As all too many families are discovering, having health insurance doesn't necessarily ensure financial security in the face of health crises. Nearly 1/2 of American workers enrolled in high-deductible health insurance plans say they don’t have enough savings to cover the cost of the deductible--which averages > $1,300. In this audio feature, DGHI affiliate Yousuf Zafar talks with NPR about the problem.
How Africa’s porous borders make it difficult to contain Ebola: A Q&A with Mosoka Fallah, Deputy Director General at the National Public Health Institute of Liberia and Visiting Scientist at Harvard Medical School.
Longtime DGHI professor Dennis Clements is retiring from his clinical role at Duke Children's. His colleague, Dr. Richard Chung, tweeted this photo of Dennis on his last day of clinic with a quote from Dennis's talk: “You can’t help patients get where they need to go without first understanding where they are. Listen first and make sure they know they have been heard.” Wise words from a wise man and cherished colleague! Thankfully, he'll still be hanging out with us at DGHI! 😊
What have our researchers been up to? 55 DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications. Learn about their latest research here: https://bit.ly/2WBcAMr
A new way to fight malaria? Scientists have used a spider gene to genetically engineer a fungus to produce a venom that can quickly kill mosquitoes -- and in the first tests mimicking conditions in sub-Saharan Africa, where malaria remains a major public health problem, it was highly effective at killing the mosquitoes. https://n.pr/2Ww0J1W
Xiao Ji spent four years practicing as a cardiologist at a hospital in China, but she wasn't fulfilled: she wanted to impact more people and focus on disease prevention. That's why she decided to get an MS in global health at Duke Kunshan University. In this Q&A, she reflects on her path: https://bit.ly/2EX8zH1