Duke faculty have been partnering with colleagues in Sri Lanka since 2005, but their research collaboration recently entered new territory: outbreak response.
Florence Tesha, originally from Moshi, Tanzania, started out as an economics major at Duke. “As much as I was interested in learning about economics,” Tesha said, “I felt that I was missing the passion and the personal drive. So for my second semester, I decided to just try out different classes.”
While most of us at DGHI are spending our summer days on campus in Durham, more than 130 global health undergraduate and master’s students are applying their classroom learning to the real world in low-resource settings across the globe. We reached out to a few of these students and asked them to share their thoughts about their fieldwork experience so far.
Twenty-five DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.
For many people in low-resource countries, riding a motorcycle isn’t just a way to get around—it’s their livelihood as “taxi” drivers. But for far too many, it’s also how they lose their life. Catherine Staton, assistant professor of emergency medicine and global health, and her colleagues are working to change that.
The Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) recently hosted Bishop Frederick Onaeli Shoo, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania; his wife, Janet Shoo; Gileard Masenga, executive director of the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center; and Ahaz Kulanga, deputy provost of Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College.
Each summer for the past four years, several dozen international public health and veterinary professionals come together at Duke for a three-week, nine-credit One Health Training Program. This year’s 34 trainees hailed from eight countries: China, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, The Philippines and the U.S.
Last summer, Duke ear surgeon and global health professor Susan Emmett began a professional journey that would challenge her to take her finely-honed communication skills to new heights: the TED Fellows program.
Early in his career as a pediatric dermatologist, Neil Prose realized that the part of medicine he enjoys most is connecting with his patients. He noticed, though, that while he viewed relationship-building as about half of his work as a healthcare provider, many other doctors did not prioritize this aspect of patient care. Prose decided to do something about this disconnect.
Twenty-four DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.