New DGHI Center Will Address Global Reproductive Health

February 27, 2018

The Center will focus on a range of global reproductive health issues, including safe motherhood, cervical cancer prevention and family planning.

Today marks the launch of the Center for Global Reproductive Health, led by Megan Huchko, associate professor of obstetrics & gynecology and global health and based at the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI). The Center will foster expertise on policies, programs and innovations in reproductive health through rigorous research, education and strong relationships with partner countries. One of Huchko’s goals for the Center is to elevate Duke University as a leader in global reproductive health.

Center members aim to cultivate new collaborations; educate the public, researchers and students on domestic and global reproductive health issues; and inspire and build the next generation of global reproductive health leaders at Duke and across the world.

The Center will focus on a range of global reproductive health issues, including safe motherhood, cervical cancer prevention, family planning, preventing and treating sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS prevention.

“We’d like the Center to be a place where people interested in global reproductive health can develop projects and find research partners or mentors,” said Huchko. “We hope to bring together experts from countries in East Africa so we can strengthen our collaborations between the countries and create more opportunities for students and trainees to build expertise in global reproductive health.” 

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Region: 
Sub-Saharan Africa
Theme: 
Global Health