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Alma-Ata’s Second Act

November 15, 2018

Can a reboot of the 40-year-old declaration bring us any closer to its “health for all” ideals?

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3 Questions with DGHI Researcher Ernesto Ortiz

November 05, 2018

Peruvian research project manager Ernesto Ortiz describes his role as associate professor William Pan’s “right hand,” providing support for multiple environmental health-related research projects in Peru. We recently talked with him to learn more about his journey from medicine in Lima to global health in Durham and hear what aspects of his work he thinks have had the greatest impact.

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DGHI Research Roundup: October 2018

November 04, 2018

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

Emptying Pit Latrines Exposes Workers to Pathogens

October 28, 2018

The study results show that pit emptying can generate bioaerosols that could potentially be dangerous to sanitation workers or those in the vicinity of the latrines while they are being emptied.

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Interviews Lend Insight into Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

October 21, 2018

A recent study in Cape Town, South Africa, led by DGHI associate professor Melissa Watt, explored how HIV-infected pregnant women make disclosure decisions. The women who disclosed their status reported benefits such as increased emotional support, help with care engagement and improved self-acceptance.

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The Art & Science of Translating Scales across Cultures

October 10, 2018

Researchers conducting studies in another culture run the risk of their surveys getting lost in translation, leading to unreliable research results. But with some careful collaboration, common pitfalls can be avoided.

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