Longstanding partnerships ranging from cardiovascular disease to malaria

DGHI and the Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health (HYC) have longstanding partnerships with Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Moi University School of Medicine and Public Health and the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) Consortium. In 2006, HYCinitiated bilateral educational exchanges for Kenyan and Duke medical students, residents and, subsequently, Global Health Pathway fellows. This was followed by an award to create a Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Diseases Center of Excellence, construction of a cardiac care unit in 2013, and the creation of the Moi University Cardiology Fellowship training program, which enrolled its first trainees in fall 2019. 

The city of Eldoret is central to several malaria research projects and is a popular site for Duke students to pursue fieldwork. Established in 2019, the Moi-Webuye Partnership for Education and Academic Research Laboratory is the latest development between Moi University, Webuye County Hospital and Duke.

Over the past few years, DGHI faculty have developed partnerships outside of Eldoret, expanding the institute’s research portfolio to other cities such as Nairobi and Kisumu. These partnerships include projects on cancer, mental health, digital health, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, and the health issues of orphaned and abandoned children.

Key Faculty

Eric Green

Eric Green

Associate Professor of the Practice of Global Health

Eve Puffer

Eve Puffer

Assistant Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience and Global Health

Kathryn Whetten

Kathryn Whetten

Associate Director for Community and Culture, Duke Global Health Institute


  • Moi University
  • ACE Africa
  • University of Eldoret
  • Webuye County Hospital

Duke Entities

DGHI centers:

  • Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research
  • Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health
  • DGHI Evidence Lab


  • Pratt School of Engineering
  • School of Medicine (Cardiology)
  • Trinity College of Arts & Sciences (Psychology & Neuroscience)

Other units:

  • Duke Clinical Research Institute
  • Duke-NUS Medical School

New Lab Will Help Improve Clinical Care in Rural Kenya

A new teaching and research laboratory opened on January 24 at the Webuye County Hospital in Webuye, Kenya, a teaching center for medical residents, medical officers, clinical officers and nurses from across the country. 

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Wendy Prudhomme-O’Meara and Eric Nalianya Demonstrate Smartphone
At the lab opening, Wendy Prudhomme-O’Meara and Eric Nalianya, a member of the research team, demonstrate for Governor Wangamati (Bungoma County) and Dean Atwoli (School of Medicine, Moi University) the plans for equipping rural facilities with smartphones that can take images through the eyepiece of a standard microscope.