Founding Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) director Michael Merson, biomedical engineering and global health professor Nimmi Ramanujam and DGHI doctoral scholar Mercy Asiedu received awards at the 9th Annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Conference in New York City this past weekend.
Growing evidence suggests that during times of war and displacement, women are at a greater risk of intimate partner violence (IPV) than in non-conflict settings. A recent study conducted across three refugee camps in three different countries revealed several key drivers for IPV: breakdowns of gender norms and roles, men’s substance use, women’s separation from their family, rapid remarriages and forced marriages.
Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell, associate research professor and founding director of the Evidence Lab at the Duke Global Health Institute, frequently integrates qualitative interviews into her research. In this article, she shares five interviewing tips that have served her well.
People living with HIV are far more likely to be diagnosed with certain cancers than the general population, and yet patients in this vulnerable group receive treatment at significantly lower rates than HIV-negative people. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network released new guidelines last week to help address this predicament.
Forty-one DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.
Today marks the launch of the Center for Global Reproductive Health, led by Megan Huchko, associate professor of obstetrics & gynecology and global health and based at the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI).
Seventy-nine countries are off track to meet ambitious global health targets for maternal and child health, according to an analysis by researchers from the Brookings Institution and the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI). If those countries were to recover and accelerate their progress according to the targets, the authors note, 11.8 million lives—1.6 million mothers and 10.2 million children—could be saved.
Several Duke University organizations, led by the DGHI-based Duke Global Health Innovation Center, are partnering with the US Agency for International Development and other global development organizations to evaluate the Saving Lives at Birth program and help organizations scale up maternal and newborn health innovations more quickly and sustainably.
Global health and public policy professor Gavin Yamey responds to reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is planning to let lapse $600 million in funding to combat global outbreaks.
In a Jan. 24 event at the United Nations Secretariat in New York City, Michael Merson, founding director of the Duke Global Health Institute and co-author of The AIDS Pandemic: Searching for a Global Response, presented key findings from his book and participated in a panel on how to apply lessons from the AIDS response to other areas of global health.