University of Pittsburgh

Center for
Global Health

Creating a healthier world

Safe Water

Globally, 1.1 billion people do not have access to improved water supply sources and 2.4 billion people do not have access to any type of improved sanitation facility.

Population Trends

The world population of 7.2 billion is projected to increase by almost one billion people within the next twelve years.


Nearly half the world’s population lives on less than $2.50 a day. One billion children live in poverty.


The WHO reports a shortage of trained health workers at crisis levels in 57 countries, most of which are in Africa and Asia.

Chronic Disease

Chronic diseases are the leading cause of mortality in the world, representing 60% of all deaths.


Check out our calendar for upcoming global health events!

Save the Date!
7th Annual Pediatric Global Health Conference
"Exploring the Health Gap: Global Gender Disparities and the Impact on Girls"
November 3-4, 2014
Colket Translational Research Building at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Through faculty presentations, a keynote address, panel discussions and multimedia presentations, this conference will provide opportunities for healthcare professionals to explore how gender inequality impacts girls’ health and wellness around the world. For more information about registration and poster submission details, click here.

Save the Date!
Advancing Global Health: Education, Building, and Supporting
Monday, November 10, 2014 at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine
A one day conference focusing on building sustainable global partnerships, global health and medical information. For further information, contact

Global Health Headlines
Read the latest global health news from the Kaiser Family Foundation by clicking here.




Featured Faculty

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Featured Student

Zach Landis-Lewis

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Pitt Global Health Projects

Our faculty are engaged in global health research, education, and service projects around the globe. See how we're creating a healthier world