Job Opening: Senior Program Coordinator - Center For Health Policy (North Carolina Community AIDS Partnership)

October 03, 2008

The National AIDS Fund is collaborating with several North Carolina philanthropic foundations to create the North Carolina Community AIDS Partnership.  Duke University’s Center for Health Policy has been selected as the convener of this Partnership in order to develop and sustain public/ private partnerships which will create greater funding for HIV care services throughout North Carolina. 

DGHI Welcomes New faculty, New Affiliate

October 03, 2008

The Duke Global Health Institute welcomes Duncan Thomas, PhD, professor of economics, as a new DGHI faculty member. We also welcome Will Mitchell, PhD, of the Fuqua School of Business, as a new DGHI Affiliate.

John Crump

Ethical Considerations for Global Health Volunteer and Trainee Programs

September 23, 2008

Academic global health programs are burgeoning, and so are the opportunities for students and trainees from rich countries to dip their toes into global health through short-term training and volunteer experiences in resource-poor settings. But where are the guidelines to make sure these experiences are conducted in an ethical manner?


New NC Health Disparities Fellowship Launched

September 16, 2008

The NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund (HWTF) announced on September 15 the creation of a new fellowship program to focus on health disparities in North Carolina. HWTF is partnering with the Duke Global Health Institute to manage the project. 

OTS Global Health Program

September 15, 2008

The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) and Duke University are launching a new semester program designed primarily for pre-med, biology, public health, and natural science majors to be trained in research in the areas of tropical medicine and public health in Costa Rica.


Monogamy Less Protective Against AIDS Than Expected

September 08, 2008

Although “being faithful” is one of the three points in the “ABC” strategy of HIV prevention in Africa (abstinence, being faithful to your partner, and use of condoms), monogamy is not as protective against AIDS as one might expect, according to recent research.