GHW 2014 – About & General Schedule

Duke Global Health Week 2014

An interdisciplinary collaboration of more than 20 student organizations at Duke University


Tuesday, April 1  Kick-Off!

Global Health 2035: A World Converging within a Generation. Join a discussion on the future of global health sponsored by DGHI. For more information, visit

3:30 – 6 pm, Trent, Great Hall A

Celebrate the start of Global Health Week with free appetizers at Satisfactions

7-10 pm, Satisfaction Restaurant

Wednesday, April 2 – Maternal and Child Health

Build water filters, sign Mother’s cards for Project Heal, and test your knowledge of Guatemala and Nicaragua against WISER and GlobeMED

11am-4pm, Statue Quad

Thursday, April 3 – Global Health at Home

Sample different stress relief methods and join an interactive photo campaign

11:30am-2pm, Chapel Quad

McKids Fest. Pick up McDonalds on Flex to support the Ronald McDonald House

11:30 – 2 pm, Chapel Quad

Friday, April 4 – Entrepreneurship

Duke Symposium on Scaling Innovations in Global Health. Participate in a discussion on livelihoods and life-changing products hosted by SEAD. Register at

1-5pm, Trent Semans Center for Health Education at Duke Medicine

Light up the Night and join the fight against cancer! Relay for Life will lead us as we celebrate, remember and fight back!”

6:00pm – 12:00am, Trent Semans Center

Saturday, April 5 – Social Justice & Advocacy

Participate in volunteer hours at the Durham Food Bank. To sign up, contact or call 919-956-2513

9am-12pm, 708 Gilbert St, Durham NC, 27701

Participate in interactive displays, activities, and campaign sales from UAEM, FACE AIDS, and WISER

11am-4pm, Bryan Center Plaza

Enjoy an Awareness BBQ and join in the Spread the Word to End the Word Campaign, hosted by Special Olympics College, Best Buddies, and Autism U

12-2pm, West Main Quad

Watch a screening of Fire in the Blood, a Sundance-acclaimed film showing how how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs for the countries of the global south in the years after 1996 – causing ten million or more unnecessary deaths. Stay for a conversation with student activist Reshma Ramachandran aftewards. Food provided!

6-8pm, French Family Science Center 2231

Sunday, April 6 – Preventative Health

Participate in interactive activities, visual displays, and a photo campaign

12pm-4pm, Bryan Center Plaza and Main Quad

Monday, April 7 – Global Health Exhibition

Presentation of field research from accomplished students and professors. Learn about exciting health opportunities in an interactive open house – snacks and refreshments provided.

1-2:30pm, Bryan Center

DGHI Student Council hosts: Student Voices & Experiences. Hear from undergraduate, medical, and other graduate students about their journeys in global health and ask your questions in small breakout groups!

Time and location TBA



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