Toxic Releases Disproportionately Affect Minority and Low-Income Communities

July 14, 2008

A study by Duke University researchers finds that minority and low-income communities are more likely to be adversely affected by a 2006 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ruling that exempts some industries from reporting detailed information about the toxic chemicals they release into the environment.

What is Your Global Health IQ?

July 10, 2008

How many of the questions posted in the Duke Chronicle on July 15, 2008 did you get right?  Check the answers below, and then click on the link to enter into the drawing for a $25 gift certificate to the Duke Book Store.  (Only Duke students are eligible.)

Research: DGHI Teams Improving the World Around Them

June 30, 2008

DGHI fieldwork participants have come to understand that a successful project is not only about crafting a strong protocol or research procedure, but also learning to cope with unforeseen obstacles and managing problems as they arise.  

Grant Smith and Sam Swartz

Hart Fellows Tackle Women’s Health in Cambodia, Tanzania

June 26, 2008

Women die from pregnancy-related causes at a rate of about one every minute, according to figures gathered by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. And 99 percent of those deaths occur in Africa and South Asia. Sam Swartz and Grant Smith are well aware of these statistics. And they hope to have a small part in changing them over the next year.

Gillian Sanders

HIV Screening Found Cost-Effective in Older Adults

June 18, 2008

Recent studies suggest that large numbers of Americans remain sexually active well into their 60’s, 70’s and even 80’s. But researchers at Duke University Medical Center say seniors may be overlooked as possible carriers of the AIDS virus.

The Power of a Sanitary Pad

June 16, 2008

A report of the power of sanitary pads distributed in Kenya by WISER—a project supported by Duke University and the Duke Global Health Institute.