Most middle school leadership programs don’t culminate with a trip to Uganda. But when DGHI professor Michael Haglund conceptualized a leadership initiative for eight middle school boys at the Durham Nativity School, taking them on a trip to the country where he’s realized his global health passion just made sense to him.
Thousands 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 has developed a set of five easy-to-use evaluation tools to address this challenge and help make social entrepreneurs more effective.
After completing a Fulbright Scholarship in Brazil in 2014, Adriana Lein knew she wanted a master’s program that incorporated fieldwork. The Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) program was a perfect fit for her to continue fieldwork and conduct research with faculty.
In mid-March, extraordinarily high temperatures and heavy rains hit Peru, causing the worst landslides and flooding in decades. We talked with DGHI researcher Ernesto Ortiz to get his thoughts on how the rains will affect public health in Peru—his home country and an area of the world where DGHI conducts a significant amount of research.
Duke Global Health Institute faculty members Krishna Udayakumar and Gavin Yamey played key roles as moderators and panelists at the first “Beyond Talking Points” event at the new Duke University office in Washington, D.C., on Friday, April 7.
Researchers from DGHI's Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research (CHPIR) are embarking on a new study with colleagues at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Lehigh Universitythat will examine the influence of immigration laws on United States Latino and Hispanic immigrants’ use of services for HIV testing, alcohol and drug use disorders (AODDs) and intimate partner violence (IPV).
An op-ed by John Stanifer, Duke University nephrology fellow and Master of Science in Global Health alumnus, reflecting on the value of his Fogarty Fellowship, in light of the U.S. Administration's proposal to eliminate the program.
The Global Health Research Center at Duke Kunshan University, led by global health and medicine professor Shenglan Tang, recently released its 2016 annual report.
“I wanted to work with communities internationally to learn about their culture, understand who they are, while at the same time providing service and advocacy,” said Okechi Boms, a 2016 alumnus. “DGHI has allowed me to seamlessly combine my interests in understanding peoples’ stories and working to improve their lives.”
A commentary by Michel Landry and Janet Prvu Bettger, DGHI affiliates, about the need to invest in comprehensively addressing the health impact on people affected by Zika, including long-term interventional, social and disability management for children and adults who suffer from disabilities related to the disease.