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DGHI and Duke Partners Launch Global Health Innovation Center

September 19, 2017

This summer, DGHI and partners across Duke launched the Duke Global Health Innovation Center (GHIC) to study and support the scaling and adaptation of health innovations, and related policy reforms, to address critical health challenges worldwide.

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DGHI Professor and TED Fellow Susan Emmett Gives TED Talk in Tanzania

September 19, 2017

Susan Emmett, assistant professor of surgery at Duke University School of Medicine and assistant research professor at the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), was selected as a TED Fellow this spring. She delivered a talk from the TEDGlobal stage this August in Arusha, Tanzania.

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DGHI Announces New Grant Opportunities

September 12, 2017

Last week, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) announced two requests for proposals: one for international travel awards, and another for our nascent Faculty-in-Residence program. 

Research Roundup

DGHI Research Roundup: Summer 2017

August 29, 2017

Fifty-five DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications this summer.

ACE Team

New Grant to Evaluate Task Sharing Model for Mental Health Care in Kenya

August 21, 2017

Kathryn Whetten, professor of public policy and global health, thinks task sharing has the potential to narrow the mental health treatment gap in low- and middle-income countries. She’s been awarded a five-year $3.4 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health that aims to evaluate the scaling-up of task sharing mental health care in Kenya.

Pratt Pouch Being Used

Tiny Packet Is Making a Big—and Growing—Dent in Childhood HIV

August 07, 2017

Developed in 2008, the Pratt Pouch—a ketchup packet-like pouch of antiretroviral drugs—has already saved thousands of lives in Ecuador, Zambia and Tanzania. And now, its reach is expanding in Ecuador and a new initiative will bring the pouch to Uganda.

David Walmer Giving Intro at HsCC Meeting

New Alliance Aims to Improve Cervical Cancer Care and Prevention in Haiti

August 07, 2017

Twenty years after founding Family Health Ministries, a non-profit health organization in Haiti, associate global health professor and OB/GYN physician David Walmer and his wife, adjunct associate professor Katherine Walmer, have extended their efforts to fight cervical cancer through Haiti sans Cervical Cancer, a non-profit organization they co-founded that has helped bring together some of the world’s foremost NGOs to revolutionize cervical cancer care in the country.

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