With the help of a free phone app, low-income obese patients with signs of cardiovascular risk lost a clinically meaningful amount of weight, finds new research from Duke University.
The study results show that pit emptying can generate bioaerosols that could potentially be dangerous to sanitation workers or those in the vicinity of the latrines while they are being emptied.
Four new trainees have joined the Global Health Pathway for Residents and Fellows, a program administered through the Duke Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health, a part of DGHI.
A recent study in Cape Town, South Africa, led by DGHI associate professor Melissa Watt, explored how HIV-infected pregnant women make disclosure decisions. The women who disclosed their status reported benefits such as increased emotional support, help with care engagement and improved self-acceptance.
Sara Abdullah, a 2016 graduate, is making her mark in her home country of Pakistan as a program manager for Interactive Research and Development.
DGHI professor Michael Haglund launched a project to help Mark Kaddumukasa, a neurologist at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Uganda, reach more patients.
Researchers conducting studies in another culture run the risk of their surveys getting lost in translation, leading to unreliable research results. But with some careful collaboration, common pitfalls can be avoided.
Nearly half of the articles published by the Duke One Health team in 2018 were co-authored by undergraduate and graduate global health students and recent DGHI alumni.
Thirty-two DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.
When leaders at the Duke Global Health Institute began conceptualizing the Master of Science in Global Health program in 2007—the year after the institute was founded—they had few models to turn to for inspiration. Just over 10 years later, 229 students from 18 countries have graduated from the program.