DGHI Research Roundup: February 2018

March 05, 2018

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. 

Clinical officers in Kisumu, Kenya are trained in colposcopy, along with other low-cost cervical cancer screening strategies.

New DGHI Center Will Address Global Reproductive Health

February 27, 2018

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). 

This mother and baby in Sierra Leone are among hundreds waiting in line at 8am for a children's hospital to open.

Analysis: Are We on Track to Achieve SDG Goals for Maternal and Child Health?

February 27, 2018

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. 

Saving Lives at Birth

DGHI Center Wins $13M in Grants to Help Save Lives at Birth

February 19, 2018

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. 

Emily Nagler and Jackie Perez

Language Labs Help Global Health Students Build Cultural Literacy

February 19, 2018

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.


Op-Ed: The Odds of a Devastating Pandemic Just Went Up

February 09, 2018

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 Photo

Q&A with Peter Hotez, Inaugural Speaker in Victor J. Dzau Global Health Lecture Fund Series

February 09, 2018

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.

Mike Merson UN Panel

Merson Joins UN Panel for Discussion of Lessons from the Response to AIDS

February 05, 2018

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.


DGHI Research Roundup: January 2018

February 05, 2018

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

February 03, 2018

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).