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”)​
Nigeria's health transitions: Country profile T...
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The global functions of health aid: quantifying and closing the financing gaps​
New! Financing for future pandemics New! Is it ...
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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
Donor dependency in Kenya Transitioning away from...
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Policy Blog

The unfinished agenda of maternal and child health in Africa and Asia: Promising directions to address maternal mortality challenges
July 28, 2022
Blog by Ekene Osakwe, Ipchita Bharali, and Dr. Megan HuchkoThis blog summarizes the discussion and key takeaways from the webinar that was hosted on April 22, 2022 as part of the Asia-Africa...
Reducing Kenya’s health system dependence on donors
March 4, 2021
This blog was first published in Brookings Future Development Blog, March 2, 2021. The authors are Kaci Kennedy McDade, Kenneth Munge, Gilbert Kokwaro, and Osondu Ogbuoji. Health systems ...
How health aid can reach the world’s poorest people
February 12, 2021
This blog was first published in Brookings Future Development Blog, February 2, 2021. The authors are Cordelia Kenney, Kaci Kennedy McDade, Wenhui Mao, and Osondu Ogbuoji. Disruptions cau...