One biomedical technician training program in Honduras has achieved notable success in preparing and retaining technicians and overcoming a common problem in low-resource healthcare settings: out-of-service medical equipment.
As a medical doctor working in a hospital in her hometown of Kathmandu, Nepal, Prasana Khatiwoda MS’16 was struck by the number of patients who died from preventable diseases. It was this observation that eventually led her down the global health path.
Many of the vaccines critically needed to fight some of the world’s most prevalent infectious diseases are not likely to be developed, a new analysis of current candidates in the research and development pipeline has found.
The halls of DGHI—nearly deserted over the summer—are once again abuzz with the chatter of students, many of whom have just barely returned from their summer fieldwork.
Today DGHI launches a new lecture series to showcase innovative global health scholarship and thought.
Thirty-five DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.
Over the summer, many global health students engage in research in some capacity. Some choose to travel to one of more than 40 countries to do fieldwork; others participate in the Duke Engage or Bass Connections programs. Yet another way for students to gain valuable research experience is the Data+ program hosted by the Information Initiative at Duke.
This summer, DGHI launched its first study abroad course—“Global Health in Context: Sri Lanka”—iin collaboration with partners from the University of Amsterdam and the University of Ruhuna. The four-week program is based in Galle, a town on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka.
DGHI has selected three new Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellows for the 2018-19 academic year. The fellows—one medical student from Indiana University and two from Duke University—will conduct clinical global health research throughout the upcoming academic year.
Thirty-four DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.