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Lancet Series Suggests New Way to Think about Disease: Syndemics

March 07, 2017

A new series of papers on Syndemics just published by The Lancet provides an innovative way to think about how diseases cluster together within certain populations. Brandon Kohrt, assistant professor of psychiatry, global health and cultural anthropology, co-authored one of the articles in the series.

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Report: U.S. Investment in Global Health R&D Saves Lives, Boosts Economy

February 28, 2017

A new report co-authored by faculty and staff from the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) and DGHI’s Center for Policy Impact in Global Health examines opportunities to strengthen the United State government’s role in developing global health technologies.

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DGHI Research Roundup: February 2017

February 28, 2017

Twenty-five 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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Duke Global Health Film Festival Will Showcase Women’s Health

February 21, 2017

The second annual Duke Global Health Film Festival (DGHFF) kicked off on February 17, with “Yawar Mallku (Blood of the Condor),” by Bolivian filmmaker Jorge Sanjinés, and will continue from February 27 to March 5. The films—some documentary, some fictional—all center around women’s health throughout the Americas, focusing on topics ranging from Zika to migrant health.

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Duke Team Reaches Milestone with Portable Cervical Cancer Screening Device

February 14, 2017

Since 2012, Nimmi Ramanujam, professor of biomedical engineering and global health and director of the Center for Global Women’s Health Technologies and her research team have been developing and testing a portable colposcope, called the “Pocket Colposcope,” to increase access to cervical cancer screening in primary care settings. Last month, 20 of these devices were produced for distribution to international partners.

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Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy Launches in Washington, DC

February 14, 2017

Last Thursday, February 9, the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy held a public launch event at the Newseum in Washington, DC. The mission of the center is to improve health and the value of health care by developing and implementing evidence-based policy solutions locally, nationally and globally.

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