Zack Fowler, a recent global health alum, spent much of his time at Duke working on behalf of WISER. Now, as WISER's development director, he wrote a blog post that was selected by the ONE Campaign to be featured on their website during the UNGA on the SDGs. Read his inspiring account of a girl named Margaret, who "didn't know if she would make it" before she found WISER.
#DGHI professor Nimmi Ramanujam -- whose research lies at the intersection of biomedical engineering & global health -- presented her R&D work last week on Capitol Hill. Nimmi is working with a team of faculty, postdocs, students, etc. to develop a portable colposcope that will help improve cervical cancer prevention in low and middle income countries.
In his talk on Tuesday, DGHI director Mike Merson discussed the top 10 developments in global health in the past 50 years (e.g., AIDS/HIV drugs, birth control pills, genome sequencing, smallpox eradication, stem cell research, etc.) and his top 6 predictions for the future of global health (e.g., rise of chronic disease/NCDs, continued growth of infectious diseases, health impact of climate change, refugee crisis, health technology, and longer human lives). Did you miss this great talk? Check...
DGHI faculty Steve Taylor and Wendy Prudhomme-O’Meara, both based in Kenya, were awarded a $2.9M grant from NIH's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to investigate malaria prevention strategies for children with sickle cell anemia (SCA). Ultimate, the goal of the study is to reduce the morbidity of SCA in malaria-endemic areas in Africa. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2cRcmqD