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DGHI Research Roundup: June 2018

July 10, 2018

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.

Boda Boda Drivers

Road Traffic Injuries Are a Huge Global Problem, but Motorcyclists Can Help

June 25, 2018

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.

Gileard Masenga and Bishop Shoo

Q&A with Bishop Shoo, Overseer of Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center

June 25, 2018

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.

One Health Trainees View Mosquito in Microscope

34 International Scholars Get Intensive One Health Training at Duke

June 11, 2018

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.


For Better Healthcare, a Little Empathy Goes a Long Way

May 29, 2018

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. 

Research Roundup

DGHI Research Roundup: May 2018

May 29, 2018

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. 

SDGs in China Meeting

China Faces Uphill Battle in Achieving UN Health Goals by 2030

May 07, 2018

China has achieved impressive progress toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals, paving the way to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in 2030. However, a recent analysis revealed that the country will face challenges in meeting the health-related SDG targets. 

Henry, Bria and Patient Safety Fellows

Establishing a Safety Culture Is Key to Saving Lives

April 30, 2018

It’s a given that medical providers think about patient safety, but as Duke pediatric surgeon Henry Rice has discovered through his international research, many healthcare facilities fail to establish a safety culture—leading to preventable medical errors, complications and poor patient outcomes.