Tanzania has faced tremendous challenges in promoting health for its citizens including poverty, infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, the emergence of non-communicable diseases, and shortages of health care workers and facilities. Duke has partnered with colleagues in Tanzania to address these challenges in health promotion. The impact of this partnership has affected students, trainees and faculty, both at Duke and in Tanzania.
John A. Bartlett MD is Professor of Medicine, Global Health and Nursing at Duke University Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre. Dr. Bartlett's research focuses on the treatment and complications of HIV infection, and has been the recipient of numerous US National Institutes of Health research grants. He is the Associate Director for Research of the Duke Global Health Institute, Co-Director of the Duke University Center for AIDS Research, a Senior Fellow within the Duke University Health Inequalities Program, and co-chairs the Duke University Africa Initiative. He has received numerous teaching awards from Duke University medical students and house staff, and is a past recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award. A major focus of Dr. Bartlett's ongoing work is capacity building at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Moshi, Tanzania.
- Africa Initiative