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A Passion for Global Health and Development

Dr. Rebecca Scharf, a pediatrics physician and researcher with the Center for Global Health, works to expand opportunities and resources for children with disabilities. This summer, she will mentor eight UVa students on multiple initiatives in Zambia with the Special Hope Network.

World Water Day Symposium at the University of Virginia

Water is essential for all life; sufficient water for everyone will be a critical challenge of the 21st century. The World Water Day Symposia (WWDS) at the University of Virginia, held Friday 21 March, at venues across grounds, brought together multiple disciplines within the academic community, water professionals, and public interest around global water challenges which we all face.

2nd UVa Global Health Case Competition: A Look Back

On March 1, 2014, 83 students from eight schools across the University presented proposals as part of the 2nd UVa Global Health Case Competition, sponsored by the UVa Center for Global Health.This year’s case, “Aliquoting Aid:  Refugee Relief for the Syrian Situation,” challenged teams to develop innovative programs to address the health and development needs of the nearly 3 million Syrian refugees who have fled the conflict.

U.Va. Student Project to Aid Zambian Disabled Children Earns Davis Prize

Congratulations to UVA Undergrads Emily Nemec, Lauren Baetsen, and Amanda Halacy! With the $10,000 Davis Prize, combined with funds from Jefferson Public Citizens and the Center for Global Health, this team will work with the Special Hope Network, a Zambian organization that educates children with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities from impoverished families in Lusaka, Zambia.


This research project will examine whether explicit training in planning lessons on early reading skills results in improved outcomes for Zambian children. Read more here

MUST-UVa Partnership Spotlighted by Charlottesville Media

Local media were at UVa Monday to cover meetings between a delegation from the Mbarara Institute of Science and Technology and faculty, students, and staff from UVa.

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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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Doctors Without Borders in the Middle East

Doctors Without Borders in the Middle East: Join IRO today for a presentation by Dr. Nabil Al-Tikriti, a member of the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) US Board of Directors. An expert on the modern Middle East, Dr. Al-Tikriti will discuss MSF's history working in the Middle East, as well as past debates within MSF regarding Middle East operations. All members of the University community are welcome to attend!

Flash! Screening: Thing With No Name

Flash! Screening: Thing With No Name

Led by Dr. Scott Heysell, Dr. Tania Thomas and Professor Christian McMillen

Wednesday, April 16th @ 6:00 p.m. | OpenGrounds Studio

Science Straight Up: When Science and Culture Collide

Friday April 11, 7:30PM at The Wooly Mammoth