Africa focus

Contraceptive Product Development and Introduction

Join us on March 10th at 11 am EST as the Center for Global Reproductive Health's kicks off our Spring Speaker series during the week of International Women's Day! Kate Rademacher and Rebecca Callahan join us from FHI 360 to discuss contraceptive healthcare and development. This panel will cover topics from contraceptive research and development to global efforts to expand levonorgestrel IUD availability in low-income countries.

The (In)visible Organ Documentary Screening

Join us on January 14th for the premiere of The (In)visible Organ documentary and to celebrate Cervical Cancer Awareness month with the release of a documentary film. The 50-min film will be screened live and followed by a brief discussion with the director Andrea Shinyoung Kim, producers, and members from cast.

The (In)visible Organ documentary investigates how the design of technology impacts healthcare, especially when concerning an intimate part of the female body.

Mobile Phones in Africa: A Daily Revolution

In Africa more than anywhere else the spread of mobile phones amounts to a daily revolution. Adoption of the new technology has been hyper- rapid and massive across the continent, in urban as well as rural areas, and its usage is innovative in myriad ways. 50 out of 54 African countries already offer 4G connection speed thus allowing easy access to social media and the wider web. Mobile financial services have fast-tracked the inclusion of millions driving the economy and social growth, impacting GDP and creating jobs.

Can mHealth Bridge the Implementation Gaps in Cervical Cancer Prevention? A Case Study from Kenya

Director, Center for Global Reproductive Health at Duke
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Global Health
Associate Chief, Division of Women's Community and Population Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Master of Science in Global Health Candidate
Graduate Research Assistant, Duke Center for Global Reproductive Health
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Biostatistics and Epidemiology for Global Health

France Winddance Twine: Ghana's Electric Dreams

Please join the From Slavery to Freedom Lab for a screening of two of the six segments of "Ghana's Electric Dreams" with a discussion with Dr. France Winddance Twine, Professor of Sociology at UC Santa Barbara and award-winning filmmaker, on the genealogy of collaboration that produced this documentary.

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2019 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Join us for the 22nd Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, April 4-7, 2019 in historic downtown Durham, North Carolina.

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of nonfiction cinema. Each spring, Full Frame welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to historic downtown Durham, North Carolina, for a four-day, morning-to-midnight array of nearly 100 films, as well as discussions, panels, and Southern hospitality.

2018 Global Health Research Showcase

Join trainees, faculty, staff and friends from many departments across Duke's campus and across the Triangle's global health community for an event that highlights the work of our students. Students from all academic levels will present posters on their fieldwork and research projects. We will also announce the winners of the 2018 Global Health Photo Contest.