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