During a two-week trip to China in December 2011, Professor Bei Wu visited several universities in four major cities: Beijing, Nanjing, Wuhan, and Shanghai. Her trip sought to continue to build and expand upon collaborations with these universities.
News from OGACHI
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.
The Office of Global and Community Health Initiatives (OGACHI) officially launched a faculty interest group in nursing pertaining to global health. OGACHI Faculty Affiliates (OFA) seeks to organize faculty with an affinity for global health to come together in advancing global research, education, and professional service in the School of Nursing.
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.
Dorothy Powell, professor and associate dean for global and community health initiatives, and Eugenia Gil, an ABSN student and MADIN II Scholar, traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, to attend the World Health Organization's Global Forum for Government Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers held May 16-17. Dr.
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.
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.
Duke delegation visits Wuhan University
Solving long-term care’s "last hundred meters"
From June 11 to June 12, the "Sino-US Long-Term Care Forum" was held in Shanghai. The Forum was sponsored by Huadong Hospital, Fudan University School of Nursing, and Duke University School of Nursing.