to evaluate their enterprise’s impact. DGHI's Evidence Lab and the The Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke - SEAD have developed 5 FREE, easy-to-use evaluation tools to address this challenge and help make social entrepreneurs more effective. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2qeu6Bt