One of the first students to complete the Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) at Duke, Jackie Ndirangu has not slowed down since her graduation in 2010.
Kathleen Sikkema, professor of psychology and neuroscience, global health, and psychiatry and behavioral sciences, has been selected as the first Gosnell Family Professor of Global Health at Duke University.
As global health students and scholars wrap up their summer fieldwork and return to Duke from around the world, DGHI is welcoming a new class of 35 master’s degree students, four new doctoral scholars and more than 250 returning undergraduate majors and minors.
Fifty-five DGHI-affiliated authors—including faculty, staff and alumni—shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications this summer.
A third of insured people with cancer end up paying more out-of-pocket than they expected, despite having health coverage, researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute--including DGHI affiliate Yousuf Zafar--have found.
Kathryn Whetten, professor of public policy and global health, thinks task sharing has the potential to narrow the mental health treatment gap in low- and middle-income countries. She’s been awarded a five-year $3.4 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health that aims to evaluate the scaling-up of task sharing mental health care in Kenya.
This year, five new trainees will join the Global Health Pathway for Residents and Fellows, administered by the Duke Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health, a part of the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI).
Developed in 2008, the Pratt Pouch—a ketchup packet-like pouch of antiretroviral drugs—has already saved thousands of lives in Ecuador, Zambia and Tanzania. And now, its reach is expanding in Ecuador and a new initiative will bring the pouch to Uganda.
Twenty years after founding Family Health Ministries, a non-profit health organization in Haiti, associate global health professor and OB/GYN physician David Walmer and his wife, adjunct associate professor Katherine Walmer, have extended their efforts to fight cervical cancer through Haiti sans Cervical Cancer, a non-profit organization they co-founded that has helped bring together some of the world’s foremost NGOs to revolutionize cervical cancer care in the country.
DGHI's partnership with the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center and the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College is among our strongest and most successful international collaborations, and DGHI Board of Advisors member Tom Gorrie and his wife, Meg Gorrie, have played a critical role in that success.The Gorries recently traveled to Moshi, Tanzania, for the unveiling of a plaque at KCMC honoring their generous support of the collaboration.