News Archives // Eck Institute for Global Health // University of Notre Dame

Eck Institute for Global Health

News » Archives » August 2017

New End Point Strategy for Disease Elimination

August 31, 2017

Over 1.2 billion people in the world suffer from the mosquito-borne disease lymphatic filariasis (LF). Notre Dame researchers have developed models that can be used to assess the use of treated table salt as a complementary means, in addition to mass drug administration, toward the elimination of LF.…

2017 Master of Science in Global Health Commencement Exercises

August 23, 2017

The University of Notre Dame’s Master of Science in Global Health program held its sixth commencement exercise on Saturday, July 29, 2017. A diverse cohort of students celebrated the completion of the requirements for the professional degree of Master of Science in Global Health.   The year-long program culminated with a capstone project. Students fulfilled this research requirement in 12 different countries including: Belize, Haiti, India, Kenya, Peru, Thailand, Uganda, Viet Nam, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Zambia and the United States.…

New research suggests climate change could accelerate mosquito-borne disease epidemics

August 01, 2017

Bad news for humans about the spread of mosquito-borne disease as climate change continues to worsen. New research from the University of Notre Dame, recently published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, proposes a new way that climate change could contribute to mosquitos’ capacity to drive disease epidemics. As climate change continues to rise, so could the speed of epidemics of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and Zika.   …