Big shout-out/congrats to 2016 alum Suhani Jalota, who has been named one of Forbes' 30 under 30 social entrepreneurs in Asia! Suhani founded the Myna Mahila Foundation to provide impoverished women in India with affordable health products (such as sanitary napkins) and create opportunities for young female entrepreneurs. She is unstoppable and we are SO proud of her!
Duke Alumni Sanford School of Public Policy
ON THE BLOG: "In my photos, you can feel the happiness, the pride, the humility and the kindness of each individual in each moment. It’s contagious. It’s inspiring. It’s emotional. But as much as I want to share it all with you, I hesitate to press 'share' as I scroll through my camera roll." Junior Niisoja Torto reflects on the complexities and nuances of sharing experiences through images.
Regardless of whether orphans and separated children are placed with extended family members or in institutions, the one thing they need is a stable living situation with a family-like environment, says Kate Whetten, a DGHI professor and director of the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research. Whetten was quoted in a recent NPR article highlighting an orphanage in Honduras that epitomizes this model. Learn more:
VIDEO: Two villages at the base of Marojejy National Park in northeast Madagascar depend on a polluted river as their only source of water ... but it's time they get access to this basic human right. Learn more about their efforts, aided by a team of Duke University student researchers (video by global health student Helena Merk): http://bit.ly/2KceEza
Global health master's student Beth Eanelli recently took us on a glorious visual tour of her fieldwork community in The Gambia, where she's researching solar technology and light and its impact on midwives and health workers who are conducting deliveries in rural areas. She's been interviewing midwives about some of the barriers to care women face when delivering and how light and electricity affect health workers’ quality of care. Check out these incredible fieldwork snapshots!
We're so excited for the 2018 Triangle Global Health Consortium annual conference--Innovation for Global Health Impact--on 9/27! Registration is now open, and trust us: you don't want to miss this event! Early bird rate is available till 9/7, and students and consortium members also get discounts. Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/2tBhgD8