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Mercy Asiedu with Pocket Colposcope

New Tech Led by DGHI Professor Promises Easier Cervical Cancer Screening

June 26, 2017

Duke University researchers have developed a handheld device for cervical cancer screening that promises to do away with uncomfortable speculums and high-cost colposcopes.

The “pocket colposcope” is a slender wand that can connect to many devices, including laptops or cell phones.

If widely adopted, women might even use the device to self-screen, transforming screening and cure rates in low-income countries and regions of the United States, where cervical cancer is most prevalent.

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Clergy Intervention Program Reduces Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes

June 26, 2017

An intervention program for more than 1,100 United Methodist clergy in North Carolina led to improvements in weight, cholesterol and blood pressure that were sustained over 24 months. The results represent findings from the Spirited Life intervention, a program of the 10-year, $17 million Clergy Health Initiative funded by The Duke Endowment.

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DGHI/KCMC Symposium Addresses Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

May 30, 2017

On May 26, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) co-hosted a symposium at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) in Moshi, Tanzania, to share ongoing research on prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) in Tanzania. 

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DGHI Research Roundup: April 2017

May 02, 2017

Twenty-nine DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications. 

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DGHI’s Evidence Lab Creates Evaluation Toolkit for Healthcare Innovators

April 24, 2017

Thousands of social entrepreneurs are hard at work around the world trying to solve the most pressing challenges in global health, but they often lack a clear approach to evaluate their enterprise’s impact. DGHI's Evidence Lab has developed a set of five easy-to-use evaluation tools to address this challenge and help make social entrepreneurs more effective.

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Study Examines Effect of U.S. Immigration Laws on Health-Seeking Behaviors

April 18, 2017

Researchers from DGHI's Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research (CHPIR) are embarking on a new study with colleagues at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Lehigh Universitythat will examine the influence of immigration laws on United States Latino and Hispanic immigrants’ use of services for HIV testing, alcohol and drug use disorders (AODDs) and intimate partner violence (IPV).

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