Global Health at NIH

Many men wading in river bank rinsing large clumps of plastic bags, smoking factories in background on opposite bank

NIEHS celebrates 50 years of research and training to improve global health

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences at NIH supports scientific discovery, training and dissemination of knowledge on environmental health challenges throughout the world.


Dr. Jose Angel Portal Miranda shakes hands with Dr. Roger I. Glass on the NIH campus

Cuban delegation visits NIH

Cuban Vice Minister of Public Health, Dr. José Angel Portal Miranda, is the highest level Cuban official ever to visit NIH.

A group of young girls in Bangladesh reads a book together, illustrated book cover shows people pumping and carrying water

School program reduces arsenic exposure

An NIEHS-supported study found that an arsenic education program based in elementary schools was successful in convincing families to switch to safe water sources.


heat map of Americas shows how Zika virus could spread from South America to the Caribbean, Mexico and the United States

Ebola, Zika modelers aim to inform policy decisions

Fogarty recently convened a meeting of disease modelers and U.S. government officials to consider how to provide actionable information early on in outbreaks like Ebola and Zika.


Recent NIH Global Health News

Updated February 2016