Duke Course Empowers Budding Leaders to Solve Global Health Problems

Duke Course Empowers Budding Leaders to Solve Global Health Problems

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The Duke Global Health Innovation Center (Duke GHIC) and Innovations in Healthcare (IiH) adhere to core values, including education and capacity building, which improve access to quality, affordable healthcare worldwide. Supporting this core value, we partner with the Duke Global Health Institute’s (DGHI) global health capstone course. This course embodies the intersection of education, innovation, and collaboration in addressing global health challenges. Through experiential learning and mentorship, it empowers students to become catalysts for positive change, preparing the next generation of global health leaders. DGHI’s Class of 2024 undergraduate global health majors Photo by: Chris Hildreth/Rooster Media Productions Bridging Theory and PracticeAt the start of this semester-long partnership, students break into small teams based on their health interests. Then, they are matched with a selected Innovations in Healthcare network innovator to design a practical solution to the innovators’…
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Allow us to re-introduce ourselves

Allow us to re-introduce ourselves

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Allow us to re-introduce ourselves Unveiling the new and improved Duke Global Health Innovation Center website We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new and improved website. After months of planning, design, and development, we are excited to finally unveil an innovative digital experience that reflects our commitment to addressing critical health challenges worldwide. So, what can you expect from the revamped Duke Global Health Innovation Center website? Let’s explore a few of the updates: Streamlined Navigation: Whether you're exploring our initiatives, browsing our research, or looking for ways to stay connected, our intuitive navigation menu makes it easier for you to find the information you need. Comprehensive Resources: From research reports and case studies to toolkits and blogs, you have access to health innovation, policy, financing, and…
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The COVID Treatment QuickStart Consortium Newsletter: April 2024 Edition

The COVID Treatment QuickStart Consortium Newsletter: April 2024 Edition

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This newsletter aims to provide a central hub for information, milestones, and updates regarding the COVID Treatment QuickStart Consortium. The COVID Treatment QuickStart Consortium partners with governments to rapidly introduce and scale access to COVID-19 oral antiviral therapies in vulnerable and high-risk populations presenting with mild to moderate symptoms within five days of symptom onset through a public health test-and-treat model. QuickStart’s top priorities are: Ensuring treatments are accessible in all parts of the world; Preparing for potential future COVID-19 surges; and Building primary healthcare capacity for test-and-treat beyond COVID-19. View the April 2024 QuickStart newsletter. Subscribe to the QuickStart newsletter.
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Trust Matters Newsletter: April 2024 Edition

Trust Matters Newsletter: April 2024 Edition

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"Trust Matters" is a monthly newsletter dedicated to exploring the critical role that trust plays in achieving health outcomes globally, regionally, and nationally. This newsletter aims to provide a central hub for information about the diverse range of initiatives and developments in the realm of trust.  This work is led by the Duke Global Health Innovation Center, the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, and the Duke Global Health Institute, at Duke University. View the April 2024 Trust Matters newsletter. Subscribe to the Trust Matters newsletter and/or contribute your work on trust in health to this newsletter. 
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March 2024 Monthly Roundup

March 2024 Monthly Roundup

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The "Monthly Roundup" is a monthly newsletter dedicated to sharing the latest news from the  Duke Global Health Innovation Center and Innovations in Healthcare. View the March 2024 newsletter. Subscribe to the monthly newsletter.
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Transforming Healthcare: Unleashing the Power of AI for Frontline Workers

Transforming Healthcare: Unleashing the Power of AI for Frontline Workers

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The healthcare industry is constantly evolving, and the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into clinical and operational workflows has the potential to bring significant improvements in care delivery, especially for frontline health workers such as community health workers (CHWs). Innovations in Healthcare recently conducted a study that focused on how three organizations - Audere, Simprints, and ThinkMD - are using AI to support CHWs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The study findings were recently shared in a webinar hosted by Innovations in Healthcare. During the webinar, leaders from these social enterprises and their implementing partners, delved into this growing field, unraveling insightful perspectives and illuminating the potential of AI in revolutionizing healthcare accessibility and equity. The panelists shared the insights below as part of their work leveraging AI for frontline health workers: Unlocking AI's Potential: Revolutionizing…
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Webinar: Integrating AI to Improve Frontline Healthcare Delivery

Webinar: Integrating AI to Improve Frontline Healthcare Delivery

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw8thOfJrFM Innovations in Healthcare and the Bayer Foundation convened a panel discussion on “Integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Improve Frontline Healthcare Delivery.” Speakers highlighted several promising use cases of smartphone-based AI interventions used by community health workers in low-resource settings. Innovations in Healthcare presented new research on the topic, highlighting key considerations for deploying AI to this important cadre of the health system. Speakers include: Natalie Maricich, Product Manager, Audere Eliab Mwiseneza, Child Health and Malaria Technical Officer, Jhpiego Rwanda Sarah Grieves, Strategic Partnerships Lead, Simprints Barry Finette, Founder, THINKMD Moderated by Elina Urli Hodges, Assistant Director, Programs at Innovations in Healthcare and the Duke Global Health Innovation Center.
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Progress, Impacts and Lessons from Market Shaping in the Past Decade: A Systematic Review

Progress, Impacts and Lessons from Market Shaping in the Past Decade: A Systematic Review

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Our preprint, Progress, Impacts and Lessons from Market Shaping in the Past Decade: A Systematic Review, reviews the progress and impacts, and identifies enablers and barriers of market shaping activities in the past decade. Read the full article via The Lancet. Authors: Wenhui Mao, Katharine Olson, Elina Urli Hodges, Krishna Udayakumar Abstract Background: Market shaping activities have been increasingly used to improve access to health products. This paper reviewed the progress and impacts, and identified enablers and barriers of market shaping activities in the past decade. Methods: We conducted a systematic review using a structured searching strategy across five academic databases and key actors' websites with a structured searching strategy for gray and white literature published in English between 2012-2022. Two researchers independently performed screening, data extraction and analysis. This…
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Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Education Beyond Academic Boundaries

Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Education Beyond Academic Boundaries

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The status quo is not good enough to solve global health challenges. The world needs collaborative and innovative solutions. One powerful solution is the Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) Practicum. This unique alliance links students in the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) Education Program with Innovations in Healthcare (IiH) network innovators to address critical health, social, and environmental problems around the world.  This collaborative effort fosters a diverse range of perspectives while harnessing the passion and skills of the next generation of healthcare leaders.  About the course Launched in 2019, the I&E Practicum enables a collaboration between global health students and innovators extending beyond academic boundaries. This approach enhances the students’ educational experience while making a tangible contribution to the development of innovative, sustainable solutions.  Working in multidisciplinary teams, students work with carefully selected innovators…
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