The Duke Global Health Institute has signed an agreement to partner with the China CDC’s National Institute of Parasitic Diseases (NIPD) to continue developing strategic research collaborations in global health internationally.
One of the goals of the collaboration will be to foster deeper relationships and strengthen research partnerships between China and Africa. It builds upon other efforts spearheaded by DGHI in 2012 to launch a cross-continental global health network of researchers and educators across China, Asia and Africa.
DGHI Deputy Director Randall Kramer was part of a signing ceremony on Monday in Shanghai. The ceremony was part of the 2nd Symposium on Surveillance Response System Leading to Tropical Diseases Elimination.
NIPD is a government-funded national public health institution working in the field of tropical diseases control and prevention. Its mission is to promote health and quality of life by controlling and preventing tropical diseases and ensuring economic and social development and national security.