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Disease Eradication Panel

Disease Eradication: Is It Worth the Trouble?

January 21, 2019

“Disease eradication is the mother of all global health efforts,” Gavin Yamey proclaimed as he opened a recent panel discussion exploring the opportunities and challenges of eradication. “But is it worth the risks, the time, the resources and the tradeoffs?”

Baby Nathaniel with Mom and Two Nurses

“We Have a Solution for It”

January 15, 2019

Duke and Ugandan surgeons collaborate to save babies with a rare birth defect that shouldn’t be fatal, but often is. 

DGHI Research Roundup

DGHI Research Roundup: December 2018

January 04, 2019

Thirty DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff, students and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.

Top 10 Stories

DGHI’s Top 10 Stories of 2018

January 04, 2019

In 2018, the Duke Global Health Institute published more than 100 stories, research summaries, profiles, Q&As and op-eds. Here’s a look back at some of our favorites.

Big Data for Reproductive Health Team

3 Questions with Social Demographer Amy Finnegan

December 14, 2018

DGHI research scholar Amy Finnegan likes to think of herself as the “Swiss Army knife” of researchers. We recently caught up with her to learn more about her approach to research and why she thinks big data is a big deal for global health.

Victoria Hsiung Tells Story

This Class Puts Stories at the Heart of Medicine and Health

December 09, 2018

Learning how to craft a story may be an atypical approach to preparing future health practitioners, but for Duke pediatric oncologist Ray Barfield, one of the "Storytelling in Medicine and Health" course instructors, storytelling is powerful tool that lies at the heart of medical practice.

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