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

Read our latest publications

A framework for stimulating economic investments to prevent emerging diseases
Read the latest WHO article on co-authored by our director, Gavin Yamey. The article presents a five...
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Financing of international collective action for epidemic and pandemic preparedness
Read our article on "Financing of international collective action for epidemic and pandemic prepared...
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Policy Blog

Pandemics and the poor
June 23, 2017
This blog was originally published as part of the Future Development blog series of the Brookings Institution on June 19, 2017 and the original version can be found here. When epidemics o...
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

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