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Welcome Back! CGH Student Advisory Board leader, Alexis Chaet, at the 2015 Fall Activities Fair. Plan to join us in 2015-2016 for Global Health on Grounds events, speakers, and opportunities. 

2015 MHIRT Scholars Present!

The inaugural cohort for the 2015 Minority Health International Research Training program was a huge success. Students conducted intensive mentored research in St. Kitts and Nevis and South Africa over the summer returned to UVA to analyze their data and present to the UVA community. Please see: http://slides.com/uvacgh/deck-1

2015 CGH Scholars Blog!

Check it out - the 2015 CGH Scholars are out in the world - building partnerships and friendships, conducting research and learning so much! See all the blog posts.

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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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Register Now for Unite for Sight GHIC

Register by August 31, 2015 to receive the lowest price on registration for the Unite for Sight annual Global Health and Innovation Conference at Yale April 16-17, 2016. There will be opportunities to compete for CGH funding in the spring so register now!

Pour untreated water over a page from the book and silver nanoparticles embedded in it will kill nearly 100 percent of disease-causing bacteria

The Drinkable Book, created by Theresa Dankovich, PhD, Carnegie Mellon, might be a lifesaver. The hardcover with sturdy pages infused with bacteria-killing silver nanoparticles is a patent-pending water purification system. The pages of The Drinkable Book are embedded with these particles, which in field tests in five different countries eliminated nearly 100 percent of bacteria that causes waterborne diseases, such as typhoid, cholera, hepatitis and E. coli.

What Would US Global Health Reform Really Look Like?

The Center for Global Development is thinking critically about how the next US president can increase the impact and efficiency of America’s taxpayer-funded global health investments. The US lacks a government-wide strategy on global health engagement, and it shows — most recently in the slow and messy response to the Ebola crisis. But we think it doesn’t have to be this way.