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New Grant to Evaluate Task Sharing Model for Mental Health Care in Kenya

August 21, 2017

Kathryn Whetten, professor of public policy and global health, thinks task sharing has the potential to narrow the mental health treatment gap in low- and middle-income countries. She’s been awarded a five-year $3.4 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health that aims to evaluate the scaling-up of task sharing mental health care in Kenya.

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DGHI Welcomes Newest Global Health Pathway Trainees

August 21, 2017

This year, five new trainees will join the Global Health Pathway for Residents and Fellows, administered by the Duke Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health, a part of the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI).

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Tiny Packet Is Making a Big—and Growing—Dent in Childhood HIV

August 07, 2017

Developed in 2008, the Pratt Pouch—a ketchup packet-like pouch of antiretroviral drugs—has already saved thousands of lives in Ecuador, Zambia and Tanzania. And now, its reach is expanding in Ecuador and a new initiative will bring the pouch to Uganda.

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New Alliance Aims to Improve Cervical Cancer Care and Prevention in Haiti

August 07, 2017

Twenty years after founding Family Health Ministries, a non-profit health organization in Haiti, associate global health professor and OB/GYN physician David Walmer and his wife, adjunct associate professor Katherine Walmer, have extended their efforts to fight cervical cancer through Haiti sans Cervical Cancer, a non-profit organization they co-founded that has helped bring together some of the world’s foremost NGOs to revolutionize cervical cancer care in the country.

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DGHI Board Member Honored for Support of Tanzania Collaboration

August 07, 2017

DGHI's partnership with the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center and the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College is among our strongest and most successful international collaborations, and DGHI Board of Advisors member Tom Gorrie and his wife, Meg Gorrie, have played a critical role in that success.The Gorries recently traveled to Moshi, Tanzania, for the unveiling of a plaque at KCMC honoring their generous support of the collaboration.

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Ozone Pollution Connected to Cardiovascular Health

July 24, 2017

Exposure to ozone, long associated with impaired lung function, is also connected to health changes that can cause cardiovascular disease such as heart attack, high blood pressure and stroke, according to a new study of Chinese adults.

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Alumna Spotlight: Leena El-Sadek ’15 Combines Justice and Global Health

July 24, 2017

“DGHI simulated the ‘real world’ because you actually engaged with the real world,” said Leena El-Sadek, a 2015 alumna from Terry, Mississippi, and Cairo, Egypt. “I’m grateful for the lessons I learned at DGHI, both inside and outside the classroom, as I am confident I’m a stronger thinker and problem solver in my current job because of them.”

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DGHI Faculty Members Appointed to Named Professorships

July 11, 2017

Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) professor David Boyd has been selected as the first Hymowitz Professor of the Practice of Global Health, and Shenglan Tang, professor of medicine and global health, was recently selected to become the inaugural Mary D.B.T. and James Semans International Professor. 

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