Global Health Leaders Start Here

This week one of our @bassconnections teams headed to the International Conference on Family Planning in Kigali, Rwanda, to share their knowledge and soak up the wealth of expertise of thousands of others who are also deeply invested in #reproductivehealth, #familyplanning and #womensempowerment. They showcased their #bigdata contraceptive calendar #dataviz tool at a poster session yesterday--and by the looks of it, their poster was hopping with visitors! Plus--bonus--they won an award! #ICFP2018 #DGHIproud @mollypaley @saumsao @dukeglobalrh
A few of the faculty and staff members from #DGHI, including many members of our #diversity & #inclusion committee, who recently attended a 2-day workshop by the Racial Equity Institute in which participants get talking points, learn about historical factors and come to understand an organizational definition of racism. REI, based in Greensboro, NC, believes that organizations are often working in very intentionally civil ways yet operating from multiple understandings that rely more on personal feelings and popular opinion—which complicates the goal of eliminating racial and ethnic disparities and producing equitable outcomes. Learn more about REI by following the link in our bio!
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of DGHI’s Master of Science in Global Health program, we’re featuring several alumni and current students on Instagram. Today’s feature is Dorothy Mangale (MSc-GH ’15) who is currently coordinating implementation of a prospective cohort study being conducted across nine sites in six countries (Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso and Pakistan). The study aims to dial down on the causes of death, poor nutritional recovery and risk of de-admission among acutely ill, malnourished children in low- and middle-income countries. This fall, Dorothy is beginning a PhD program in implementation science in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. In this photo, Dorothy, second from the left in the bottom row, is pictured with her team after training. To read more about Dorothy and other MSc-GH grads and students, check out the 10th Anniversary feature linked in our bio!

#MScGH10 #DGHI #GlobalHealth
DGHI alum Nicole Savage (a global health major in the class of 2015) works with @psiimpact as a @princetoninafrica fellow, doing data analysis and M&E for global health programs across West and Central Africa. She recently took over @princetoninafrica’s account to share some of her experiences. Check out their page to see more! 
#DGHI #GlobalHealth 
@dukealumni @dukeuniversity @dukestudents

#Repost @princetoninafrica with @make_repost
Bonjour à tous! My name is Nicole Savage and I’m the ‘18-‘19 Regional Evidence Fellow for Population Services International (@psiimpact) here in Dakar, Senegal. Follow along over the next two days to catch a glimpse into my life in Dakar!
It's been great having 9 extra students in Trent Hall this semester from our
Check out these highlights from the 2018 Global Health Research Showcase! This past Monday, 133 DGHI students presented fieldwork research that they conducted in 24 countries on 5 continents. We’re so proud of the hard work students invested in these projects!

#DGHI #GlobalHealth #GHshowcase #fieldwork
We're excited to announce the winners of this year's student #fieldwork #photocontest! As #DGHI professor Sumi Ariely said in her remarks last night, these photos, along with the 56 others submitted,
Come out tonight for the most exciting #DGHI event of the year--when 50+#globalhealth students share their research experiences and findings with the @dukeuniversity community! We're so proud of our students and hope you'll join us in supporting them tonight from 5-7pm (drop-in) in the Great Hall at the Trent Semans Center! Light refreshments, too!
#dukeintheworld #bluedevilsinthefield #dukeresearch #dukestudents #fieldwork #dukeiseverywhere #DGHIproud
They voted and so should you! DGHI professor Megan Huchko gave her global reproductive health students extra credit for voting early on campus or through absentee ballots. The evidence? Voting selfies! Today, one week out from U.S. Election Day, we urge you to share your voice by VOTING! #DGHIvotes #DukeVotes #Vote #DukeStudents
Big congrats to the Duke Global Women's Health Technologies Center's Calla team on being chosen as one of the winners at the 2018 @dukehealth Innovation Jam! The team--including #DGHI professor Nimmi Ramanujam and #globalhealth doctoral scholar & @dukeengineering PhD student Mercy Asiedu--was awarded $40K to advance the development of the Callascope, a low-cost tool that enables provider-based and self-cervix imaging.
#gamechanger #innovation #ideasthatwork #womenshealth
Look what we found in the DGHI kitchen this morning!
#happyhalloween #pumpkin #carving #jackolantern #trenthalllife
Earlier this month, in collaboration with the Guatemala Ministry of Health, pediatric surgeon and #DGHI prof Henry Rice led a patient safety symposium focused on reducing medical errors and improving healthcare quality across the Guatemala National Health System. At the event, 41 hospital directors from across the country worked to identify national patient safety problems and propose strategic improvement initiatives. Rice was joined by Duke pediatric anesthesiology quality director and DGHI affiliate Brad Taicher, Joe Doty from the Duke School of Medicine and MS student Isabelle Sico, who completed her master’s fieldwork on this topic earlier this year. The event was coordinated by the Guatemala Ministry of Health, @dukeuniversity, @fundegua and the University of San Carlos. This symposium builds on Rice’s extensive research in patient safety and was part of a broad collaborative patient safety initiative in Guatemala, where Rice has been working for many years. #DGHI #GlobalHealth #PatientSafety
November 16, 2018

VIDEO: Congratulations to DGHI prof Michael Haglund, who was recently honored by the Duke Medical Alumni Association with a Humanitarian Award for his work in building neurosurgery capacity in Uganda and more. What an inspiration!

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November 15, 2018

A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but sometimes it's still worth it to hear the story behind the photo. In this multimedia feature, our photo contest winners share the story of their fieldwork, the inspiration for their photo and why they think images can be a great global health storytelling tool. Check it out! Adobe Spark Duke University Duke Bass Connections Duke University Graduate School

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November 14, 2018

Disease eradication is difficult, expensive and risky. Is it worth it? On November 28 at the Duke University School of Nursing, DGHI's Gavin Yamey will lead a discussion with four panelists from DGHI and Community & Family Medicine exploring the scientific, political, financial, behavioral, and ethical questions surrounding disease eradication. The panel will be followed by a brief reception. Learn more about the event here:

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November 13, 2018

We're so proud of our students who shared their research at our 7th annual Global Health Research Showcase last week! Get the scoop--including videos and a multimedia feature--here!

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November 12, 2018

Check out our photos from one of the most exciting DGHI events of the year! On 11/5/18, nearly 100 students exhibited posters and shared findings and reflections from their summer global health fieldwork.

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November 09, 2018

With her 3-month old baby in tow, DGHI professor Catherine Staton made a motion at the Safety 2018 World conference in Thailand to formally recognize alcohol as a leading contributor to injuries, violence and non-communicable diseases. Her motion was passed in a rousing round of applause! #WorkingMoms

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