News from OGACHI

Tanzanian Dignitary to Visit DUSON

Gustav Moyo, Registrar of the Nurses and Midwifery Council of Tanzania, visited Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) from February 25 to March 7, 2012. The purpose of his visit was to consult with DUSON Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) faculty and leadership on the potential for nurse practitioner education and practice in Tanzania, a potential collaborative initiative between DUSON, the nursing schools at Muhimbili University and the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College, and the City of Hope. During his visit Mr.

OGACHI Website Gets a Facelift

The Duke University School of Nursing website has a new look. Consistent with the implementation of the new website, the Office of Global and Community Health Initiatives’ web pages will also undergo significant changes. Be sure to visit OGACHI on the web periodically to view continued enhancements such as a new Faculty and Staff Initiatives page highlighting global activity and DUSON involvement.

DUSON Hosts Students from Wuhan University for Cultural Immersion Experience, Public Health Study Tour

From July 7 to August 11, 2012, Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) is hosting five undergraduate and two graduate students from Wuhan University in China for an international study tour that has been coordinated by the Office of Global and Communuity Health Initiatives (OGACHI) at DUSON.

Nurses of the World Address Noncommunicable Diseases: From a Student’s Viewpoint

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are a global problem. According to the International Council of Nurses, eighty percent of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes and over a third of cancers could be prevented by eliminating shared risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diets, physical inactivity, and excessive alcohol consumption. With this growing crisis, nurses—who comprise the largest group of health care providers and are at times the only providers available in the community—have the knowledge and skills to play a vital role in both preventing and controlling the burden of NCDs.

Scroll back to top automatically