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>10% of Ugandans need a surgical consultation but cannot access care. That's what drives DGHI MSc-GH grads Tony Fuller and Tu Tran to work toward building surgical capacity in collaboration with Duke neurosurgeon Michael Haglund. Learn more about their efforts.
Of the 565 neurosurgeons in Africa in 2007, 485 were in northern Africa (Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia) and South Africa, which results in a neurosurgeon : inhabitant ratio of 1 : 358,000. H…
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Cervical cancer screening as easy as an at-home pregnancy test? That's one of global health resident Laura Musselwhite's dreams for combating one of the leading causes in cancer deaths in women worldwide. With support from a Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations grant, she's leading a team of researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill and Barretos Cancer Hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, to make this dream come true.
Laura Musselwhite, an internal medicine resident in the Hubert-Yeargan Center’s Global Health Pathway, will be the principal investigator for a recently awarded Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) grant, an initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The project aims to tackle the early diagnosis of cervical cancer, a leading cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide.
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Last week, Peru's government declared a 60-day state of emergency to address the mercury pollution caused by unregulated gold-mining along the Madre de Dios River. This measure was prompted by the results of extensive research by DGHI assistant professor Bill Pan and his team, which found high levels of mercury in hair samples from 40% of the Madre de Dios residents that they tested. Way to go, team -- research-to-policy in action!
Gold-mining boom in southeastern Amazon is driving high levels of mercury contamination.
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A slew of "intellectual community planning grants" have brought together clusters of collaborators from Duke and beyond, including a handful of DGHI profs, to create initiatives around shared interests. These efforts range from seminars and workshops to curricular development to the creation of online clearinghouses. Hear what some of the grantees are saying about their projects!
For some time, Duke faculty interested in African humanities have wanted to engage colleagues from nearby schools in ongoing scholarly conversations. “The face-to-face connections of scholars from Gre
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What are DGHI professors and students working on these days? Take a look at our latest slew of research publications on topics from tuberculosis to environmental health and beyond!
Nineteen DGHI faculty members, staff and affiliates recently shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications.
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How many people does it take to run a student fieldwork research project? Turns out, quite a few! And our student research training team in Uganda is grateful for every one of them. Check out our first blog post of the summer!
By the Student Research Training team in Uganda: "Bbossa" Nathan Lam,"Nanyonjo" Brooke Whitfield, "Nakaliisa" Noelani Ho, and "Nassozi" Kathryn Benson
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Congratulations to Laura Musselwhite, an internal medicine resident in the Hubert-Yeargan Center’s Global Health Pathway, who was awarded a Gates Grand Challenges Explorations grant last week. The project aims to tackle the early diagnosis of cervical cancer, a leading cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide. Musselwhitewill collaborate with investigators from UNC-Chapel Hill and Barretos Cancer Hospital in São Paulo, Brazil.
Laura Musselwhite of the Hospital de Câncer de Barretos in Brazil will develop a low-cost test for cervical cancer that women can easily perform at home even in low-resource settings. The test is based on a nitrocellulose strip coated in antibodies to detect the cancer-causing E6 protein ...
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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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