Linfa Wang, DGHI professor and director of the Emerging Infectious Diseases Programme at Duke-NUS Medical School, is not technically a superhero, but the One Health research that has earned him the nickname “Batman” has saved animal lives and holds great potential to do the same with humans.
Sixteen DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.
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.
A study led by adjunct Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) faculty member John Crump in 2007-2008 revealed that more than 60 percent of patients admitted with fever in northern Tanzania were diagnosed with malaria, but less than two percent of those patients actually had malaria. In a new study, Crump, now an adjunct DGHI faculty member, is leading a research team that will attempt to better understand the causes of death among patients admitted to hospital with severe fever in northern Tanzania and identify interventions that could avert fatal outcomes among these patients.
The global health work of DGHI faculty members John Bartlett, Svati Shah, Nimmi Ramanujam and Gavin Smith are spotlighted in Duke Today today. The article highlights how discoveries and insights made internationally are benefiting folks here at home in the United States.
DGHI Postdoctoral Associate Beth Feingold and Duke-NUS student Misa Noda have been recognized for the research and leadership.
Many women from developing countries who migrate to richer nations in Asia and other regions for jobs as domestic workers experience abuse, illness, mental health problems and limited access to medical care, an extensive new review of more than two decades of scientific studies confirms.
Duke Global Health Institute faculty have recently published new research findings on a variety of global health topics.
Study Finds That Family Caregivers of Singapore Elderly Who Rely on Foreign Domestic Workers Fare Better
As the elderly population of Singapore rises at a rapid pace, so does the use of foreign domestic workers as care providers. Researchers from Duke-National University of Singapore and the Duke Global Health Institute have found that 50 percent of disabled elderly in Singapore receive some level of support and caregiving from live-in foreign domestic workers.
An international team led by a Duke-NUS infectious disease expert has found that the evolution of flight in bats may have contributed to the development of a highly effective immune system, allowing bats to harbor some of the world’s deadliest viruses such as Ebola and SARS.