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.
This semester, we added a new approach to the undergraduate curriculum mix to help students develop cultural literacy: pairing the “Fundamentals of Global Health” course with weekly language tutorials offered in French, Spanish, Arabic and Mandarin.
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.
Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine and an internationally recognized expert on neglected tropical diseases, will give a talk at the Trent Semans Center for Health Education on February 19 from 4 to 5pm. We recently had an opportunity to talk with Hotez about his work as a researcher and vaccine advocate. Here’s what we learned.
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.
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.
Leveling the Odds: How Two Duke Professors Are Giving Families in Tanzania a Better Chance of Beating Cancer
DGHI professors Kristin Schroeder and Nelson Chao are on a mission to ensure that all children with cancer have the same chance of a cure. They've been collaborating with partners at the Bugando Medical Centre (BMC) since 2014, to improve pediatric cancer outcomes in Tanzania. They've also established a non-profit organization, International Cancer Care and Research Excellence Foundation (iCCARE).
When assistant global health professor Eric Green started teaching the “Research Methods in Global Health” course at Duke a few years ago, he found that no existing research methods books integrated examples from the diverse and interdisciplinary field of global health. So, he wrote his own.
Duke University is launching a project focused on developing new and collaborative ways to meet the energy needs of some of the world’s most disadvantaged communities. Public policy and global health professor Subhrendu Pattanayak will serve as the project’s faculty director.