Alumni Profile: Sydney Neeley MS’16

October 24, 2019

Duke alum Sydney Neeley graduated with a Master’s of Science degree in Global Health and a certificate in Geospatial Analysis through the Nicholas School of the Environment. Now, she works with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in New York.

Born with gastroschisis, baby Nathaniel was one of the first in Uganda to survive the rare birth defect.

Fixing A Birth Defect That Shouldn't Be Fatal

October 09, 2019

When little Nathaniel was born at Mbarara Regional Hospital in western Uganda, everyone was sure he was going to die. Nathaniel had a condition called gastroschisis, where a baby is born with its intestines, and sometimes other organs, outside of its body. Of all the babies born with gastroschisis at Mbarara then, none had survived. 

Similar to a ketchup packet, the Pratt Pouch preserves  a single dose of antiretroviral medicine.

Promising Pratt Pouch Ready to Scale Up

October 09, 2019

In 2008, Duke engineering professor Bob Malkin learned of a vexing failure that was frustrating efforts to prevent transmission of HIV from mothers to their newborns in many parts of the world. Antiretroviral medications—which are essential for newborns to receive in the first hours after birth to protect them from the virus during breastfeeding—were decaying in storage. 

North Carolina school children take part in DGHI community gardening project

Closer to Home

October 03, 2019

DGHI is bringing new focus to research and training partnerships in its own community. How can a global health perspective help address health disparities at home?