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.

Poverty

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

Workforce

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.

Announcements

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
Nov. 3-4, 2014 at the Colket Translational Research Building, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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

Highlights

 

 

Featured Faculty

Drs. Guadamuz and Wei

Drs. Thomas Guadamuz and Chongyi Wei work to address HIV's enduring stigma.
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Featured Student

Zach Landis-Lewis

Zach Landis-Lewis asks how to use electronic medical record data to give performance feedback to health workers in Malawi.
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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
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