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.

HOT TOPIC: ZIKA! For more information about the mosquito-borne Zika virus and to learn about Notre Dame faculty and alumni research, click here.  


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Notre Dame researchers advise WHO Global Health Policy

December 02, 2016

Alex Perkins, PhD, Eck Family Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, and a member of the Eck Institute for Global Health, along with Guido Espana who holds a postdoctoral position in the Perkins laboratory, were recently published in the journal PLoS Medicine

Notre Dame-USAID Fellow Works with South Bend and Ugandan Partners to Support Palliative Care in Uganda

October 21, 2016

The Center for Hospice Care (CHC) in Indiana works with the Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH) and NDIGD to better understand the current state of palliative care in Uganda in order to identify gaps and opportunities for strengthening palliative care services and care in the country.


Karen A. Goraleski, Executive Director

Wed Jan 25, 2017 • 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Karen Goraleski is Executive Director of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Ms. Goraleski oversees all aspects of the Society’s efforts, including the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; the CTropMed®- Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health; the Annual Meeting, which attracts a global audience and is widely considered the premier meeting in tropical medicine; and a portfolio of activities that includes awards and research opportunities, policy development, advocacy, communications, and membership. Read her complete bio here

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Global Health Student Case Competition

Fri Feb 3, 2017 • 5:00PM - 8:00PM

The Notre Dame Global Health Student Case Competition is a multidisciplinary opportunity for undergraduates and graduate students to join teams to research, explore, and propose solutions to 21st century global health challenges.

Teams of students spend months learning and preparing how to develop, create, and present their solutions to a team of expert judges. The team winner of this year’s competition will qualify for a trip to Emory University in March to compete with their peers on a national level.…

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