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.  


Watch our leadership as part of ND Day 2016! Notre Dame Day 2016


Tuberculosis: The Disease of Antiquity

March 24, 2017

Jeff Schorey, a world-renowned expert with pioneering work on the role of exosomes in infectious diseases, has been studying mycobacterial disease for almost two decades.

Three Notre Dame faculty elected to AAAS section committees

February 22, 2017

Christine Maziar

Christine M. Maziar will serve as member-at-large on the Societal Impacts of Science and Engineering section committee, Agustin Fuentes will serve as Chair-elect on the Anthropology section committee and Richard Taylor will serve as Council Delegate on the Pharmaceutical Sciences section committee.


Lecture - Stephen Lewis, Co-Director AIDS-Free World

Thu Mar 30, 2017 • 2:00PM - 3:30PM

Stephen Lewis is the co-founder and co-director of AIDS-Free World, an international advocacy organization that exposes injustice, abuse, and inequality—the social ills that underpin and continue to sustain HIV.

Mr. Lewis is the co-founder and board chair of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.  He served on the Global Commission on HIV & the Law and in 2015 Mr. Lewis was appointed to the Lancet Commission on Drug Policy and Health ...

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Visceral Leishmaniasis Diagnostics: Experiences from the Field

Thu Mar 30, 2017 • 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Dr. Diro is an internal medicine physician from University of Gondar, Ethiopia with more than ten years of experience practicing tropical medicine, coordinating internal medicine residency program and conducting clinical research. His main areas of research are visceral leishmaniasis, HIV and drug resistant tuberculosis. He coordinates the leishmaniasis research and treatment center and the drug resistant TB treatment program at University of Gondar and has worked as a principal investigator on a several clinical trials and other research projects.  He has secured several research grants and worked in collaboration with Drugs for neglected Diseases initiative, Geneva; Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp; Médecins Sans Frontières; World health Organization; Global Health Committee; Harvard; USAID and others. He has served as advisor and consultant in the Ethiopian national task force on leishmaniasis and drug resistant tuberculosis programs.…

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