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Reducing Health Disparities at Home and Globally
Reducing Health Disparities at Home and Globally

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As a 2nd-year MSc-GH candidate, internal medicine resident, and participant in the Global Health Pathway for Residents and Fellows program, Titus Ng'eno is a super-busy guy! But he took some time recently to talk with us about his path to Duke, his global health passion, and his plans for the future: http://bit.ly/2mhTTqs
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Duke global health undergrads--still haven't settled on a fieldwork experience for the summer? Consider applying for an independent grant! (Psst: Don't put it off too much longer--applications are due 3/6!) Learn more: http://bit.ly/FieldworkGrant
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In response to President Trump's recent reinstatement of the Mexico City policy, aka the "global gag rule," DGHI professor and OB-GYN doc Megan Huchko and MSc-GH student Caesar Lubangakene say that cutting off access to abortion will increase maternal mortality. The policy prohibits U.S. family-planning funds from going to any foreign organization that provides counseling or referrals for abortion or advocates for abortion access. http://bit.ly/2lOVxUm
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In a new blog post, 1st-year MSc-GH students Jane Fieldhouse and Julia Xu reflect on the importance of considering cultural acceptance and understanding when thinking about malaria control interventions: http://bit.ly/2lc750R
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How does maternal exposure to electronic waste in China affect their babies? And are chemical mixtures a toxic recipe for chronic kidney disease in Sri Lanka? These are two key questions being addressed in separate DGHI-funded global environmental health projects. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2lHzUVR
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More than 85% of the more than 270,000 annual deaths from cervical cancer occur in low and middle income countries, where access to effective screening is limited. A team of Duke researchers, in collaboration with a network of international partners, is working to change that with a new device: the Pocket Colposcope. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2lLMJLp
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Our 16,000th follower recently joined us on Twitter. Already a part of our Twitter community? Great—we truly appreciate your support! Haven’t checked us out on Twitter yet? We’d love for you to engage with us! We’ll help keep you up to date with all the latest global health news from DGHI and beyond, as well as share your interesting global health news! https://twitter.com/DukeGHI
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In today's blog post, MSc-GH students Martha Berg and Payal Chakraborty discuss some of the pros and cons of applying Western mental health diagnostics in global settings: http://bit.ly/2kX4IAR
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Lots of interesting publications from DGHI-affiliated authors last month--topics ranging from pediatric neurosurgery to malaria epidemiology to clean cookstoves and more. Check out the articles: http://bit.ly/2kWXmgO
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At DGHI, our cadre of affiliates from across the university is growing. We're excited to see the increasing engagement in global health research and practice from nearly every corner of Duke! Please join us in welcoming the newest members of our community! http://bit.ly/2kSIdgp
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