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

Maya Wright is one of the first Center for Global Health MHIRT Scholars; the result of a grant from the Minority Health International Research Training program, created to support outstanding, underrepresented minority students in the field of global, rural health.  Scholars will work in St. Kitts and Nevis; Wright, and others, will work in Limpopo, South Africa.

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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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.

Congratulations to CGH Intern Natalie

Congratulations to our communications intern, Natalie Orentlicher, who has been awarded a Princeton in Asia fellowship. She will be leaving UVA and CGH to work for a Research-for-Development NGO in Vientiane, Laos.

Global Volunteering vs. Volunteering @ Home

NYT The Opinion Pages:  An African’s Message for America

Check out the discussion: Kenyan activist, Boniface Mwangi, and students at Duke University talk about the usefulness of American volunteerism abroad vs. volunteering at home.