Looking for inspiration?
SEAD wants students across many disciplines to be inspired by the innovations that are happening in global health. SEAD looks to connect students from a variety of majors and academic interests: global health, business, engineering, pre-med and medical students, area studies, public policy, environmental studies. No matter what your major, you can contribute to social entrepreneurship and solutions to development problems around the world.
The following organizations, events, and opportunities are a good place to start:
Join Duke I&E for Social Innovation Fridays!
When: Every Friday 12:00-1:00pm
Where: Bryan Center, Student Life Conference Room
Have an idea for an innovative approach to address a critical social problem? Want to meet other Duke change-makers with an ambition to make a difference in the world? Need help launching or scaling the impact of your social venture?
Join the Duke I&E staff and other students with your lunch for community building and Q&A!
For more information, contact Duke Social I&E Program Coordinator Katherine Black.
Get involved on campus:
Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovation (DISI)
Duke Student Initiative on Social Entrepreneurship Advisory Group (DSISE)
Women’s Institute for Secondary Education and Research
Description: WISER at Duke (WISERduke) is a chartered Duke student organization committed to helping improve the quality of girls’ secondary education in Muhuru Bay, Kenya as part of the Women’s Institute for Secondary Education and Research NGO. WISERduke is unique because it is founded on a strong partnership with an vibrant community in Kenya.
Universities Allied for Essential Medicines
Description: Many important medicines and public health technologies are developed in academic laboratories. Their accessibility in poor nations is profoundly affected by the research, patenting and licensing decisions made by universities. We are part of an international coalition of university students who engage university, government, and industry for: (1) fair technology licensing practices, (2) transparency in academia-industry relationships, and (3) [...]
Project HEAL – Health Education and Awareness in Latin America
Description: Project HEAL is a student-run organization dedicated to providing health education resources for women and children in rural Honduras, as well as Latino members of the Durham community. Through health education lessons ranging from basic health (like dental health, nutrition and mental health) for children to issues of reproductive health (like HIV/AIDS education and family planning) for women.
Progressive Health Partnership
Description: PHP is an organization of Duke students who share a common belief in equal access to healthcare. Founded in November of 2007, PHP initiated its first working partnership in March of 2008 – with Mayanja Memorial Hospital Foundation (MMHF) located in Mbarara, Uganda – and in October of the same year, PHP became a fully functional organization.
Description: Operation Smile is a national non-profit organization that sends medical volunteers to underprivileged countries all over the world to repair facial deformities in children. They additionally seek to build public and private partnerships that advocate for sustainable healthcare systems for children and families.
Description: Nourish International’s mission is to eradicate poverty by engaging students and empowering communities. Nourish runs small business ventures during the year to raise money for a sustainable, grassroots international project implemented during the summer. Website: http://nourishinternational.org
GlobeMed is a student-led nonprofit working to achieve global health equity through partnerships between chapters at more than 50 universities and grassroots organizations in impoverished communities around the world. GlobeMed at Duke is partnered with Salud Sin Limites in Siuna, Nicaragua, an organization that works to improve aspects of health and well-being of an impoverished community that is historically ignored [...]
Foundation for the International Medical Relief for Children
Duke FIMRC is an organization focused on maternal and child health on both an international scale and in Durham. Our chapter has three main focuses: community service, education/awareness, and fundraising. Members volunteer in the community on a weekly basis with two organizations in Durham that promote healthy lifestyles for children.
FACE AIDS is a student-powered movement to increase HIV/AIDS awareness, both on campus and in the community, with hopes to help address health disparities around the globe. We seek to educate, fundraise, and provide resources to the Duke community and help empower students interested in Global Health and social justice.
Engineers Without Borders
We are the Duke University chapter of the international nonprofit organization Engineers Without Borders. Our mission is to support community-driven development programs worldwide through the design and implementation of sustainable engineering projects, while fostering responsible leadership. EWB-Duke is characterized by strong undergraduate involvement from initial project design and analysis to final on-site implementation.
Engineering World Health
Description: Members of Duke Engineering World Health volunteer their time to improve the quality of health care in the developing world through the design, assembly, and repair of appropriate biomedical devices. The organization serves to inspire and motivate other members of the Duke community to take an active role in global health, while also providing members with activities to foster their interests.
Duke Global BrigadesPosted by admin | Thursday, 12 December 2012 | Global Health, Service Organization Database
Description: Global Medical Brigades (GMB) develops sustainable health initiatives and provides relief where there is limited access to healthcare. Our current focus is in Central America where student volunteers and health professionals travel to establish mobile medical clinics in under resourced communities.
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