Global Health Leaders Start Here

#GlobalHealth students Rick Tsao and Kerry Mallinson killed it at the #BassConnections Showcase last night with their lightning talk about their #OneHealth project! Last summer, they were two of six global health students who traveled to Sarawak, Malaysia, to study viral pathogens and investigate their impact on humans. Their research took them to hospital wards, open markets, swine farms and a pork processing plant—with the goal of improving understanding of the factors contributing to the spread of respiratory illness, ultimately enhancing preparedness for and possibly preventing disease outbreaks.
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Monday afternoon, global health major seniors presented their capstone research projects. Students have been working hard all semester under the mentorship of professors @daclements and Eric Green to research health issues and propose interventions. Many of the groups focused their projects on health in North Carolina (#LocalIsGlobal). Kudos to all of them on their hard work and accomplishments! 
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We’re so proud of 2017 MSc-GH alum @deeedawg, who made it to the finals this past weekend in the @uniteforsite social impact pitch competition! Denali and her collaborators (including #DukeMScGH student Liz Ndichu and Makerere University students Brian Matovu and Zoe Sekyonda) founded MoyoMedical Technologies, a biomedical start-up dedicated to improving #MaternalHealth through home-based early pre-eclampsia detection strips—an innovation that got its start in a cross-continental @dukeengineering class.
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Effective international partnerships require a LOT of work, and a good bit of that work happens behind the scenes and may go unnoticed. @wright.vera is one of those #UnsungHeroes that help make the magic happen in our 20+ year partnership with the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Moshi, #Tanzania. Sarah Cao, #DGHI’s assistant director for international operations, can’t speak highly enough of her contributions to the success of the partnership. “I always say, ‘She runs Moshi,’” Cao joked. She recently visited DGHI and we had a chance to sit down with her and talk about her role in the partnership, what she loves about her job, and what she thinks people would love about Moshi. Read the full Q&A at the link in our bio!
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Earlier this week, a few of our #DukeMScGH students got a great view of campus and the Triangle when they climbed the @dukechapel stairs (that’s 239 steps!) to celebrate the end of the school year with ed team staff @laurabey and Sarah Martin.
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3 teams. 3 countries. 1 winner. #DGHI prof Gavin Yamey’s annual Policy Idol is back!!! He challenged his students to develop a policy plan to engage with law enforcement in Barbados, El Salvador and Trinidad & Tobago (each team focused on one country) to prevent violence against vulnerable populations and ensure that they can access services when they experience abuse. Big thanks to @fhi360, whose staff members Robyn Dayton and Giuliana Morales helped set the challenge, provide interim feedback on the teams’ progress, and help judge the final competition. DGHI director Chris Plowe and DGHI prof Krishna Udayakumar also served as judges. We were also delighted to host a special guest from Panama via Webex--Juana Cooke Camargo, a specialist on HIV, health and development for UNDP´s Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean. The proposals and presentations were fantastic! Kudos also to @shashlb, Prof Yamey’s superstar TA!
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Big news for #DGHi alum @suhani.jalota ’16! Her nonprofit, @mynamahila, is changing the game for women and girls in Mumbai: they employ women from urban slums to manufacture and sell affordable sanitary pads in their communities, improving menstrual hygiene, providing stable employment, and building a trusted network—and the Royal Couple has taken note of their success and potential. We couldn’t be more proud of Suhani!
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#PrinceHarry and #MeghanMarkle have listed @dukealumni Suhani Jalota's @mynamahila Foundation as one of the seven charities they’ve selected for people to donate to in lieu of a wedding gift. Meghan Markle visited the charity, which works to empower women in #Mumbai's urban slums, last year. #dukealumni #royalwedding #foreverduke //PC: @mynamahila
Duke students: looking for a summer job where you can learn more about global health and hone your communications skills? Come work with us! As a student communications assistant, you would work collaboratively with the DGHI communication team to assist with a variety of communication related tasks. For more information or to apply, follow the link in our bio.

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You can take Professor Yamey out of England, but you can't take England out of Professor Yamey! Yesterday DGHI prof Gavin Yamey engaged his graduate policy class in an Oxford-style debate on the motion, “This house believes that international aid has hindered global health and development.” Teaching assistant @shashlb (also the photographer) said it was
Last week we had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Tom Gaziano from @harvardmed & @brighamandwomens for a talk about challenges and opportunities in global #CVD care. One of his takeaway messages was
Global health students: sign up to share your summer fieldwork/travel adventures with @dukeglobalbaton by following the link in our bio!!
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Duke Global Baton is back!!! Sign up to share your adventure this summer! Link in bio ✈️ #dukeiseverywhere #dukestudents #duke2022 #dukealumni  #duketravels #dukeglobal #dukeglobalbaton #dukeengage #dukeglobaled #dukeuniversity
As they gear up for this summer's fieldwork, our first-year MSc-GH students are each preparing for the adventure in different ways. For some, it's learning a new language. For others, it's building their international network. And this year, most of them are taking a new DGHI course that covers all things fieldwork. Learn more about what fieldwork prep looks like at DGHI by following the link in our bio!
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April 20, 2018

DGHI prof Lauren Franz, currently a faculty in residence working with our partners at the University of Cape Town, recently attended a film screening and discussion of the film "Life, Animated" in Cape Town in honor of World Autism Awareness Month. The film is about how Disney movies helped a young man with autism learn how to communicate. The event was hosted by the U.S. Consulate General Cape Town and the Center for Autism Research in Africa (CARA). At the event, Consul General Virginia...

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April 19, 2018

We're so proud of our seniors from Dennis Clements' and Eric Green's global health capstone classes! They did a great job presenting their out-of-the-box solutions for tackling health challenges such as HPV, diabetes and obesity!

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April 18, 2018

We're thrilled to welcome 4 new scholars into the DGHI community! These four impressive PhD students hail from biomedical engineering, statistical science, law and ecology--but they all share a passion for global health. Learn more about their DGHI-mentored research projects and why they're excited to be selected as doctoral scholars: http://bit.ly/2H3swuR...

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April 17, 2018

We’re so proud of 2017 MSc-GH alum Denali Dahl, who made it to the finals this past weekend in the Unite For Sight social impact pitch competition! Denali and her collaborators (including Duke MSc-GH student Liz Thithi Ndichu and Makerere University students Brian K Matovu and Zoe Sekyonda) founded MoyoMedical Technologies, a biomedical start-up dedicated to improving maternal health through home-based early pre-eclampsia detection strips—an innovation that got its start in a cross...

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April 16, 2018

Promising news in Ebola prevention! A new vaccine--which requires only 1 dosage--appears to provide long-lasting protection. So far, it's been 2 years, and researchers don't anticipate these values changing at 3-5 years. Read about it here: http://bit.ly/2qDf7me

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April 13, 2018

3 teams. 3 countries. 1 winner. Yesterday DGHI prof Gavin Yamey hosted his 3rd annual Policy Idol for grad students. He challenged his students to develop a policy plan to engage with law enforcement to prevent violence against vulnerable populations and improve their access services when they experience abuse. Big thanks to FHI 360, whose staff researchers Robyn Dayton and Giuliana Morales helped set the challenge, provide interim feedback on the teams’ progress, and help judge the final...

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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
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