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A track record of innovation
in research, teaching, and practice.

The Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is one of the largest global health programs in the United States. Working in more than 50 countries around the globe, we have made breakthrough discoveries — including the prevention of HIV transmission — while saving lives and offering critical training to thousands of health professionals in the U.S. and in resource-limited communities around the world.

Our mission is to harness the full resources of the University and its partners to solve global health problems, reduce the burden of disease, and cultivate the next generation of global health leaders.

The Institute fosters an environment in which faculty, students, and the broader university community work together in unique, innovative ways to address critical issues in global health.

The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill established the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases in 2007 to coordinate and catalyze global health activities across the campus. UNC Project-Malawi in Lilongwe and UNC Project-China in Guangzhou emerged as the first two flagship programs, both with a focus on preventing and treating HIV.


See highlights of the Institute's history