One of DGHI's longest-standing partnerships still runs deep

Over more than 20 years of collaboration, Duke and the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) have developed long-term research and education opportunities. Areas of interest include maternal health, mental health, malaria, emerging infectious diseases, trauma and injury care, and medical education. DGHI offers fieldwork placements to undergraduate and graduate students annually. The Duke Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health also provides unique training opportunities for Duke residents and fellows. Duke‚Äôs Physician Assistant program sends PA students to Machame Lutheran Hospital for clinical rotations.

Partnerships in Tanzania have expanded greatly over the years, with ongoing research in Mwanza (through Bugando Medical Centre) and Dar-es-Salaam (in collaboration with Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences).

Key Faculty

Dorothy Dow

Dorothy Dow

Associate Professor in Pediatrics: Infectious Diseases

Deng Madut

Deng Madut

Assistant Research Professor of Global Health

Julian Hertz

Julian Hertz

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Global Health

John Crump

John Crump

Adjunct Professor, University of Otago, New Zealand


  • Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre
  • Women Against AIDS in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
  • ACE Africa
  • Tanzania Women's Research Foundation

Duke Entities

DGHI centers: 

  • Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health
  • DGHI Evidence Lab


  • Pratt School of Engineering
  • School of Medicine (Emergency Medicine, Infectious Diseases, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Population Health Science)
  • Trinity College of Arts & Sciences (Psychology & Neuroscience)

Other units: 

  • Office of Information Technology

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