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 mosquito researcher weighs in on Zika

August 23, 2016

Severson David

The Zika zone is expanding in Florida as Miami Beach sees a huge increase in cases and money is running out to help study and fight Zika. Congress has not yet passed a bill to fund it. Now, a Notre Dame researcher is weighing in.

Researchers at Notre Dame are starting to look into Zika. They already study the mosquito species called Aedes aegypti -- the primary global mosquito transmitter of a number of viruses around the planet. including Zika.…

This paper-based device can spot poor-quality medicines

August 23, 2016


WASHINGTON: Scientists have developed a simple, inexpensive paper-based device which can identify poor-quality or degraded medications within minutes.


Master of Science in Global Health - Information Session

Wed Sep 28, 2016 • 6:30PM - 7:30PM

Fighting Health Challenges Worldwide:  Learn how you can bridge science to care for the global poor and the skills you will learn to achieve your vision to "stand as a force for good in the world".

Pizza will be served.…

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Paul P. Weinstein Memorial Lecture

Thu Oct 13, 2016 • 3:30PM - 5:00PM

Save the Date! The 2016 Paul P. Weinstein Memorial Lecture will be given by: 

B. Fenton "Lee" Hall, M.D., Ph.D

Chief, Parasitology & International Programs Branch
Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health …

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