The transition from short-term to long-term rehabilitation care for injured disaster survivors is just one of the complex issues the World Health Organization (WHO) aims to address in a new set of guidelines. These standards, released in Geneva on May 8, outline standards for post-disaster rehabilitation care and provide guidance on strengthening the capacity of EMTs.
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.
Last Friday, the Duke Global Health Institute celebrated commencement with 32 new Master of Science in Global Health graduates.
Last Friday, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) celebrated commencement with 60 global health undergraduates. Fifty-six of the graduates majored in global health and four graduates completed Program II studies in areas including global health.
Each year, the Duke Global Health Institute honors outstanding students and faculty members with several awards. This year, as is commonly the case, the award conferring committees were hard-pressed to select winners, given the abundance of nominations for highly deserving candidates.
Lavanya Vasudevan, research scholar at the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) and the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research, has received the 2017 Ward Cates Emerging Leader Award, sponsored by the Triangle Global Health Consortium.
Two Duke Global Health Institute faculty members, Charles Nunn and Jeffrey Vincent, were among the co-editors of an issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B with the theme of “Conservation, Biodiversity and Infectious Disease: Scientific Evidence and Policy Implications.”
What are the relationships between body, health, mobility and urban environments? What happens when these connections are out of balance? And how do traffic and mobility—by vehicle or bicycle—fit into this equation? These are some of the questions undergraduate students creatively explored this spring in Duke Global Health Institute assistant professor Harris Solomon’s Anthropology and Global Health seminar.
A team of students from Makerere University (MUK) in Kampala, Uganda, and Duke University have been working together for more than a year to develop a simple screening tool for preeclampsia in low-resource settings. Last week, the team won a total of $13,000 in funding through the Big Ideas competition.
What do environmental health, energy consumption, art restoration, music therapy and concussions have in common? They’re all topics Duke undergraduates, graduate students and faculty members studied together over the past year as part of Bass Connections, an interdisciplinary research program that explores big, unanswered questions about major societal challenges.