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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. 

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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.

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DGHI Research Roundup: April 2018

April 30, 2018

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

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Duke's Community-Based Toilet System Begins Testing in India

April 23, 2018

Researchers at Duke University have installed an experimental "reinvented toilet" at a textile mill in Coimbatore, India, to serve as a real-world testing site. The leaders of the new system hope that the trial will lead to commercialized solutions through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Reinvent the Toilet Challenge.

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Q&A with Vera Wright: An Unsung Hero behind a Thriving Partnership

April 09, 2018

For the last ten years, Vera Wright has been coordinating the placement of Duke faculty members, residents and students who come to Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center for research collaboration. We recently talked with her about her experience working in this behind-the-scenes, yet absolutely essential, role in the partnership.

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DGHI Research Roundup: March 2018

April 02, 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.

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Three DGHI Faculty and Students Receive CUGH Awards

March 16, 2018

Founding Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) director Michael Merson, biomedical engineering and global health professor Nimmi Ramanujam and DGHI doctoral scholar Mercy Asiedu received awards at the 9th Annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Conference in New York City this past weekend.

Risk of Intimate Partner Violence Increases among Refugees

March 16, 2018

Growing evidence suggests that during times of war and displacement, women are at a greater risk of intimate partner violence (IPV) than in non-conflict settings. A recent study conducted across three refugee camps in three different countries revealed several key drivers for IPV: breakdowns of gender norms and roles, men’s substance use, women’s separation from their family, rapid remarriages and forced marriages.

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