External Partners // Eck Institute for Global Health // University of Notre Dame

Eck Institute for Global Health

External Partners

  • Through our membership in the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) we partner with faculty and students at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) in Eldoret, Kenya, to build capacity in basic and translational science.
  • Global Health Research Associates (GHRAs) are Notre Dame employees recruited from our Master of Science in Global Health alumni. GHRAs have previously been based in Zambia and Haiti to support partnerships in Health System Strengthening with Catholic Relief Services and Catholic Health Association of the United States. Juan Carlos Guzman provides technical support to the GHRAs and the projects they support.
  • The emerging global burden of cancer is addressed in collaboration with Sharon Stack and Laurie Littlepage, part of the University of Notre Dame’s Harper Cancer Research Institute. Together with Catholic Medical Mission Board and other partners around the globe we are making progress in global comparative cancer research.
  • The EIGH is increasing the research relationship with partner Andean Health and Development through new research projects involving faculty, students, and alumni.
  • Community global health research is supported through a partnership with Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center’s Our Lady of the Rosary Health Center. A GHRA is working in the community on population health metrics and research methods.
  • Health Systems Strengthening Initiative, with global partners Catholic Relief Services and Catholic Health Association of the United States, is a commitment to strengthen faith-based health systems in developing countries to provide quality health care to those who need it most, reduce the burden of disease, and improve health outcomes.  
  • Indiana CTSI (Clinical and Translational Science Institute) provides a framework and resources to develop new biomedical tools (e.g., diagnostics, vaccines, therapeutics) to partner with other Indiana universities for the benefit of both domestic and international needs.

The many exceptional intellectual and academic resources on the Notre Dame campus position the Eck Institute for Global Health to make significant contributions towards the goal that all people enjoy the highest attainable standard of health.