Global Health at NIH

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Focus on global cancer research

With leadership from the National Cancer Institute, Fogarty and its NIH partners are supporting numerous projects to stem the tide of cancer in low- and middle-income countries.


Institutes, Centers and Offices across the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are engaged in global health research and research training activities.

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NIEHS: Improving global environmental health

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

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NINDS: Developing neurological research capacity in LMICs

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) works with global partners to identify innovative ways to treat and prevent neurological diseases.

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NIAID: Global infectious diseases research

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) research has led to new therapies, vaccines, diagnostic tests and other technologies that have improved the health of millions of people in the U.S. and around the world.