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.


George B. Craig, Jr. Memorial Lecture presented by alumnus Tom Burkot

September 30, 2015

Notre Dame alumnus Tom Burkot, PhD, a leader in global disease research, delivered the 2015 George B. Craig, Jr. Memorial Lecture titled George B. Craig, Jr., Notre Dame, and the Fight to Eradicate Malaria to a packed crowd on Friday, September 18. Burkot, a 1976 graduate of Notre Dame, has been at the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine at James Cook University since 2011. His research in mosquito control has included many projects with fellow Notre Dame alumni including Ned Walker at Michigan State University and Bill Hawley with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stationed in Atlanta. Burkot also works closely with Notre Dame faculty members Neil Lobo and Frank Collins.…

Notre Dame Partnership in Global Health Research Yields Results

September 29, 2015

Molly Elston, MS ’12, recently returned to the University of Notre Dame (UND) after serving as a Global Health Research Associate in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, for two years with the Health Systems Strengthening Initiative (HSSI). In 2013, UND partnered with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) to focus their expertise and resources on strengthening faith-based health systems in countries with little to no access to quality healthcare services through the HSSI.  Réseau des Institutions Chrétiennes de Santé d'Haïti


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