Charlie and Students

DGHI Surpasses Halfway Mark in Fundraising toward Matching Grant

October 25, 2016

In July 2015, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gave the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) a $20 million grant—$10 million in endowment support to sustain the institute’s growth and $10 million to support a challenge that matches donations dollar-for-dollar, making the total impact of the grant $30 million. 


DGHI Director Muses about the Future of Global Health

October 25, 2016

Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) director Michael Merson imagines a future where self-driving cars do more than allow passengers to watch Netflix behind the wheel. To Merson, who has worked in global health for 50 years, this technology has the potential to extend life expectancy worldwide, allowing elderly people the freedom to get around with less risk of falls.


Alumnus Spotlight: Seth Zissette ’15 Takes on Behavioral Research in Africa

October 25, 2016

“Some master’s programs brush aside coursework, but at DGHI, they dove right in to teaching necessary and valuable global health skills,” said Seth Zissette, a 2015 Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) alumnus from Barnwell, South Carolina. “After graduating, I came into my current job feeling very well-prepared and knew exactly what to do on day one. Not a lot of people feel that way.”


Acclaimed Program Fails to Improve Health Care for Children in Rural India

October 17, 2016

A widely hailed initiative that combines franchising business models and telemedicine to deliver better quality health care in rural India has failed to improve care for childhood diarrhea and pneumonia, according to a large-scale study by researchers at Duke, Stanford and University College London.

SRT Uganda Team and Village Health Team

For Immersive Undergrad Fieldwork Experience, Apply to SRT

October 17, 2016

“One of the biggest challenges in our fieldwork experience has also been one of the most rewarding elements—balancing leading and following,” the members of one 2016 student research team reflected after the community health fair they’d helped organize in Naama, Uganda, had been deemed a success by all.


Semester Abroad in India Complements Global Health Major

October 17, 2016

Between completing coursework for two majors and fitting in a fieldwork experience, Duke global health majors may find their study abroad options limited. But Duke Semester in India (DSI) offers an ideal opportunity to combine the intrigue of study abroad with the requirements of the global health co-major.

Innovation Panel

DGHI Marks 10-Year Milestone with Symposium

October 11, 2016

On Wednesday, October 5, more than 250 guests from around North Carolina’s Triangle region and beyond gathered to celebrate DGHI’s 10th anniversary at a day-long symposium and reception.

Partner Group Photo

DGHI Welcomes 25 International Partners to Campus

October 11, 2016

Last week, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) convened 25 of its international collaborators for a partnership conference held in conjunction with our 10th anniversary symposium.


DGHI Research Leads to Emergency Declaration in Peru

October 04, 2016

It’s gratifying when global health research affects policy. This was the case when Peru’s federal government declared a state of emergency after the publication of a report by DGHI researchers showing the distressing impact of gold mining on the health of people living downriver from mines in the Peruvian Amazon.