Our Mission

The Center for Policy Impact in Global Health, based at the Duke Global Health Institute, is an innovative policy lab that addresses critical challenges in financing and delivering global health.

Our mission is to improve global health by addressing major strategic questions to inform evidence-based policy change.

Our vision is that targeted health policymakers, at national and global levels, make decisions informed by our work that improve the health of the poor.

Our analytic work and policy dialogue/engagement aims to address three important gaps in global health financing:

  • A gap in financing crucial but neglected “global functions” that benefit the poor
  • A “middle income gap” that can arise when countries graduate from development assistance for health­
  • A domestic health financing gap in low-income countries and middle-income countries.
Our Work
Our Publications

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Driving health progress during disease, demographic, domestic finance, and donor transitions (the “4Ds”)​
The "4Ds" that Threaten Middle-Income Countries M...
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The global functions of health aid: quantifying and closing the financing gaps​
New! Aligning multilateral support for global public goods for health under the G...
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How health aid should evolve to tackle the “middle-income dilemma”​
Donor transitions from HIV programs: what is the impact on vulnerable populations...
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How donors are approaching transition from aid
New! Health aid in transition: a review of the World Bank International Developme...
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Policy Blog

What donors can learn from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s transition
November 18, 2019
Our Policy Associate, Kaci Kennedy McDade, attended the 2019 World Health Summit in Berlin. This blog is her reflection on the Summit. At the World Health Summit last month, I attended a ...
Financing Global Public Goods for Health: How Can We Make the Case?
October 28, 2019
On September 19, 2019, our Center Director Gavin Yamey gave a video presentation at the 5th Annual Public Policy Conference in the Philippines. The conference was called “Navigating the New
What makes a successful international global health or development commission?
October 23, 2019
Our Center Director Gavin Yamey is chairing the Advisory Board for the new Lancet Commission on Hearing Loss.  Yesterday, at the first meeting of the Commission, hosted by Duke University, h