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MHIRT Supports New Grad’s Love of Public Health Work in South Africa

The MHIRT Scholars Arrive! The Center for Global Health MHIRT Scholars are already in South Africa and others arrive in St. Kitts soon. MHIRT was created to support underrepresented minority students in the field of global, rural health.  

Hannah Graham Memorial Award

The Hannah Graham Memorial Award will be given to students who share Graham’s passions for global health, French culture and service to others. Recipients will commit to engaging in two semesters of related coursework at U.Va. and in field work of at least eight weeks in a French-speaking developing country, such as Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco or Haiti.

The 2015 CGH University Scholars

The 2015 Center for Global Health University Scholars program is represented by outstanding, diverse students conducting research projects in collaboration with UVA faculty mentors, local institutions, and in-country mentors at multiple international sites, including both our Global Partner sites and independent sites. 

Our Mission

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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Saint Kitts and Nevis Press Conference Held to Discuss MHIRT Research Project

On Monday, June 15, 2015, a press conference was held in Nevis with members from the Saint Kitts and Nevis Ministry of Health, Dr. Jeanita Richardson, Associate Professor at UVa, and MHIRT scholars and faculty. Local faculty partners, Dr. Merissa O'Connor from Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College and Ms. Gail Mills from Nevis Sixth Form College participated in the conference which discussed the Type 2 Diabetes surveillance project that is underway. 

CGH Welcomes 2015 MHIRT Scholars & Visiting Faculty

This past week the Center for Global Health welcomed the inaugural cohort of MHIRT scholars and visiting faculty to Charlottesville for their pre-departure international research preparation week. Visiting faculty members from the University of Venda, South Africa and Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda engaged with the scholars and UVa faculty during the preparatory week.

Ebola in West Africa: Looking Back, Moving Forward

On Thursday, May 14th at 8PM EDT Doctors Without Borders is hosting a live panel discussion webcast on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Please register here.