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Patrick Kyamanywa

June 28, 2011

Health Care to Rebuild Rwanda

Guest Post by NCCU Summer Intern Chanel Laguna

More than a decade after a genocidal war devastated Rwanda, the Government of Rwanda and the Ministry of Health have a vision for rebuilding the country's health care system. They are looking for academic medical center partners to assist in the effort.

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Tags: global health, lecture, medicine

tomato blight

June 17, 2011

Phytophthora, destroyer of plants

By Ashley Yeager

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Tags: biology, climate/global change, global health, lecture

HIV attacking blood cells

May 2, 2011

Statisticians Review Landmark HIV Vaccine Trial

Hopes ran high in 2009 when a New England Journal of Medicine article announced success in developing a vaccine against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

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Tags: global health, health, research

April 12, 2011

A Global Epidemic Nobody Talks About

Worldwide, suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people aged 15 to 30. 

Young women in Nepal are now more likely to die from suicide than from child-birth. 

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Tags: behavior/psychology, global health, lecture

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February 14, 2011

Statistical Research on Health Care in Kenya

“Malaria counts for 40 percent of the hospital visits in most areas of Kenya,” Duke Global Health Institute  researcher Nathan Smith said during a Friday, Feb. 11 talk.

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February 11, 2011

Building, Not Just Re-Building

Thirty-four seconds doesn’t seem like a lot of time, but on January 12, 2010 that was all it took for a 7.8-scale earthquake to kill 230,000 people in Haiti. The quake destroyed 28 out of 29 government ministries, crippling the government’s ability to respond.

Fortunately, international aid was quick to arrive. Donations flooded in at an unprecedented scale and countries offered their support. Within 24 hours, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) had an emergency response team on the ground.

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sugar baby cupcake

October 29, 2010

"Food Fight" Comes to Duke

Guest Post by student Alice Yen

Ever since coming across his book “Food Fight,” I have wanted to meet Dr. Kelly Brownell.
It was such a great opportunity to hear about his work firsthand on Thursday during his lecture, “Bold Actions to Reduce Childhood Obesity,” sponsored by the Center for Child and Family Policy and Food Week.

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