Peruvian research project manager Ernesto Ortiz describes his role as associate professor William Pan’s “right hand,” providing support for multiple environmental health-related research projects in Peru. We recently talked with him to learn more about his journey from medicine in Lima to global health in Durham and hear what aspects of his work he thinks have had the greatest impact.
Sixty-one DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.
With the help of a free phone app, low-income obese patients with signs of cardiovascular risk lost a clinically meaningful amount of weight, finds new research from Duke University.
The study results show that pit emptying can generate bioaerosols that could potentially be dangerous to sanitation workers or those in the vicinity of the latrines while they are being emptied.
A recent study in Cape Town, South Africa, led by DGHI associate professor Melissa Watt, explored how HIV-infected pregnant women make disclosure decisions. The women who disclosed their status reported benefits such as increased emotional support, help with care engagement and improved self-acceptance.
DGHI professor Michael Haglund launched a project to help Mark Kaddumukasa, a neurologist at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Uganda, reach more patients.
Researchers conducting studies in another culture run the risk of their surveys getting lost in translation, leading to unreliable research results. But with some careful collaboration, common pitfalls can be avoided.
Nearly half of the articles published by the Duke One Health team in 2018 were co-authored by undergraduate and graduate global health students and recent DGHI alumni.
Thirty-two DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.
One biomedical technician training program in Honduras has achieved notable success in preparing and retaining technicians and overcoming a common problem in low-resource healthcare settings: out-of-service medical equipment.