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This week, @dukechpir & #DGHI professor Sara LeGrand is in Thailand sharing her work on using #mhealth 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!
Last week, the @motion117 video crew came to collect footage of David Eagle, an associate in research at @dukechpir, for a video commissioned by @congoinitiative, a Christian NGO that trains Congolese leaders and global partners united for a flourishing Democratic Republic of Congo. The video will highlight Congo Initiative’s partnership with Blacknall Presbyterian Church in Durham, NC, and illustrates how members can get involved with the organization. In the video, David will talk about how his clergy health research in Congo developed through Blacknall and professional opportunities at @dukeuniversity.
@dukedivinity #clergy #video #drc #trenthalllife
STUDENTS: looking for interdisciplinary research and development opportunities? Announcing the Data+ AND Code+ Information Fair on January 17th in Gross Hall – 3rd Floor Atrium area and room 355 off of the atrium from 3-4 p.m. 
Students will have the opportunity to talk with the 2019 project leads for both Data+ and Code+, and learn more about projects for summer 2019. 
Code+ projects are paid internships that focus on application/product development, while Data+ projects are stipend-based and focus on learning to marshal, analyze and visualize data from a wide spectrum of sources. 
Code+ representatives will be available to discuss their projects in Gross Hall room 355, Data+ project leads will be available to meet with students and discuss project goals in the Ahmadieh Atrium (3rd Floor Gross Hall). Light refreshments will be provided. #DGHI #GlobalHealth #interdisciplinary
Happy new year from #DGHI! As we mark the new year, we hope you’ll join us in working to bring health to communities around the world. We wish you all the best in 2019! Check out our new year video at the link in our bio!

#newyear #samemission #healthdisparities #globalhealth
Hey there students ... Hope you had a great break filled with adventure and relaxation! We're glad you're back and we're looking forward to another exciting semester with you! 
#fdoc #globalhealth #DGHI #dukestudents #newyear
#DukeMScGH student Godfrey Kisigo has been recording assessment questions and response options in Swahili in the @dukelibraries studio with the assistance of @dukeuniversity undergrads Charity Agasaro (red sweatshirt) and Saumya Sao (black Duke shirt). The recordings will be used for an #HIV stigma reduction intervention for women in Moshi, Tanzania, at their first prenatal care visit. #DGHI prof Melissa Watt is leading the pilot study. Learn more about Melissa’s work at the link in our bio!
Last month, #DGHI's Bill Pan and Ernesto Ortiz traveled to #Peru to sign MOUs with 2 of their close collaborators, the Regional Health Directorate of Madre de Dios (DIRESA-MDD), the region where they've been working for the last 7+ years, and the Amazon Institute for Research (IIAP), the research branch of Peru’s Ministry of Environment. The photo shows the signing of the MOU with DIRESA-MDD. Pan and Ortiz also took part in a workshop related to the Minamata Convention hosted by the Ministry of Environment. The Minamata Convention is an international treaty whose goal is to eliminate the use of mercury worldwide. Ernest said,
Wishing you a wonderful 2019!
#newyear #cheers #2019
Students, check this out! @dukebassconnections has launched 5 new project teams starting this spring to tackle research to inform #hurricanepreparedness and #resiliency efforts--and one of them is under the #globalhealth theme (Developing Data Tools for Natural Disasters: Implementing Best Practices for Electricity-dependent Medicaid Enrollees). Interested? Apply soon--the deadline is January 9! Learn more at the link in our bio.
#globalhealth student Victoria Hsiung shares her story in the
Look who we spotted on #instagram! Lindy Reynolds MS'18 has been working at the @who for the past few months on a scoping review of simulation exercises from a health system resilience perspective. Her team's goal was to determine whether existing exercises tested the quality of care provided during the response to #publichealth emergencies as well as maintenance of routine services during the response. Lindy's back from Geneva now but will be continuing her work remotely. 
@dukealumni @dukegradschool #dghiproud #globalhealth #likeaboss
Congratulations to the Duke Global Digital Health Sciences Center on winning #DGHI's first ever #doordecoratingcontest! #multimedia & #interactivity #ftw!
January 18, 2019

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 Neurosurgery Duke Surgery

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January 17, 2019

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.

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January 16, 2019

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 Alumni Duke Global Duke University Graduate School

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January 15, 2019

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

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January 14, 2019

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. Duke Global Duke University

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January 11, 2019

"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. Duke Alumni

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