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”)​
Transitioning away from donor funding for health ...
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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
Japan IDA ...
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Policy Blog

Coronavirus: The new normal
June 15, 2020
This blog is the text of a YouTube live talk given by our Center’s Director, Gavin Yamey, on June 12, 2020. Hello and thank you so much for joining this YouTube live conversation today on...
Crossing the quality chasm: Nigeria’s long walk to universal health coverage
April 9, 2020
In a recently published blog, my friend Dr Abiodun Awosusi narrated this very touching story: “I walked into the paediatric unit of a teaching hospital in Nigeria a few years ago to review a...
Ghana: Healthcare for a Country in Transition
March 19, 2020
This blog was first published in Duke Global Health Institute News. The author Mary-Russell Roberson. Among sub-Saharan African countries, Ghana stands out for its high rate of health ins...