Nearly half of all people in low and middle income countries don’t have affordable access to medicines that could save their life. This statistic is one of the driving forces behind the work that Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) does around the world.
In the past year, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) has welcomed six new affiliate faculty members representing a wide range of academic disciplines, including engineering, obstetrics and gynecology, romance studies, pulmonary care, pediatrics and environmental science. Meet the new affiliates.
Eighteen DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.
On Monday, January 30, Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) director Michael Merson sent the following message to DGHI faculty, staff and students regarding the recent presidential executive order.
An iron supplement bar given to anemic women in and around Mumbai, India, led to increased hemoglobin and hematocrit levels, reducing anemia, with no reported side effects, according to a study by Duke University researchers and collaborators in India.
In summer 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued guidelines on the implementation of Dengvaxia, the first vaccine against all four dengue serotypes, or strains. Katia Koelle, associate professor of biology and Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) affiliate, was among a consortium of researchers selected to generate model-based predictions of the long-term safety, health and economic impact of the vaccine.
In summer 2016, a Duke-led student research team traveled to a small village in northeast Madagascar to investigate the effect of traditional cooking practices on human respiratory health, air quality, biodiversity and agriculture. Their goal? To work with the local community to produce sustainable data-driven solutions to foster the health of the people of Mandena and their natural environment.
Melissa Manus ’16 was drawn to the Duke Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) program because of its focus on global research and learning beyond the classroom. And a meeting with global health and evolutionary anthropology professor Charles Nunn during her decision-making process sealed the deal for her.
By Susan Gallagher, Sr. Communication & Marketing Specialist, DGHI: Last year, DGHI’s associate director of research, John Bartlett, said something that really stuck with me: “The foundation of global health is in relationships ... this is where the joy of global health is.”
Randall Kramer, deputy director of the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) and professor of environmental economics and global health at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment, has been named the Juli Plant Grainger Professor of Global Environmental Health.