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In this video, Elsa Friis, MSc-GH alumna and doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at Duke, shares her views on the benefits of a global approach to healthcare when dealing with low- and middle-income countries. This talk is part of the "Humanities Futures" project, led by Duke’s John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Learn more about the project: http://bit.ly/1IbgU26
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This year's participants in the Duke/Peking University global health certificate program held at Duke Kunshan University. The 2-week program includes 4 courses. This summer, the 7th year of partnership, DGHI professors Jim Zhang, Jeff Moe, and Shenglan Tang taught some of the courses. Learn more about the program: http://bit.ly/1h4Tbu0
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According to a 2012 WHO report, hepatitis B and C viral infections cause ~57% of cases of liver cirrhosis & 78% of cases of primary
liver cancer. Thus, a Hepatitis B vaccine would prevent a leading cause of cancer, especially in low- and middle-income countries. #WorldHepatitisDay Read the WHO report: http://bit.ly/1MsVAun
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In this new blog post, undergrad global health researcher JV Alencar reflects on the benefits and challenges of the diversity of settings in which nurse anesthetists practice in Ghana and the implications for the distance learning program he and his team are evaluating.
By John Victor Alencar
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Have you checked out our student Tumblr recently? So many great photos and inspiring stories about global health fieldwork through the Duke Student Research Training Program! See what our students in Haiti, Honduras, Guatemala, India, Ghana, Uganda and Tanzania and their community partners have been up to!
A collection of images, videos and reflections from students, faculty and community partners...
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We’re thrilled to share the news that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded DGHI a $20 million grant! The money--$10 million in endowment support and $10 million in challenge funds--will help us educate a new generation of leaders and experts and build research capacity from Durham to Delhi to address critical global health challenges like Ebola, MERS, cancer and diabetes. Read the press release: http://bit.ly/1dYx6es
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In his recent blog post, global health student Zack Fowler reflects on how difficult it is to find success stories of girls in Kenya who drop out of school and later return to complete their education.
By Zack Fowler When you find yourself grasping for hope in a seemingly hopeless situation, there is one friendly phrase that often finds its way to one’s lips: “I know someone who …”
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MSc-GH student Sulzhan Bali is in Nigeria this summer, studying 10 different economic sectors to understand how the Ebola outbreak impacted the private sector and how the private sector dealt with the challenges that the Ebola outbreak posed. Learn more in her recent blog post!
By Dr. Sulzhan Bali, MSc-GH '16 24th of July. The day Macchu Picchu was discovered in 1911.
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#DGHI professor Muhammad Pate: “Once you have [polio], not much can be done given the resources that we have and where we need to allocate those." Pate is a former Nigerian health minister who used to chair the presidential task force on polio. Today marks one year of no new polio cases in Nigeria, a major milestone toward eradication of the disease.
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Undergrad global health researcher Ethan Levine's new blog post is titled "I Wish to Upgrade Myself"--but he's not actually talking about himself. Read the post to find out who's seeking betterment ...
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The Pratt pouch has prevented at least 1,000 babies from getting HIV from their HIV-positive mothers. The pouch was researched and designed by a group of students at the Duke Pratt School of Engineering, led by engineering and DGHI professor Bob Malkin. The pouch is now being used in Ecuador, Tanzania, Zambia and, soon, Uganda.
A foil pouch, shaped like a ketchup sachet, containing medicine, is helping protect newborn babies against HIV.
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DGHI and Sanford School of Public Policy faculty member Subhrendu Pattanayak was a member of this Lancet/Rockefeller Foundation commission on planetary health. Its report provides the 1st-ever comprehensive examination of evidence showing how the health and well-being of future generations is jeopardized by the degradation of the planet’s natural resources and ecological systems.
Now is the time for a new discipline—"planetary health"—safeguarding both human health and the natural systems that underpin it.
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The Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) works to reduce health disparities in our local community and worldwide. Recognizing that many global health problems stem from economic, social, environmental, political and health care inequalities, DGHI brings together interdisciplinary teams to solve complex health problems and to train the next generation of global health scholars.


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