Christina Meade

DGHI Welcomes Christina Meade

December 01, 2008

The Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) welcomes its newest member, Christina S. Meade, PhD. Meade joined Duke on December 1, 2008 as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

HIV ribbon

Combination HIV prevention -- Correspondence in The Lancet

November 26, 2008

“If we really want to advance the effectiveness of HIV prevention, we have to disabuse ourselves of the notion that the epidemic can be conquered by a single best intervention. Rather, we must focus on scaling up combination efforts and on building the evidence base for which mixes produce maximum effect in which settings.”

The Burden of Blindness

November 18, 2008

Report from the Global Blindness Symposium, November 13, 2008 at Duke University.

Treating Third World Spine Injuries

November 14, 2008

During Engineering Week, teams of students from the Pratt School of Engineering will compete in the annual Duke Start-Up Challenge, a school-year-long competition that culminates in a $25,000 prize. One of this year’s team is planning to send already-existing medical devices for spinal injuries to Third World countries and make them available for free for patients.

Ellen Piwoz

Undernutrition: A Neglected Global Health Priority

November 11, 2008

Ellen Piwoz wasted no time in getting to the important message about undernutrition.  “We estimate that every year, there are 3.5 million child deaths due either directly or indirectly to undernutrition,” said Piwoz, who is the senior program officer for Integrated Health Solutions Development at the Global Health Program of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.