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!

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Consortium of Universities for Global Health
6th Annual Conference: Mobilizing Research for Global Health
March 26-28, 2015
Boston, Massachusetts
This year's conference features an array of renowned global health experts, such as Dr. Paul Farmer, Co-Founder of Parnters in Health; Stephen Morrison, Vice President, Center for Strategic and International Studies; and Lawrence Gostin, Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public Health Law & Human Rights. Note that the Center for Global Health supports the University's membership in CUGH, which entitles faculty, staff, and students to discounted registration rates. For registration and additional information on the conference, go to

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Unite for Sight's 12th Annual Global Health & Innovation Conference
March 28-29, 2015
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. For registration, click here. For information about submitting an abstract to present at the conference, click here.

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