About Diana Duong

Diana Duong is a health journalist and professional fact checker. Her byline has appeared in publications across Canada, including Chatelaine, the Medical Post, Flare, and the Globe and Mail. She is based in Toronto.

Stories

  1. Article: No Matter Their Age, Women and Girls Feel the Weight of Neglected Tropical Diseases
    Health

    No Matter Their Age, Women and Girls Feel the Weight of Neglected Tropical Diseases

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Diana Duong|Jan. 9, 2019

    Women and girls of all ages feel the burden of these diseases throughout their entire life. Read more

  2. Article: The 'Kissing Bug' Carries This Disease — But Its Effects Are Far From Romantic
    Health

    The 'Kissing Bug' Carries This Disease — But Its Effects Are Far From Romantic

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Diana Duong|Jan. 7, 2019

    When they bite their victims, they also defecate at the site of the bite. Read more

  3. Article: Leprosy Isn't Actually a Flesh-Eating Disease, But It Is a Neglected One
    Health

    Leprosy Isn't Actually a Flesh-Eating Disease, But It Is a Neglected One

    By Diana Duong|Dec. 17, 2018

    Thanks to modern therapy, the disease is now curable. Read more

  4. Article: You Probably Know What Elephantiasis Is — But Did You Know There's No Real Cure?
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    You Probably Know What Elephantiasis Is — But Did You Know There's No Real Cure?

    By Diana Duong|Dec. 17, 2018

    The disease impacts a person’s mobility and a country’s productivity — and there's no complete cure. Read more

  5. Article: This Neglected Tropical Disease Can Lead Its Victims to Paranoia — And Even Death
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    This Neglected Tropical Disease Can Lead Its Victims to Paranoia — And Even Death

    By Diana Duong|Dec. 17, 2018

    If left untreated, this disease can alter personalities and lead to endless hours of sleep. Read more

  6. Article: The GFF Replenishment Raised $1 Billion. Here Are 5 Ways the Money Will Help Moms and Babies.
    Health

    The GFF Replenishment Raised $1 Billion. Here Are 5 Ways the Money Will Help Moms and Babies.

    By Diana Duong|Nov. 16, 2018

    The GFF secured $1 billion at its replenishment conference. Read more

  7. Article: Private Companies Can Improve Health Care for Women and Children. Here's How.
    Health

    Private Companies Can Improve Health Care for Women and Children. Here's How.

    By Diana Duong|Nov. 5, 2018

    The private sector works on everything from developing medication to shipping it around the world. Read more

  8. Article: Sexual Education Is Key to Achieving Gender Equality and Global Health for All
    AdvocacyHealth

    Sexual Education Is Key to Achieving Gender Equality and Global Health for All

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Diana Duong|Nov. 5, 2018

    Education means empowerment. Read more

  9. Article: What Is the Global Financing Facility Replenishment?
    AdvocacyHealth

    What Is the Global Financing Facility Replenishment?

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Diana Duong|Nov. 2, 2018

    On Nov. 6, stakeholders involved with the Global Financing Facility (GFF) will meet in Oslo, Norway. Read more

  10. Article: Mothers in Cameroon Are Dying at Shocking Rates. The GFF Will Help Change That.
    AdvocacyHealth

    Mothers in Cameroon Are Dying at Shocking Rates. The GFF Will Help Change That.

    By Diana Duong|Oct. 30, 2018

    Cameroon ranks 18th among the countries with the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. Read more