Health Appalachia Institute supports UVA-Wise students as HAI Global Health Scholars in partnership with the Center for Global Health at UVA.
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.
The program is a collaborative effort between the Departments of Surgery and Anesthesiology at the University of Rwanda, and their counterparts at the University of Virginia.
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.
The type 2 diabetes project was composed of four different sub projects that focus on identifying the prevalence, distribution, and population of this chronic disease.
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.
The Motivational Interviewing (MI) project to train Community Health Workers (CHWs) was developed at the request of the health district in Limpopo Province.
The Community Health in Limpopo (CHIL) projects are community health-focused research conducted in Limpopo Province, South Africa.
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.
This project is a community-based research project to explore sexual and reproductive health needs of very young adolescents, ages 10-14, in rural Uganda.