It’s a new kind of policy lab.
It’s a new kind of policy lab.
"We’ll design, prototype and model alternative solutions to help mobilize and target financing to improve the health of the world’s poor." -- Gavin Yamey, Director

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 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
Projects & Papers

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Strengthening the United States Government’s Role in Product Development for Global Health
Despite recent progress in global health, poor populations in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs...
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Policy Blog

Our new report on the role of the U.S. government in supporting product development for global health
February 24, 2017
Despite recent progress in global health, poor populations in low- and middle-income countries continue to suffer and die disproportionately from poverty related and neglected diseases (PRND...
New Research and Policy Center to Address Future of Financing Global Health
December 1, 2016
DURHAM, N.C. -- A new policy lab opening today at the Duke Global Health Institute will address financing solutions aimed at improving the health of the world’s poor. Specifically, the Ce
Investing in health: what is the economic case?
December 1, 2016
The last few decades have seen an extraordinary transformation in global health outcomes. Nearly 7 million fewer children die each year today than in 1990.  Global average life expectancy ha

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