Global health master's student Loren Barcenas discusses her thesis project--she's working on a study with assistant professor Catherine Staton in Moshi, Tanzania, to determine whether sending text messages to patients can help them reduce their alcohol intake. She shares what her day-to-day fieldwork looked like, why she chose this project and what she learned in the field.
João Ricardo Nickenig Vissoci
Duke Surgery & DGHI professor Tamara Fitzgerald is collaborating with Ugandan surgeons to save babies with a rare birth defect that shouldn’t be fatal, but in Uganda, often is. It's part of a broader program that's building capacity for pediatric surgery in a country with around 20 million children and only a handful of pediatric surgeons.
DGHI MS alumnus Deng Madut discusses his master's thesis project, in which he conducted a community-based survey in different communities in the Kilimanjaro region to better understand what diseases occur in the community and what people do when they're sick.
Duke University Graduate School
This week, DGHI professor Sara LeGrand is in Thailand sharing her work on using mobile health technologies to enhance PrEP uptake, adherence and retention at the Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation on PrEP Implementation. Check out this cool illustration of her talk!
Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research at Duke University
DGHI master's student Sahar Almarzooqi discusses her thesis project: testing a peer-led approach for delivering an HIV education program for youth living with HIV in Moshi, Tanzania. Sahar shares what her day-to-day fieldwork looked like, why she chose this project and what she learned in the field.
"Health care is a human right that everyone deserves, no matter the person's age, race, gender or sexual identity. Taking away a patient's access to health care is morally flawed," writes global health alum Hussain Lalani '13 in an op-ed today opposing a recent ruling in Texas that the Afforadable Care Act is unconstitutional.