Eck Institute for Global Health // University of Notre Dame

Eck Institute for Global Health

Health is a fundamental human right


The University of Notre Dame's Eck Institute for Global Health is a university-wide enterprise that recognizes health as a fundamental human right and endeavors to promote research, training, and service to advance health standards for all people, especially people in low and middle-income countries, who are disproportionately impacted by preventable diseases.

Members of the Eck Institute for Global Health are working to address global health challenges through basic and applied research. Notre Dame is a world leader in vector research and is home to VectorBase and VecNET.


Mosquitoes capable of carrying Zika virus found in Washington, D.C.

January 27, 2016

Aedes aegypti mosquito

On Monday (Jan. 25), the World Health Organization announced that Zika virus, a mosquito-borne illness that in the past year has swept quickly throughout equatorial countries, is expected to spread across the Americas and into the United States.

Notre Dame Researchers Find Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes in DC’s Backyard

January 21, 2016

As recently reported by researchers at the University of Notre Dame, a major disease-carrying mosquito population has been discovered in a Capitol Hill neighborhood in Washington, DC. To add insult to injury, the team identified genetic evidence that these mosquitoes have overwintered for at least the past four years; meaning they are adapting for persistence in a northern climate well out of their normal range.

Led by Department of Biological Sciences professor David Severson, ...


Mayor Pete Buttigieg

Fri Feb 26, 2016 • 10:45AM - 12:00PM

The Mayor of Southy Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg, will share his leadership experiences and vision for the City of South Bend with students and guests. Join us for this rare opportunity as he delivers: Leadership in Public Health. All are welcome to attend.…

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