The global health landscape is undergoing a rapid, profound set of transitions that threaten to stall or even derail progress in health improvement, including transitions in diseases, demography, development assistance for health and domestic health financing (the "4Ds" of transition). Maintaining continued global health progress-and certainly achieving an acceleration in progress-will depend on how health policymakers navigate these critical transitions. DGHI's Center for Policy Impact in Global Health is hosting five international fellows from Ghana (Gilbert Abiiro), Nigeria (Tolu Oladele, Kurfi Abubakr and Daniel Ogbuabor), and Sweden (Hampus Holmer) and their policy research projects address a remarkable range of "grand challenges" associated with transition. DGHI's Gavin Yamey will moderate five short "spark talks" from all five fellows, followed by a moderated Q&A with the audience. The fellows' research projects include ways to improve the quality of health care, ways to reach universal health coverage with a focus on protecting the poor, how middle-income countries can fund their own HIV programs after donors exit, and policies to prevent a catastrophic explosion of non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.
Lunch will be provided. This event is part of Think Global, a weekly lecture series at the Duke Global Health Institute.