Around the world, hundreds of thousands of women die each year from breast cancer, cervical cancer, and complications during pregnancy and childbirth. The Center for Global Women's Health Technologies (GWHT), founded by Dr. Nimmi Ramanujam in 2013 as a partnership between the Duke Global Health Institute and the Pratt School of Engineering, merges Duke's expertise in biomedical engineering and global health to address these issues and improve the lives of women. This center, since inception, has catalyzed new research activities and the development and commercialization of several technologies that advance prevention and treatment of cervical and breast cancer, all while working to increase retention of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM educational disciplines locally and globally.
“With Duke’s leadership in health technology innovations and our university-wide commitment to knowledge in service to society, we are perfectly poised to develop practical solutions to address health challenges facing women, especially those in low- and middle-income countries.”
-Tom Katsouleas, Vinik Dean of Engineering at Duke
GWHT achieves its mission through research, ventures, and community education. Explore our site to learn more about the work that we do and ways that you can get involved.
Innovate with passion, deliver with compassion.