The State of Affairs for Women’s Health in Moshi

August 22, 2008

In the first month after his arrival in Moshi, Tanzania to launch the Duke-KCMC Women’s Reproductive Health Program, DGHI Member Jeff Wilkinson found himself participating in the examinations for residents and medical students at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC).

Free student membership to Global Health Council

August 18, 2008

The Duke Global Health Institute has purchased an institutional membership to the Global Health Council which offers benefits to Duke students affiliated with DGHI. The Global Health Council is the world's largest membership alliance dedicated to saving lives by improving health throughout the world.

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Using Social Networking to Fight AIDS

August 18, 2008

The majority of people in Tanzania do not know if they are infected with the HIV virus. Duke and KIWAKKUKI researchers hypothesize that asking people who come in for testing to promote the practice with their friends and families will increase the number of clients who are tested and link persons with HIV to clinical care sooner.

Duke Fulbright Scholars Include Global Health Researchers

August 11, 2008

Seventeen Duke University recent graduates and graduate students have received Fulbright scholarships from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. A Fulbright grant funds a year of study, research or teaching in a foreign country.

Women’s Health Team Begins Blog Updates from Tanzania

August 04, 2008

Nestled at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro, the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) works to nurture the future healthcare professionals of Tanzania, often through partnerships with Duke University physicians and programs.

HIV: Combination Prevention Is the Way Ahead and Mistakes of Mid 1990s Must Not Be Repeated

August 04, 2008

Combination prevention—a combination of behavioural, medical, and structural approaches based on sound evidence—offers the best hope for future successful HIV prevention. And the mistakes of the mid-1990s, when HIV/AIDS slipped down the political and financial agendas of many countries and the pandemic expanded greatly, must not be repeated.