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Join the CGH Student Advisory Board!

Interested in shaping global health culture and opportunities on Grounds? Apply now for the 2014-2015 UVa Center for Global Health Student Advisory Board!  CGH focuses on health as a human value and engages multiple disciplines across the University as well as across cultural, economic, and geographic divides. CGH enriches the UVa academic mission, emphasizing academics and research while bridging centers, departments, and schools to build lasting collaborations within the University and globally.

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.

Medical Education: Health, Culture, Humility

The Center for Global Health Scholar Award in Medicine is intended to foster knowledge and regard for the practice of medicine globally. CGH founding director Dr. Richard Guerrant has championed transformative international experiences for UVa medical students since 1978. Global experience is increasingly regarded as an essential component of higher education and medical scholars both gain and contribute a great deal during their international rotations.

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 Local 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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Science Straight Up: When Science and Culture Collide

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

Film Screening: Thing With No Name

Wednesday, April 16, 6:00 - 8:00 PM in OpenGrounds. 

An OpenGrounds film screening and discussion on TB/HIV in South Africa and Tanzania. Presented by Dr. Scott Heysell, Dr. Tania Thomas, and Professor Christian McMillen.