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This experience has instilled in me an appreciation for the paramount importance of personal relationships to successful grassroots public health work. Simple, informal conversations undertaken in a spirit of friendliness and open exchange often yielded some of our most valuable and rewarding insights. The sevikas, or community health workers, were our models; their inexhaustible commitment to the health and well-being of their families, friends and neighbors was unrivaled. – Patrick Robinson
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 support health for all.
Students collecting plant samples with yearling bison in the background
2020 Global Health Leadership Course; l to r, Marie GraceMutuyimana , Christian Ndaribitse, Marcel Durieux, Edwin Niwagyira, and Eugene Tuyishime.
Photo Credit: 2014 CGH Scholar, Amanda Coen, Ghana
2015 CGH Scholar Callie Johnson in South Africa
University of Venda participants in Carol Mershon lecture at Univen, 2016
Photo Credit: Neeka Nazari, CGH Scholar 2017, Thohoyandou, South Africa
The whole Thohoyandou team including UNIVEN student partners.
Project: Benefits of Bison Grazing on a Native American Ranch in South Dakota
This was taken during a bison roundup. The bison needed to be moved from one end of the property to the other, which required herding on horseback. The bison are important part of the historical Native American food culture. All of the bison raised on the German ranch are raised without any antibiotics and eat only the grass produced on the ranch. The hope of this bison rancher is return the prairie to its natural state through bison grazing.