Global Health and Infectious Diseases
As part of the Discoveries Campaign, researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York and physicians working in clinics abroad are developing innovative ways to combat infectious diseases and develop treatments for the growing burden of chronic diseases. Infectious diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria are responsible for one of every four deaths worldwide annually.
The Center for Global Health, a collaborative effort between Weill Cornell Medical College and Cornell University in Ithaca, builds on our programs located across the globe in Australia, Brazil, Haiti, India, Peru and Tanzania. In Qatar, for example, major initiatives are underway to address the causes of, and find treatments for, diseases prevalent in the Gulf Region including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and respiratory illnesses. Researchers in Haiti have found a link between poor nutrition and more rapid AIDS progression, and identified a locally grown food supplement, a "super peanut butter," that is expanding longevity and improving health. Our programs serve local communities and foster self-sufficiency through education, clinical care, research and public policy.
“The Center for Global Health strives to make a difference for people living around the world. Together, physicians in clinics and researchers in laboratories are trying to ease suffering and provide quality care for patients throughout the globe.”— Carl Nathan, M.D., R.A. Rees Pritchett Professor of Microbiology and Chairman of Microbiology and Immunology
Monica Prieto, a third-year medical student in Mwanza, Tanzania at Weill Bugando Medical Center.
To learn more about global health research and initiatives, contact Lucille Ferraro, Campaign Director, at 646–317–7387, or email@example.com.