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
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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Closing the domestic health financing gap in low- and middle-income countries
Enhancing domestic revenues: constraints and opportunities ...
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Donor transitions from HIV programs: What is the impact on vulnerable populations?
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Stories From Africa Seminar Series
Seminar One Brookings Blog: Is trade with India changing Africa’s health care landscape? S
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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