Exposure to high levels of pollution can have a significant impact on fetal growth and development. That’s the conclusion of a recent study in Environmental Health Perspectives, co-authored by Jim Zhang, professor of global and environmental health.
Orphaned children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) face a high risk of trauma, with physical and sexual abuse being by far the most prevalent traumatic events. New research co-led by Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) professor Kathryn Whetten shows that orphaned boys in these settings are just as likely to experience abuse as girls.
Fourteen DGHI faculty members, staff and affiliates shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications in April.
The global health capstone course encourages graduating global health majors to present real-world global health solutions by using the skills they’ve learned in their previous coursework. On April 20, the students in this year’s capstone course presented posters on their projects and explained their processes and results to event attendees.
When health professionals seek to add capacity to their collaboration with global partners, a major barrier is often the lack of high quality medical equipment. Duke faculty, however, can tap into the Global Health PLUS program, which helps them advance their work in global settings by facilitating the transfer of surplus Duke medical equipment to low-resource communities throughout the world.
Chris Clayton '13, who double-majored in biology and Spanish and Latin American studies, said the global health introductory course served as a springboard for his academic path at Duke.
On World Malaria Day, April 25, there’s much to celebrate and acknowledge when it comes to the fight against malaria. But despite the upsurge in spending and the laudable success of current programs, malaria remains one of the leading causes of death in poorer and tropical parts of the world, and the need for continued support is critical.
In March, a team of 14 students and four faculty leaders traveled 3,000 miles southwest of Durham to the small town of Las Mercedes, Honduras, where they administered basic healthcare to nearly 453 local residents in four days.
Malaria’s deadly march around the world has been nearly halted in one of the world’s largest and most at-risk countries: China. This remarkable outcome in disease eradication has been documented in “Malaria Control and Elimination Program in the People’s Republic of China,” a book co-edited by Duke Global Health Institute deputy director Randy Kramer
Partner Spotlight: DGHI and Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre Collaborate to Enhance Research Capacity
Faculty and staff at the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) and the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) are working together to develop the Office of Research Management and Innovation (ORMI) at KCMC, one of DGHI's key partners.