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EBOLA: Resources and Updates

Please visit the resources page for information on Ebola.  (Photo:  Niaid, via European Pressphoto Agency) And see the CGH Student Advisory Board Blog post on the Ebola perspectives panel.

Training Future Leaders to Address Global Rural Health Disparities

The Center for Global Health at the University of Virginia, with a new MHIRT - Minority Health & Health Disparities International Research Training grant from the National Institutes of Health, will offer the UVa MHIRT Research Training Program: Training Future Leaders to Address Global Rural Health Disparities

Sustainable Design and Global Health

Erin I. Root, MArch, MLArch, is the WHIL Innovations Postdoctoral Fellow in Architecture at the Center for Global Health. Her primary work is centered in Venda Region of South Africa. She recently presented her research at the Cumulus Conference, which is committed to defining the vital role of design and visual culture in addressing pressing global issues. (Photo: Vele School, E. Root)

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The University of Virginia's Center for Global Health promotes health in resource-limited settings by fostering the commitment of students, faculty and partners from many disciplines to address the diseases of poverty.

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The GOJO Initiative

Monday, October 20 at 12:30 pm, Tense Woldesellasie, President and Executive Director of GOJO Initiative, will present his open-source project to designsustainable houses for the world’s poor. Tense is the founder of the GOJO Initiative and is a graduate student in the School of Architecture.

"LAND GRABBING" in ETHIOPIA

October 24, at 1:00-2:30pm in Monroe Hall #130 - More Info -  Large tracts of agricultural land worldwide are in the process of being acquired and converted from subsistence farming to large scale commercial agriculture.

UVa study details gap in mental health care

UVa Professor of Economics, Steven Stern's paper in Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology provides estimates that 9,634 to 38,022 people in the region annually fall beyond the reach of the mental health care services. At best, half of Central Virginians who need public mental health care might not get it, according to the study; at worst, nearly nine in 10 might not get care