Innovative study of pediatric surgery in Brazil may offer a model for allocating healthcare resources.
Zika may be out of the headlines, but researchers are learning more about how the mysterious virus makes its way from mothers to babies.
The eighth annual DGHI event featured 44 student posters that highlighted field research in 18 countries.
Without private resources and resourcefulness, attaining universal access to high-quality care and better health outcomes will remain difficult.
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.
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.
When military personnel are deployed to respond to crises around the world, they may unintentionally be spreading infectious diseases, too.
Rachel Baber (C'20), Gabrielle Zegers (C’19), and Ashley Wilson (C’20) have been working all summer at the Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, Inc., better known as TROSA.
Students use big data to investigate why one third of women who start a modern method of contraception abandon it within a year, even if they still want to avoid pregnancy.
Forty-seven DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.