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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.


Study Examines Effect of U.S. Immigration Laws on Health-Seeking Behaviors

April 18, 2017

Researchers from DGHI's Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research (CHPIR) are embarking on a new study with colleagues at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Lehigh Universitythat will examine the influence of immigration laws on United States Latino and Hispanic immigrants’ use of services for HIV testing, alcohol and drug use disorders (AODDs) and intimate partner violence (IPV).


Physical Therapy Must Be Part of the Zika Treatment Equation

April 04, 2017

A commentary by Michel Landry and Janet Prvu Bettger, DGHI affiliates, about the need to invest in comprehensively addressing the health impact on people affected by Zika, including long-term interventional, social and disability management for children and adults who suffer from disabilities related to the disease. 


DGHI Research Roundup: March 2017

April 04, 2017

Thirty-seven 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 Researchers among Team to Develop Powerful HIV Antibody

March 28, 2017

Barton Haynes, global health professor and director of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI), and colleagues from Duke and a number of collaborating institutions recently created an extraordinarily potent antibody that can neutralize 99.5% of the HIV strains tested—a significant advance in the fight against the disease.

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Five Reasons Global Health Matters—or Should Matter—to Cardiologists

March 28, 2017

Assistant professor of medicine and global health Gerald S. Bloomfield and 2015 Master of Science in Global Health alumna Melissa Burroughs Peña recently penned a commentary, “Five Reasons Why Global Health Matters to Cardiologists,” in the journal Cardiology Clinics, in which they reflect on how our global environment bears on the cardiology profession, particularly for cardiologists in high-income countries.


Health System Factors Linked to Child Survival in Kenya

March 21, 2017

In a first-of-its-kind study to look at the connection between child survival and the health system context, DGHI and Rice University researchers found that health care costs and the number and proximity of health facilities were major factors contributing to child survival in Kenya.