Global Health Council breaks down President Trump's proposed budget, which would have devastating effects for underserved communities across the world: "Overall Foreign Assistance was cut approximately 32%, with a cut of 26% to global health programs at USAID and the State Department. Of note, funding for family planning, vulnerable children, and the HIV/AIDS program at USAID were zeroed out." Read more: http://bit.ly/2rhDxoi
Congratulations to MSc-GH student Shashika Bandara and global health doctoral scholar Faraz Usmani on receiving grants to foster interdisciplinary inquiry across campus and beyond! Shashika's project team will design a course for undergraduates on systems thinking and modeling in health and environment. Faraz's project, a follow-on grant, will further the development of the Global Energy Access Network (GLEAN). Learn more: http://bit.ly/2rhMw95
In the last of a 3-part feature on a spring Anthropology and Global Health class that focused on the relationships between body, health, mobility and urban environments, we're sharing the multimedia website created by a group of students in the class. Through photos and short essays, the students reflect on the meaning and impact of ghost bikes in Durham, North Carolina, as well as their experience with one particular memorial: http://bit.ly/2rQrpHP
We're excited to announce that Susan Emmett, assistant professor of medicine and global health at Duke, is one of 21 young innovators selected as a TED Fellow! She'll take the TED stage this August in Arusha, Tanzania, where she'll talk about reducing hearing health disparities across the globe. ...
So proud of Duke University global health graduate Lily Zerihun '16, who's been admitted to 11 medical schools. “I want to work in some service capacity,” she said. “Being able to directly impact communities in the U.S. and around the world that don’t have access to health care – I want to be someone who makes a difference in that.” Best wishes to Lily at Columbia University! http://bit.ly/2r9gfkn
In a new commentary in Lancet Global Health, DGHI professor Gavin Yamey and many others call for consolidating and enhancing donor support for new initiatives to develop vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics to prevent potential outbreaks from becoming humanitarian crises. This, they say, would be an efficient way to channel resources aimed at improving global outbreak preparedness and response: http://bit.ly/2qZVOXb