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#BigData4ReproductiveHealth goes to Washington! Today at noon, this student research team will present their data visualization tool for the Demographic and Health Surveys #ContraceptiveCalendar, which helps identify trends in discontinuation and switching #birthcontrol.
@dukebassconnections
#researchtoaction
Over spring break last week, #DGHI professor Subhrendu Pattanayak led a group of @dukebassconnections students on a trip to #Zambia to explore the problem of #energyaccess and potential solutions from the perspectives of people who are dealing with it firsthand. Here, Manfei He (a grad student at @dukenvironment, on right in front) and Kemunto Okindo (an undergrad majoring in economics and mechanical engineering, on right in back) talk with the owner of a solar-powered TV and a rep for #solarenergy company Fenix International (left front).
#dukeiseverywhere #globalhealth @dukeengineering
#Repost @wearewholechild with @make_repost
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Had a fantastic time with Duke University working on updating the WCI-QCUALS tool to evaluate the quality of care in early childhood care and development centers. We are always looking for continuous improvement and loved working with this impressive team! Link in bio! 
#WholeChildInternational #WCIUSAID #EmbracingTheFuture
@dukechpir @dukeghi @dukeuniversity
Time to cast your votes, y'all! Jenna Mueller, one of our global health rock stars at Duke's Center for Global Women's Health Technologies, has been selected as a finalist for the Triangle Global Health Consortium's annual Ward Cates Emerging Leader Award! Jenna, a graduate of #DGHI's doctoral certificate program, is a biomedical engineer who develops low-cost devices and therapies to improve the management of #cervicalcancer in low and middle-income countries (among other inspiring, impactful projects!). Voting takes less than a minute--please consider supporting Jenna by clicking on the link in our profile!⁣
#DGHIproud #engineeringforgood #globalhealth
#DukeMScGH alum Ryan Lion '15, now a 4th-year student at @georgetownmedicine, recently completed a clinical rotation at @touchingtinylives in Lesotho. (Ryan is 3rd from left, in black, in this pic.) It's great to see his continued engagement in #globalhealth! Check out the link in our bio to read his blog post about his experience and hear his 4 big takeaways.⁣
#DGHIproud #pediatrics
Look at this happy crew of #globalhealth researchers from DGHI, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and South Africa--basking in the excitement of strategizing and networking with each other at our 2-day partnership symposium in Nairobi, Kenya! They're discussing global mental health, reproductive health, evaluation and everything in between! Who knows what lessons and ideas they'll all bring back with them ...
#partnership #bettertogether #dukeiseverywhere #interdisciplinary
Friends, we have more good news to share today! Mercy Asiedu, a @dukeengineering PhD candidate and #DGHI doctoral scholar, received the CUGH/Wasserheit Young Leader Award at #CUGH2019 this past weekend. Mercy is one of the creators of the Callascope, an inexpensive device that connects with a smartphone to deliver images of the cervix comparable to a traditional $15,000 colposcope.⁣
Learn more about her work at the link in our bio!
Congratulations to 2nd-year MS student @beth.eanelli on winning the @npr Goats & Soda Untold Global Health Stories of 2019 contest!
#Repost @dukecpigh
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At #CUGH2019 director of #DGHI's @dukecpigh director Gavin Yamey and deputy director Osondu Ogbuoji were part an extremely relevant and exciting panel that spoke on using primary health care to achieve universal health coverage in the context of Alma Ata at 40 years. #globalhealth #UHC
This week, #globalhealth undergrads in @daclements’ capstone class gave presentations on their semester-long projects. This team is working on “NC-CRIB,” an offshoot of @thebabyboxco to provide to low-income families a baby box with supplies to help keep babies safe in the first 6 months of life. #DGHI #LocalisGlobal
Great talk last night by Michele Barry, director of the @stanford.med’s Center for Innovation in Global Health, on climate’s impact on megacity health. Thanks, Dr. Barry, for sharing your passion and expertise with the DGHI and @dukeuniversity community! #GlobalHealth #DGHI #ClimateChange
What’s it like to develop and run a wildly popular global health @coursera course? We asked #DGHI prof David Boyd, who has managed to parlay his classroom charm into online savvy with personal interviews with #globalhealth experts, in-the-field videos and candid lectures in his “unique” office. See excerpts from our conversation, get insights from Dr. Boyd and find a link to his course, “The Challenges of Global Health” at the link in our bio! (Photos: Dr. Boyd interviews romance studies prof/#DGHI affiliate Bethzaida Fernandez about cultural competence and @dukesanford prof/#DGHI affiliate Kelly Brownell about global nutrition for the updated version of the course, coming this summer!)
#onlinelearning #dukelearninginnovation @dukeuniversity
March 22, 2019

A horrific accident--caused when a scarf gets entangled in a motorized rickshaw's machinery--is becoming all too common for young Bangladeshi women. Anna Tupetz, a physical therapist and DGHI master's student, is studying and raising awareness about this issue.

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March 21, 2019

"Tuberculosis is preventable, treatable and curable—making the avoidable burden of TB a moral catastrophe." On the heels of a new The Lancet Commission report, DGHI's Gavin Yamey and UCSF's Michael Reid share their thoughts in a Global Health NOW op-ed. Center for Policy Impact in Global Health

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March 20, 2019

DGHI professor Mary Story shares her nutrition expertise and healthy lunch secrets in this helpful article from Working@Duke! What are YOUR go-to lunch foods?

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March 19, 2019

Time to cast your votes, y'all! Jenna Mueller, one of our global health rock stars at the Duke Center for Global Women's Health Technologies, has been selected as a finalist for the Triangle Global Health Consortium's annual Ward Cates Emerging Leader Award! Jenna, a graduate of DGHI's doctoral certificate program, is a biomedical engineer who develops low-cost devices and therapies to improve the management of cervical cancer in low and middle-income countries (among other inspiring,...

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March 18, 2019

DGHI professors and researchers reunite with some of our incredible partners from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and South Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, for a workshop to network, strategize and share ideas. More photos to come!

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March 18, 2019

In this engaging TEDx talk, DGHI professor Bill Pan schools us on artisan gold mining in Peru--one of the biggest threats to sustainable development and human health worldwide--and how you don't have to be a scientist to be part of the solution. Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke Duke Center for International Development (DCID) Duke Global

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DGHI's Unique Approach to Global Health
Eradicating Human Diseases: Opportunities and Risks
Breaking Down Barriers through the Arts
Reaping Big Benefits from Leadership
Tackling HIV Disclosure in Tanzanian Teens
A Novel Approach to Teen HIV Treatment
Deng Madut MS'18 Discusses His Field Research in Tanzania
Loren Barcenas MS'19 Discusses Her Field Research in Tanzania
Sahar Almarzooqi MS'19 Discusses Her Field Research in Tanzania
Happy New Year from DGHI!