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

How well is Ghana—with one of the best testing capacities in Africa—responding to COVID-19?
July 28, 2020
This blog was first published in Brookings Future Development Blog. The authors are Jiaqi Zhang, Justice Nonvignon, and Wenhui Mao. The first two COVID-19 cases in Ghana were confirmed on...
How well is India responding to COVID-19?
July 28, 2020
This blog was first published in Brookings Future Development Blog. The authors are Ipchita Bharali, Preeti Kumar, and Sakthivel Selvaraj. The first COVID-19 case in India was detected on...
How well has Nigeria responded to COVID-19?
July 28, 2020
This blog was first published in Brookings Future Development Blog. The authors are Siddharth Dixit, Yewande Kofoworola Ogundeji, and Obinna Onwujekwe. On January 23, 2020, the World Heal...