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Check out the article “Five Reasons Global Health Matters—or Should Matter—to Cardiologists” by following the link in our bio!

#GlobalHealth #DGHI #cardiology
These stats came from DGHI Board Chair Jack Leslie and Ward Brehm’s op-ed titled “U.S. Foreign Aid Works; It's the Right Thing to Do (and It's Minimal)”, featured in today’s newsletter. Read the article by following the link in our bio!

#GlobalHealth #DGHI #ForeignAid
…And earning Honorable Mention is senior global health major @bennetthartley ’s film “COPE in Uganda.” The video highlights his work as part of the Student Research Training program team in Uganda in summer of 2015. Check it out on our YouTube channel!

#GlobalHealth #DGHI #FilmFestival
Congratulations to Michaela O'Brien, who won first place in the recent Duke Global Health Student Film Festival with
We're delighted and proud to share the inaugural issue of the STUDENT-RUN global health journal, the
Today is World Water Day! Safe, clean drinking water and properly managed waste water are critical for health of a community. #DGHI #GlobalHealth #WorldWaterDay
DGHI students: the deadline for pre-approval for experiential learning activities is fast approaching. Submit approval forms soon! More info in the link in our bio. #DGHI #GlobalHealth #ExperientialLearning
#DGHI professor Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell (right), talks with Yenny Fuentes (left) and midwife Catya Lopez in Lima, Peru, in front of a mobile van that provides #CervicalCancer screening services. Proeschold-Bell is in Peru as part of a #BassConnections project related to the development of an innovative new colposcope designed to increase access to cervical cancer screening in low-resource settings. #FacultyInAction #WomensHealth
Jack Leslie, chair of our board and chairman of global communications and engagement firm Weber Shandwick, and his wife, Caroline Pech, established the Leslie Family Global Health Fellowship Fund. The fund will provide fellowships to DGHI graduate, professional and doctoral students with a preference for students from Africa studying global health and/or students pursuing research pertaining to the strengthening of health systems in Africa. Learn about why they established the fund by clicking on the link in our bio!
What's behind the low uptake of the clinically proven DASH diet for people with high blood pressure? Duke researchers, including #DGHI's Dori Steinberg & Gary Bennett, shared their thoughts in last week's JAMA. Check out the link in our bio.
In a study published this morning, DGHI professor Wendy O'Meara and colleagues examined the relationship between survival beyond 59 months of age and geographic distribution of health facilities, quality of services, and cost of services in Kenya. They found that survival rates varied significantly across geographic areas. These differences can be partially explained by differences in distribution of health facilities and user fees. Click on the link in our bio to read the article.
DGHI wishes all our students a great spring break!
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Campus is really blossoming into spring with this gorgeous weather we've been having! The Chapel looks lovely in pink 🌸 #DukeStudents (📸: @megankmendenhall)

We're thrilled to announce that Lavanya Vasudevan, research scholar at DGHI and the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research, is a finalist for the Ward Cates Emerging Leader Award, sponsored by the Triangle Global Health Consortium. Lavanya is a global leader and expert in digital health and is currently consulting on digital health taxonomy and evidence for the WHO. We may be a little biased, but we think she's a supremely deserving candidate! ;-) Please take a moment to cast your...


Duke researchers, including Bart Haynes of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute, were among a team to develop an extraordinarily powerful HIV antibody. One of the findings was especially relevant in the global health context: they found that the antibody was able to neutralize 100 of 100 clade C viruses tested--and the predominant clade of viruses in Africa are clade C.” http://bit.ly/2ocW2FH



In the BBC Future story, "12 Questions We Need to Prioritize in 2017," DGHI & Sanford School of Public Policy professor Gavin Yamey shares his thoughts on how to fight global disease in an interconnected world. Read his response and those of many other thought leaders on these 12 complex, provocative questions.


Congratulations to Júlia Sroda Agudogo, Duke Engineering major, for winning the Rice 360 Institute for Global Health's Global Health Design Competition with her speculum-free cervical imaging project! Way to blend engineering and global health for innovative change ... can't wait to see how this project evolves! Center for Global Women's Health Technologies



Our friend and colleague, Claire Neal, executive director of the Triangle Global Health Consortium, penned an op-ed that makes a great case for maintaining or increasing U.S. global health funding. She argues that federal global health funding cuts would not only affect our safety and the health of people in low-resource settings around the world, but would also have a significant negative impact on the NC global health community. Definitely worth a read!


Great to see a few global health students, scholars and alums among these research team mentors who are building their leadership skills through Duke Bass Connections!


Training Tomorrow's Global Health Leaders: Senior Voices 2014
Global Mental Health at Duke
Finding Your Niche at Duke
DGHI Research Series: Road traffic injuries
Connecting Students With Research, Their Communities & The World
New Course: Primate Disease Ecology and Global Health
Engineering Solutions for Global Health
The Voices of Global Health Showcase
Studying Global Health in the Peruvian Amazon:  A Bass Connections Project
Introducing 2013-14 Doris Duke Fellows at Duke University