Global Health Leaders Start Here

We had a great time hosting the @norfolk_academy Global Health Fellows last week. They joined us in discussing determinants of health, debating how to improve the health of people with chronic disease, and solving a simulated influenza outbreak in Norfolk.
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Hey @dukestudents, It's not too late to join a 2019-2020 Bass Connections project team!
Applications are now open for 21 teams looking to recruit additional student members. The deadline to apply is August 22 at 11:59 p.m. (Applications are rolling and teams will close once they fill, so get your application in early!) Visit our website to explore the unique opportunities on all the recruiting teams. (
ON THE BLOG: #GlobalHealth undergrad Arthi Kozhumam reflects on how her own identity has been shaped by her fieldwork experience at the @udayancare residential care program in #Delhi, India.
She writes,
ON THE BLOG: Emily Coffey (BS'20) reflects on her time in #Peru.
Students in the field this summer, we want to see what you're up to! Tag us in your photos and there just might be some #DGHI swag waiting for you when you get back.
📷: one of our favorite photos from last summer, “Child Welfare Clinic Day,” by Maya Stephens, Master of Science in Global Health Student
#bluedevilsinthefield #dukeiseverywhere #globalhealth
Chrissy Crute, a @dukeenvironment PhD student, traveled to China this summer to study the health effects of maternal electronic-waste exposure on child development. In this photo, she's with a few of her teammates: (L to R) Liping Feng (Duke faculty), Chrissy, Yan Sun (master's student), John Ji (@dukekunshan faculty). She recently shared a few of the lessons she learned this summer as a novice field researcher. Read her blog post at the link in our profile!⁠
#environmentalhealth #bluedevilsinthefield #dukeiseverywhere
Global health master's student Jacob Stocks (standing) is working with @dukeglobalrh in Kenya this summer leading a pilot usability study of mSaada, a digital platform to help facilitate #cervicalcancer prevention. Here, he fields questions from study participants as they review study documents and mSaada mobile app content. (📷 by Hannah Stocks)⁠
#BlueDevilsInTheField #DukeIsEverywhere #ReproductiveHealth
We hope your 4th is filled with fun, relaxation and fireworks! ⁠
#independenceday #fourthofjuly
Check out recent #DukeMScGH grad & #globalhealth/emergency medicine fellow Julian Hertz giving his research elevator pitch to @nihgov director Francis Collins yesterday at the Fogarty/Global Health Fellows meeting at NIH! Julian did his field research at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Moshi, Tanzania.⁠
DGHI professor and dermatologist Neil Prose is not your typical doctor. He has a passion for empathetic communication inspired by a simple statement a mentor made years ago: “Curiosity transforms strangers into people we can empathize with.” Click on the link in our bio to learn more about Neil's approach with patients and students--as well as his experience with a form of yoga that will make you 🤣.⁠
#laughteristhebestmedicine #healthhumanities #empathyiseverything
Reposted from @duke_sanford_goes_global:

NBD, just a global health undergrad (Niisoja Torto, right) taking a walk in Geneva with the head of the World Health Organization …

The Geneva edition of the “Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge” celebrates the importance of health and recognizes the vital role that the city of Geneva plays as a hub for global health. 
#globalhealth #dukeiseverywhere
Original caption: Walk the Talk! Global Health Fellow (and @dukeghi student) Niisoja Torto participated in a @whocampaign alongside WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghenreyeus!! #StarstruckByAssociation#WalktheTalk #WHO #sanfordgoesglobal
August 16, 2019

Check out the work of our colleagues in Peru! Increasing access to reproductive healthcare and raising awareness of new tools to screen for cervical cancer:

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August 15, 2019

If you work in #globalhealth in any capacity, this Twitter thread from Madhukar Pai of McGill Global Health Programs is essential reading:

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August 14, 2019

"Global health is not just a medical problem, it’s not just a sociology problem, it’s not just a policy problem—they’re all different aspects that need to come together to address disparities in health, and I think that training was really fundamental to me in my next roles." -Christine McKenna '08

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August 13, 2019

“It’s easy to dehumanize that problem. It’s easy in global health to think ‘Oh, these numbers are so huge. I’ll never make a difference.’ But talking to individuals personalizes the matter, it makes you realize that positive change can happen.” -Rachel Baber (C'20)

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August 12, 2019

Amazing to see the work of #DGHI alumna Suhani Jalota and her Myna Mahila Foundation featured in VOGUE India last week! Thank you for the heads up, Duke University in India.

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August 09, 2019

We were thrilled to host the Norfolk Academy Global Health Fellows last week. They spent time discussing determinants of health, debating how to improve the health of people with chronic disease, and solving a simulated influenza outbreak in Norfolk. You can read more about their experience here:

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Happy New Year from DGHI!