Few people would argue with the notion that exercise is good for us and pollution is bad for us. But did you know that pollution may actually counter the positive effects of outdoor exercise? A new study co-authored by DGHI's Jim Zhang provides evidence of this troubling connection. http://bit.ly/2Af3aHh
“Growing up in Brazil, I witnessed a lot of social problems and inequality in daily life,” said global health major Luiza Perez. “I thought by studying global health that I could do something bigger than simply caring for one person at a time.” Learn more about Luiza's work on the effects of mining in Peru: http://bit.ly/2j03OVp
About 1.2 billion people live without electricity, and another 1 billion have limited access because of unreliable grids. Far more lack access to clean fuels and technologies for cooking. Duke is launching a project to try to tackle some of these challenges. DGHI and Sanford School of Public Policy's Subhrendu Pattanayak will lead the project's educational initiatives and build the research network. http://bit.ly/2AnTOgk
Consider applying or helping us spread the word: the Center for Policy Impact in Global Health at DGHI is hiring! With professor Gavin Yamey at the helm, the center is seeking candidates with a master's degree, experience in global health financing and policy and strong quantitative and qualitative research skills. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2rWk50B
An accidental discovery while cleaning lab equipment led to a big breakthrough for DGHI doctoral scholar Robert Morhard and his team, who are developing an ethanol-based treatment for cervical cancer precursors. And better yet? The method could cost less than $1 USD and could be implemented without electricity, specialized equipment or hard-to-supply consumables. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2iZKcAT...