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.
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.
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.
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.
Last summer, Duke ear surgeon and global health professor Susan Emmett began a professional journey that would challenge her to take her finely-honed communication skills to new heights: the TED Fellows program.
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.
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.
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.
When Ernesto Ortiz began studying the environmental impacts of a proposed highway project in Peru, he did not imagine that the work would lead him to study mercury contamination in a nearby river and become part of a national public health declaration of emergency.
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.