Member Highlights: Duke University
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) a $20 million grant. The grant will help the DGHI educate a new generation of leaders and experts, and build research capacity from Durham to Delhi to address critical global health challenges.
The grant provides $10 million in endowment support to sustain the growth of DGHI. The other $10 million will support a challenge that will match one dollar for every dollar given - making the total impact of the grant $30 million - and will allow other donors to partner with the foundation to:
- Build on Duke's recognized leadership in global health education, particularly its hands-on learning opportunities, to meet the growing demand of students interested in global health;
- Recruit and support faculty at Duke working across disciplines and schools to address global health challenges. Examples include HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment (medicine and public policy), mental health (psychiatry and psychology) and strengthening health systems (economics and management);
- Bolster financial aid for students, including graduate fellowships and support for international students; and
- Strengthen DGHI's partnerships with institutions and organizations in priority locations such as Haiti, Kenya, Tanzania, Sri Lanka and South Africa.