Onno Schellekens

Onno Schellekens: Build Markets, Encourage Activism

October 02, 2015

Onno Schellekens, Managing Director of the Netherlands-based PharmAccess Foundation, visited DGHI recently to talk about how public and private stakeholders can work together to make health markets work for the poor.


DGHI Research Roundup: September 2015

October 02, 2015

Nineteen DGHI faculty members, staff and affiliates recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications. Click on the article links below to learn more:

SRT Tanzania

DGHI’s Student Research Training Program Now Accepting Applications

October 02, 2015

The Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) is now accepting applications for their Student Research Training (SRT) Program, a global health experiential learning program that engages undergraduate students in the development, implementation and assessment of a community-based project. 

CFAR Poster Presentation

Funding Renewed for Duke’s Center for AIDS Research

September 25, 2015

The National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases within the National Institutes of Health recently renewed funding for Duke’s Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) with a five-year grant of $1.5 million. CFAR provides critical infrastructure that links all HIV/AIDS-focused investigators at Duke, provides necessary support services and stimulates collaboration across disciplines. Duke’s CFAR is one of 20 in the United States.

Staton and Colleagues

Study Uses TBI Registry to Assess Patient Care in Tanzania

September 25, 2015

A recent study of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in Tanzania, led by emergency medicine and global health professor Catherine Staton, found a startlingly high mortality rate—47 percent—for severe TBI at the study site. The study described the quality of care for TBI patients at one of the largest hospitals in Tanzania—Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC) in Moshi—one of DGHI’s priority partnership locations.

Ramanujam and Students

DGHI Professor Awarded Two R01 Grants to Screen for Cervical Cancer in Africa

September 22, 2015

Nimmi Ramanujam, professor of global health and engineering and director of the Center for Global Women’s Health Technologies, has been awarded two National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 grants to work with industry and non-profit partners to develop strategies for wide-scale screening for cervical cancer in East Africa. 

Hepatitis B virions

DGHI Faculty Leading Projects Funded by Astra Zeneca and Johnson & Johnson

September 22, 2015

Duke Kunshan University (DKU) is partnering with Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) and the Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC), a policy think tank within China’s central government, on Chinese health policy projects funded by the pharmaceutical companies Astra Zeneca and Johnson & Johnson.

MACH Symposium image

DGHI to Co-Host Maternal and Child Health Symposium at Duke

September 15, 2015

On Monday, September 28, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) will host a maternal, adolescent and child health (MACH) symposium, "Transforming Global Maternal, Adolescent and Child Health: From Research Evidence to Practice and Policy," in partnership with the Center for Health Policy & Inequalities Research (CHPIR) and the Sanford School of Public Policy. The free event, which runs from 8:30am to 5:00pm at the Trent Semans Center for Health Education, will feature sessions presented by a variety of experts from within and beyond Duke to discuss critical MACH issues.

Anatomy Lab

Medical Education Partnership Initiative Is Renewed

September 15, 2015

The Fogarty International Center within the National Institutes of Health has renewed funding for the five-year Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) between Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMC) and the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI). MEPI aims to address the disparity between the burden of disease and the shortage of physicians and health researchers in Tanzania, where there is one physician for every 125,000 people.