When little Nathaniel was born at Mbarara Regional Hospital in western Uganda, everyone was sure he was going to die. Nathaniel had a condition called gastroschisis, where a baby is born with its intestines, and sometimes other organs, outside of its body. Of all the babies born with gastroschisis at Mbarara then, none had survived.
In 2008, Duke engineering professor Bob Malkin learned of a vexing failure that was frustrating efforts to prevent transmission of HIV from mothers to their newborns in many parts of the world. Antiretroviral medications—which are essential for newborns to receive in the first hours after birth to protect them from the virus during breastfeeding—were decaying in storage.
DGHI is bringing new focus to research and training partnerships in its own community. How can a global health perspective help address health disparities at home?
Two of DGHI’s best mentors talk about the keys to supporting students in the field.
New year begins for more than 300 global health students, including new students from 11 countries.
When military personnel are deployed to respond to crises around the world, they may unintentionally be spreading infectious diseases, too.
Environmental economist Marc Jeuland studies why big, one-off interventions often fail—and how to design solutions that are more sustainable.