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SDGs in China Meeting

China Faces Uphill Battle in Achieving UN Health Goals by 2030

May 07, 2018

China has achieved impressive progress toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals, paving the way to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in 2030. However, a recent analysis revealed that the country will face challenges in meeting the health-related SDG targets. 

Henry, Bria and Patient Safety Fellows

Establishing a Safety Culture Is Key to Saving Lives

April 30, 2018

It’s a given that medical providers think about patient safety, but as Duke pediatric surgeon Henry Rice has discovered through his international research, many healthcare facilities fail to establish a safety culture—leading to preventable medical errors, complications and poor patient outcomes.

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DGHI Research Roundup: April 2018

April 30, 2018

Thirty DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications. 

Textile Mill in Coimbatore, India

Duke's Community-Based Toilet System Begins Testing in India

April 23, 2018

Researchers at Duke University have installed an experimental "reinvented toilet" at a textile mill in Coimbatore, India, to serve as a real-world testing site. The leaders of the new system hope that the trial will lead to commercialized solutions through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Reinvent the Toilet Challenge.

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Global Health Projects Featured Prominently among Bass Connections Awards

April 16, 2018

Bass Connections, a university-wide interdisciplinary student research program, recently awarded grants to two Duke graduate students and ten undergraduates to pursue faculty-mentored research projects this summer and next year. Five of the seven funded projects are related to global health.

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