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Large-Scale, Collaborative Effort Could Help Ease Global Hearing Loss

July 11, 2017

A team of hearing experts at Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) is calling for a comprehensive, worldwide initiative to combat hearing loss. In a review article published yesterday in The Lancet, DGHI affiliate Blake Wilson and colleagues highlight accessibility to screenings, treatments and preventive measures as keys to stemming the rise of hearing loss.

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New DGHI-Led Publications Break Down Modern Statistical Methods

July 11, 2017

Effective study design and analysis are critical to any research project, and statistical literature reflects many methodological advancements for a range of study designs in the last ten to fifteen years. But scholarly articles about statistical methods are rarely published in journals commonly read by public health and global health researchers. Liz Turner, assistant professor of biostatistics, bioinformatics and global health, wanted to change that.

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Clergy Intervention Program Reduces Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes

June 26, 2017

An intervention program for more than 1,100 United Methodist clergy in North Carolina led to improvements in weight, cholesterol and blood pressure that were sustained over 24 months. The results represent findings from the Spirited Life intervention, a program of the 10-year, $17 million Clergy Health Initiative funded by The Duke Endowment.

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DGHI/KCMC Symposium Addresses Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

May 30, 2017

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. 

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DGHI Research Roundup: April 2017

May 02, 2017

Twenty-nine 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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DGHI’s Evidence Lab Creates Evaluation Toolkit for Healthcare Innovators

April 24, 2017

Thousands of social entrepreneurs are hard at work around the world trying to solve the most pressing challenges in global health, but they often lack a clear approach to evaluate their enterprise’s impact. DGHI's Evidence Lab has developed a set of five easy-to-use evaluation tools to address this challenge and help make social entrepreneurs more effective.

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