The mission of the University of Massachusetts Institute for Global Health is to protect and promote the health of people across the globe.

Students Monika Roy (top right) and Jean Arnaud (bottom) visited Midwives for Haiti (MFH) in July 2017  to study their community outreach system for conducting cholera surveillance. Pictured from MFH are Marie Ange Louis (top left), a nurse and birthing assistant, and Val Josette Philomene (top middle), head nurse and birthing assistant.

Using comparative genomics, several studies provided circumstantial evidence that the infectious cholera strains originated in Nepal. However, multiple strains appear to have been involved, some of which may have been of local origin, which reflects the need to develop methodology for accurate strain identification in order to track sources of infection.

Peltier Lab on Air Pollution

Air pollution is a global problem and causes more than 8 million early deaths per year. The majority of these deaths occur in the developing world, which also happens to be the location where we know the least about air quality.

Team of local and international students scoping for air and noise monitoring sites in Accra neighborhoods

The Pathways to Equitable Healthy Cities project is an international consortium of researchers working in partnership with local policy makers to advance sustainable urban development that supports healthier lives for all.

Global Health in the news

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the “humanitarian crisis in Yemen remains the worst in the world.” Cholera and malnutrition are devastating Yemen’s people, in a country that has been torn apart by civil war and whose basic infrastructure is almost completely destroyed.