Study Finds Orphaned Boys Are as Vulnerable to Abuse as Girls

May 05, 2015

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.


DGHI Research Roundup: April 2015

May 05, 2015

Fourteen DGHI faculty members, staff and affiliates shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications in April.

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Global Health Capstones Promote Real-World Problem Solving

April 28, 2015

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.


Global Health PLUS Program Gives New Life to Duke Medical Equipment

April 28, 2015

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.


Sustaining the Fight against Malaria

April 23, 2015

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.


DGHI’s Randy Kramer Co-Publishes Book on Malaria Containment in China

April 21, 2015

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