Research News


Acclaimed Program Fails to Improve Health Care for Children in Rural India

October 17, 2016

A widely hailed initiative that combines franchising business models and telemedicine to deliver better quality health care in rural India has failed to improve care for childhood diarrhea and pneumonia, according to a large-scale study by researchers at Duke, Stanford and University College London.

SRT Uganda Team and Village Health Team

For Immersive Undergrad Fieldwork Experience, Apply to SRT

October 17, 2016

“One of the biggest challenges in our fieldwork experience has also been one of the most rewarding elements—balancing leading and following,” the members of one 2016 student research team reflected after the community health fair they’d helped organize in Naama, Uganda, had been deemed a success by all.

Partner Group Photo

DGHI Welcomes 25 International Partners to Campus

October 11, 2016

Last week, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) convened 25 of its international collaborators for a partnership conference held in conjunction with our 10th anniversary symposium.


DGHI Research Leads to Emergency Declaration in Peru

October 04, 2016

It’s gratifying when global health research affects policy. This was the case when Peru’s federal government declared a state of emergency after the publication of a report by DGHI researchers showing the distressing impact of gold mining on the health of people living downriver from mines in the Peruvian Amazon.


DGHI Research Roundup: September 2016

October 04, 2016

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

Megan Huchko and Gita Suneja

DGHI Expands Global Cancer Initiative with Two New Faculty

September 23, 2016

In 2014, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) launched a global cancer research program in partnership with the Duke Cancer Institute and the National Cancer Institute. And this fall, the arrival of two new global cancer faculty members—Megan Huchko and Gita Suneja—is helping to expand this program. 

10th Anniversary Graphic

DGHI’s 10th Anniversary Symposium Will Explore Future of Global Health

September 13, 2016

On Wednesday, October 5, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) will celebrate its tenth anniversary with a day-long symposium that will give current, emerging and future perspectives on the field of global health. Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet, will give the closing keynote address, “Making the Case for Planetary Health.”


Gates Foundation Awards DGHI $900K for Research on Achieving Health SDGs in China

September 13, 2016

Medicine and global health professor Shenglan Tang recently received a grant of $900K from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop evidence-based policy options to support achieving the health sustainable development goals (SDG) established by the United Nations (UN) and the “Healthy China 2030” plan for 2016-2030 developed by the Chinese Government.