Global Health at NIH

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Focus on the global suicide burden

With support from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Fogarty and other NIH institutes, researchers are studying ways to reduce global suicides.


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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NIA: Tackling the growing, global burden of dementia

The NIH and National Institute on Aging (NIA) support research on the global burden of dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease, that is expected to hit low- and middle-income countries particularly hard.

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NCI: Supporting global cancer research

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

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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.


Recent NIH Global Health News

Updated January 2019