A World of Difference: Duke Global Health Institute 2017-18 Impact Report

Annual report

Global health is a broad field, encompassing many disciplines and perspectives. But I find one thing that unites this diverse community is an uncommon commitment to impact. We believe the true measure of our success is always the positive effect we have on the communities with whom we work.

For that reason, I’m pleased to share with you the Duke Global Health Institute’s 2017-18 Impact Report, which documents the demonstrable impact DGHI faculty, staff, students, and partners have made in the past year.

In this report, you’ll find stories about DGHI’s most powerful work, including:

  • How a team of DGHI faculty are helping improve the odds for pediatric cancer patients in Tanzania
  • How engineers and women’s health experts have come together to creating empowering new technology for women in low-resource settings
  • How DGHI students are working on the front lines to prevent infectious disease outbreaks in Southeast Asia
  • How a diverse team of faculty and students are coming together to address global health challenges in our own backyard.

These are just a few of the examples that make this report an inspiring read. I hope you share my enthusiasm for the work DGHI is doing around the world – and thank you to all of you who are helping to make these impacts possible through your support of the institute and its missions.

With regards,

Chris Plowe
Director, Duke Global Health Institute

Read the Duke Global Health Institute’s 2017-18 Impact Report.