Global Health Student Projects

Are you a UVA undergraduate or graduate student interested in global health? Read through the projects listed below to learn more about how you can get involved. Projects focus primarily on international research at our partnerships sites, but if you have an idea for another global health experience, contact us and we can help you get involved.

Childhood Asthma

The investigation of childhood asthma is based in Nevis and relies on a community-based participatory partnership.  There are three different projects within this broad category that seek to understand the prevalence, distribution, and population amongst children.  


Water and Health in Limpopo

The Water and Health in Limpopo (WHIL) project started in 2009 when the first team of University of Virginia and University of Venda students conducted community assessments including a complete census, water quality testing, and GIS mapping of water sources, sanitation facilities, and households. This research in combination with community trust has been the foundation of WHIL.


Students engage in a community-based randomized control trial to evaluate the effectiveness of two different point-of-use water treatment technologies.


PureMadi is an interdisciplinary collaboration of students and faculty at the University of Virginia partnering with the University of Venda, Rotary International, and developing-world communities in Limpopo Province, South Africa, to provide sustainable solutions to global water problems.


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