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.
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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 happens to health financing during the middle-income transition?
December 17, 2019
This blog was first published in Brookings Future Development Blog. The authors are Ipchita Bharali and Indermit Gill. As countries move from low to middle income, they experience big
My Experience as a Global Health Policy Fellow
December 16, 2019
My Experience as a Global Health Policy Fellow I have recently finished a two-month global health policy fellowship at the Center for Policy Impact in Global Health (CPIGH). This fellows...
The 5 problems China must tackle now to achieve the 2030 health SDGs
December 12, 2019
This blog was first published in Brookings Future Development Blog. The authors are Shu Chen, Wenhui Mao, and Shenglan Tang. China made impressive gains during the Millennium Developmen