The Institute for Global Health provides an opportunity for the UMass Amherst campus, the UMass System, IGH Partners and Collaborators and the broader community to engage in discussions focused on addressing global health challenges. Multiple perspectives are necessary to inform solutions to global health problems that should include representation from every school and college on the UMass Amherst campus, and indeed the surrounding institutions and communities.
The Professional Certificate for Health Trainers of Outreach Programs prepares students at the University of Notre Dame Hinche to become effective trainers in water quality, waste management and community health. The program offers training skills to prepare instructional leaders for community education, to support community discussion and engagement, and to promote the empowerment of women and girls in remote communities.
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.
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.
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.