Fact Sheets

The Fogarty International Center, part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), supports basic, clinical and applied research and training for U.S. and foreign investigators working in the developing world.

Overview fact sheet

Overview of the Fogarty International Center at NIH

To protect the health and safety of Americans, Fogarty has for three decades managed grant programs that develop scientific expertise in developing countries, ensuring there is local capacity to detect and address pandemics at their point of origin, contain outbreaks and minimize their impact.

Fact sheet on building global health leaders

Building global health leaders since 1968

Over the decades, Fogarty’s programs have made significant contributions by filling the pipeline of global health leaders, extending the frontiers of science and accelerating discovery.

Fact sheet on Congressman John Edward Fogarty

Congressman John Edward Fogarty:
a champion for global health research

Over the course of his 27 years in Congress, Rep. John Edward Fogarty (D-RI) was a champion for NIH and for the value of medical research.

Fact sheet on strengthening pandemic response in West Africa

Fogarty protects US by strengthening pandemic response in West Africa

When Ebola struck West Africa in 2014, countries with little or no scientific capacity suffered the most, and the cost of the U.S. response to help them soared above $2 billion. A new Fogarty program is aimed at strengthening scientific expertise at institutions in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone so that when the next outbreak comes, they will be prepared to rapidly respond.

Fact sheet on Fogarty Fellow Dr Gilberte Bastien

Profile: Fogarty Fellow Dr Gilberte Bastien tackles Ebola's unseen mental scars in Liberia

As a Fogarty Fellow, Dr. Gilberte Bastien is working with Ebola survivors in Liberia to deal with the mental health challenges they face.

Fact sheet on Fogarty trainees studying a Colombian family for clues to prevent Alzheimer’s

Fogarty trainees studying Colombian family for clues to prevent Alzheimer's

Research conducted in Colombia, South America may provide clues on how to prevent the ravages of Alzheimer's disease. Fogarty helped set the stage for an innovative Alzheimer's prevention trial by supporting the training of Colombian scientists in cutting-edge neuroscience research.

Fact sheet on Fulbright-Fogarty Fellows

Fulbright-Fogarty fellowships expand global health research opportunities

Fogarty has partnered with the Fulbright Program, the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, to promote the expansion of research in public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings for medical and graduate students.

In Brazil, a mother kisses baby, who has a smaller than usual head

Zika vaccine trial site in Peru led by Fogarty trainee

A former Fogarty trainee who conducts research in the Peruvian Amazon is part of a multi-site NIH trial to evaluate a Zika vaccine candidate.

In Brazil, in a clinic, medical worker measures a baby's head circumference while mother looks on

Fogarty-supported Chagas, dengue research teams help tackle Zika outbreak

In Brazil, Fogarty-supported scientists rapidly changed gears from working on Chagas disease and dengue to studying Zika virus, which was suspected of causing birth defects.

Female researcher takes notes while interviewing male study participant who is sitting across from her outdoors

HIV treatment approach in US result of global research conducted by Fogarty trainees

Expertise developed through Fogarty's research training programs helped to make a landmark multi-site international HIV study possible.

Researcher wearing scrubs in lab prepares samples, microscope in background, poster on wall reads Malaria

NIH malaria research benefits from Fogarty training programs

Fogarty has provided broad support for malaria researchers, funding or administering nearly 900 grants that were either entirely focused on malaria research training or included a malaria component.

Updated May 16, 2017

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