Priority Partnership Locations

Galle, Sri Lanka

DGHI's primary partner in Sri Lanka is University of Ruhuna Faculty of Medicine in Galle. Galle was severely affected by the 2004 tsunami disaster which was an initial impetus for the Duke-Ruhuna collaboration focused on epidemiological and clinical research as well as opportunities for Duke residents, Master of Science in Global Health, physician assistant and medical students to undertake clinical electives and research projects through the teaching hospital and University.

Several Ruhuna faculty members are affiliated with DGHI research initiatives with Vijitha De Silva holding an adjunct faculty appointment.

Partnerships

DUKE ENTITIES INVOLVED

Duke Faculty Involved

Research Focus

Emerging infectious diseases, mental health, occupational health, health of the elderly, road traffic injury