The second annual Duke Global Health Film Festival (DGHFF) kicked off on February 17, with “Yawar Mallku (Blood of the Condor),” by Bolivian filmmaker Jorge Sanjinés, and will continue from February 27 to March 5. The films—some documentary, some fictional—all center around women’s health throughout the Americas, focusing on topics ranging from Zika to migrant health.
“I wanted the opportunity to learn more about health care and health systems in different countries,” said Titus Ng’eno, a Master of Science in Global Health candidate, of his decision to come to Duke.
With funding from Duke’s Provost and Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, two Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI)-led teams have initiated new multidisciplinary collaborations.
Since 2012, Nimmi Ramanujam, professor of biomedical engineering and global health and director of the Center for Global Women’s Health Technologies and her research team have been developing and testing a portable colposcope, called the “Pocket Colposcope,” to increase access to cervical cancer screening in primary care settings. Last month, 20 of these devices were produced for distribution to international partners.
Last Thursday, February 9, the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy held a public launch event at the Newseum in Washington, DC. The mission of the center is to improve health and the value of health care by developing and implementing evidence-based policy solutions locally, nationally and globally.
With $25,000 pilot grants from the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), two Duke research teams are collaborating with partners in China and Sri Lanka on environmental global health projects.
Nearly half of all people in low and middle income countries don’t have affordable access to medicines that could save their life. This statistic is one of the driving forces behind the work that Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) does around the world.
In the past year, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) has welcomed six new affiliate faculty members representing a wide range of academic disciplines, including engineering, obstetrics and gynecology, romance studies, pulmonary care, pediatrics and environmental science. Meet the new affiliates.
Eighteen DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.
On Monday, January 30, Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) director Michael Merson sent the following message to DGHI faculty, staff and students regarding the recent presidential executive order.