A widely hailed initiative that combines franchising business models and telemedicine to deliver better quality health care in rural India has failed to improve care for childhood diarrhea and pneumonia, according to a large-scale study by researchers at Duke, Stanford and University College London.
“One of the biggest challenges in our fieldwork experience has also been one of the most rewarding elements—balancing leading and following,” the members of one 2016 student research team reflected after the community health fair they’d helped organize in Naama, Uganda, had been deemed a success by all.
Between completing coursework for two majors and fitting in a fieldwork experience, Duke global health majors may find their study abroad options limited. But Duke Semester in India (DSI) offers an ideal opportunity to combine the intrigue of study abroad with the requirements of the global health co-major.
“Sustainable development is about a universal concept of human improvement,” Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet, asserted during his keynote speech at the Duke Global Health Institute’s 10th anniversary symposium last Wednesday.
On Wednesday, October 5, more than 250 guests from around North Carolina’s Triangle region and beyond gathered to celebrate DGHI’s 10th anniversary at a day-long symposium and reception.
Last week, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) convened 25 of its international collaborators for a partnership conference held in conjunction with our 10th anniversary symposium.
It’s gratifying when global health research affects policy. This was the case when Peru’s federal government declared a state of emergency after the publication of a report by DGHI researchers showing the distressing impact of gold mining on the health of people living downriver from mines in the Peruvian Amazon.
Elisa Maffioli, a fourth-year PhD student in economics from Italy, joined the doctoral scholars program in 2015. Her research interests lie at the intersection of development economics and health economics.
Twenty-one DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff, students and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.
Duke students interested in biomedical engineering (BME) and global health now have a new opportunity to fuse their interests in a collaborative trans-continental partnership. The recently established Duke-Makerere University BME Partnership will connect students and faculty in the BME program at Duke with their peers at Makerere University (MUK) in Kampala, Uganda, to build teaching capacity and design skills.