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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!
Last Thursday, global health major seniors presented their capstone research projects. Students have been working hard all semester under the mentorship of professors @daclements to research health issues and propose interventions. Many of the groups focused their projects on health in North Carolina (#LocalIsGlobal). Kudos to all of them on their hard work and accomplishments! 
#DukeStudents #DukeResearch #TrentHallLife #GlobalHealth #PictureDuke
Jiani Sun MS'10, an alum from the 1st #DukeMScGH cohort, presents her research at an event celebrating the 5th anniversary of the @dukekunshan global health program. We couldn't be more proud of our alums! 
@dukealumni @dukegradschool #dukeintheworld #dukeiseverywhere #dghiproud
“The women who have used the Pratt Pouch are empowered. It has helped them see themselves not as a victim but as powerful and capable of saving their child from this disease.” —Humberto Mata, co-founder of @fundacionvihda 
Mata and his organization, Fundación VIHDA, have been working with the Pratt Pouch team since 2012 to bring the pouch to #Ecuador. He estimates that they’ve distributed Pratt Pouches to about 1,000 women with #HIV since then, and they’re working on expanding access to the pouch—an  inexpensive solution that preserves a single dose of antiretroviral medicine for up to a year and makes it easy for mothers to protect their newborns from infection. In this photo, a woman is using the Pratt Pouch in Ecuador. Photo by Fundación VIHDA.
Click the link in our bio to read our multimedia story about the Pratt Pouch! 
#PrattPouch10 #engineeringforgood #biomedicalengineering #dukeintheworld #innovation #ARV
Hard at work: students in Joy Noel Baumgartner's global maternal and child health class prep with Dr. Baumgartner for their group presentation. #TrentHallLife
#DGHI prof Myaing Nyunt examines mosquito larvae at a teak plantation in Myanmar’s Mandalay Region. #malaria #BlueDevilsInTheField
Last week a panel of #DGHI and Community & Family Medicine faculty discussed the challenges and benefits of eradicating diseases—Is it worth the time and resources? What are the trade-offs? What diseases should/could be eradicated? What stands in the way of vaccine acceptance? So many fascinating questions… and lots of insights from a variety of perspectives.
@dukeglobalrh @dukecpigh
Last Wednesday, 10 graduate and undergraduate students representing four teams did an incredible job presenting their @dukebassconnections projects as part of the Duke at Home in the World series. In this photo, DGHI doctoral scholar Jackie Gerson (center) answers a question from the audience.
#DukeInTheWorld #BlueDevilsInTheField @dukeglobalrh
The theme of the 30th #WorldAIDSDay--today!--is
In collaboration with @egpaf, the Pratt Pouch team has recently built a high-tech facility at Hospice Uganda in Kampala with semi-custom equipment that fills and seals a pouch in four seconds—one quarter the time it takes to fill pouches manually. #DukeMScGH Jordan Schermerhorn MS’15 traveled to Uganda to help get the new facility up and running. Reflecting on her experience on the project, she said, “My role on Pratt Pouch production was one of the
Alexa Choy graduated from @dukeengineering in 2014 with a biomedical engineering major. In 2012, she designed and implemented a study investigating the user acceptability of the Pratt Pouch and traveled to Ecuador in Summer 2013, where she observed the first human uses of the pouch by mothers and nurses. That experience, she said, “has left a lasting impact on me and was a critical part of my journey into pursuing a career in medicine.” It also deepened Alexa’s commitment to finding ways to care for patients in resource-limited settings. In this photo, taken during Alexa’s field research in 2013, a pharmacist technician is filling pouches in Ecuador.
Check out our multimedia story about the Pratt Pouch at the link in our bio! 
#PrattPouch10 #engineeringforgood #biomedicalengineering #dukeintheworld #innovation #ARV @dukeuniversity @dukealumni @dukestudents @engrworldhealth @egpaf @fundacionvihda @maternova_inc
December 18, 2018

Global health alumna Nicole Savage ’15 has used the diverse skills she honed as a global health and public policy double major for three different global health positions. Currently, she's in Senegal as a Princeton in Africa Fellow with Population Services International. Learn more about her global health path!

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December 17, 2018

Check out this cool multimedia website created by students in the Issues in Global Displacement class to help refugees from African countries better adjust to American culture--from videos on navigating grocery stores and healthcare systems to links to key websites: Service-Learning at Duke University

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December 14, 2018

Congratulations to Duke Digital Health (first photo) on winning DGHI's first ever door decorating contest--way to incorporate interactivity AND multimedia! 😄 What a fun way to ring in the holidays! Check out all the doors here ... which one is your favorite?

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December 13, 2018

Scarf injuries can cause debilitating injury for women in Bangladesh. Learn more about what causes these injuries and what master student and physical therapist Anna Tupetz learned about this topic through her summer research in Bangladesh.

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December 12, 2018

A century after the 1918-1919 flu pandemic, we understand much more about diagnosing and controlling the flu, but most global health experts say our interconnected communities present the same danger for the right kind of virus. So if--or shall we say when--that virus emerges, will we be ready?

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December 11, 2018

Learning how to craft a story may be an atypical approach to preparing future health practitioners, but to pediatric oncologist Ray Barfield, one of the instructors of Duke's "Storytelling in Medicine and Health" course, storytelling is powerful tool that lies at the heart of medical practice. Students say that hearing others' stories is "profound" and the class "fosters reflection in a way no course I’ve taken at Duke ever has."

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Training Tomorrow's Global Health Leaders: Senior Voices 2014
Global Mental Health at Duke
Finding Your Niche at Duke
DGHI Research Series: Road traffic injuries
Connecting Students With Research, Their Communities & The World
New Course: Primate Disease Ecology and Global Health
Engineering Solutions for Global Health
The Voices of Global Health Showcase
Studying Global Health in the Peruvian Amazon:  A Bass Connections Project
Introducing 2013-14 Doris Duke Fellows at Duke University