What We Do

The Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases (IGHID) fosters a collaborative environment in which faculty, students, and the university community partner to find innovative ways to address critical issues in global health and to shape the next generation of global health leaders.

“We believe that Carolina can transform the future, with our minds and our willingness to confront the challenges that affect our state, nation, and world.”
– former UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp

Because it draws on expertise across the campus, including all five health affairs schools and the College of Arts & Sciences, the institute is a powerful and effective instrument for integrated, interdisciplinary study and solutions.

IGHID’s diverse programs and initiatives support the three core missions of the university: research, teaching and service.

Our core program areas are: