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.
Eric Green, assistant professor of global health and co-founder of Nivi, a startup that addresses sexual and reproductive health in Kenya and India, recently led a user engagement analysis of their app, askNivi, using text mining to glean insights that will be instrumental in guiding future product development.
In many parts of the world, clergy have an essential role in maintaining community health. But DGHI’s David Eagle worries they may be neglecting their own well-being in the process.
In rural Alaska, Susan Emmett—a DGHI surgeon—works to prevent hearing loss and call attention to a global health issue that often goes unheard.
Dori Steinberg has spent her career translating best practices in obesity prevention and related health issues from conventional healthcare settings to digital platforms. We spoke with her recently to learn more about the potential of digital health and mHealth.