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Duke Decolonizing Global Health Conference—a "Safe Space" for Discourse

January 27, 2020

The student-led international conference will feature speakers from the World Health Organization (WHO), University of York, McGill University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Harvard University, FHI-360, the editor-in-chief of BMJ Global Health, and experts from Duke.

What is Coronavirus?

January 24, 2020

Duke experts offer a quick explainer and what we know about the new coronavirus in China

Our Crowded EDs Speak Volumes About Our Broken Health System

January 17, 2020

Duke emergency physician and DGHI faculty member Catherine Staton writes that emergency waiting rooms are filled with patients who are "more desperate than sick" and wind up there because they have no other means of accessing health care.

 

A Life Dedicated to "The Most Fascinating Disease on the Planet”

January 09, 2020

For more than a decade, Wendy Prudhomme-O’Meara has called Kenya home. An infectious disease expert, the Duke associate professor of medicine and global health has focused much of her work on trying to better understand malaria in Kenya and on developing partnerships to improve care for those with the mosquito-borne illness.

Fighting to Eliminate Cervical Cancer

December 30, 2019

Megan Huchko, director of the Center for Global Reproductive Health at Duke, is working in partnership with the Ministries of Health in central Uganda and western Kenya, to evaluate the best ways to implement HPV-based cervical cancer screening in rural areas. The findings could help address similar issues in the U.S.

Our Favorite Global Health Stories from 2019

December 23, 2019

The most memorable global health stories often involve high stakes, ingenious interventions and inspiring outcomes. Here, we share 12 of our favorite DGHI stories from 2019.

The Doctor in the Nuba

December 12, 2019

Tom Catena MD’92 on the global health journey that landed him in Sudan—and why he’ll never leave

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