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.
– 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:
- HIV and STIs
- Malaria and other Vector-Borne Diseases
- Women’s Health and Child Survival
- Water and Nutrition
- Emerging Infectious Diseases