The Center for Global Women’s Health Technologies builds programs and relationships that improve women’s health through developing holistic approaches to prevent cervical cancer; collaborate with other teams to develop and implement new models of healthcare delivery; educate women in low-resource communities about the intersection of technology, light, and health; and mentor students interested in women’s health through research and education.
This collaboratory will create a roadmap to leverage transformative technologies into a scalable delivery model that can reduce burgeoning cancer disparities, with a focus on cervical cancer. Researchers, led by Dr. Ramanujam, will identify challenges and strategies to shift procedures from specialists to primary care providers and/or reduce clinical visits; conduct a cost-benefit analysis of this approach; and establish the acceptance of this approach by both providers and patients, including a sustainable business model, using the Pocket Colposcope as an example. Collaborators include Mark McClellan, Buzz Waitzkin and Megan Huchko.
We have a growing global reproductive health East Africa research hub based in Kisumu, Kenya. Researchers associated with this hub will be collaborating on joint research studies, sharing knowledge, and disseminating exciting new information in the field of reproductive health. This site is available for students and researchers to be based out of for research studies and projects.
The KCMC Duke Collaboration has been in place for 10 years. This collaboration began under the guidance of Drs. Haywood Brown (Duke) and Olola Oneko (KCMC). The following are a selection of key activities as part of the collaboration: mentoring of Duke Residents and Global Health Fellows at KCMC; educational video conferencing on various topics between KCMC and Duke students, residents, and faculty; assistance with resident research projects; and collaborative research with local physician-scientists in terms of quality improvement for obstetrical patients and improving cervical cancer screening and prevention.
These are just a few examples of the reproductive health research and collaborations affiliated with the Center. If you want more information about these collaborations or have some to add, please email Aarushi Venkatakrishnan.