Center Global Health, Columbia University
The world faces extraordinary new health and economic challenges during the next ten years. Against the backdrop of expanding HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria epidemics, it has become increasingly clear that economic progress in developing countries depends on healthy citizens and environments. The Center for Global Health and Economic Development is a joint venture between Columbia University's Earth Institute and Mailman School of Public Health and seeks to address these critical issues. The Center mobilizes global health programs that help resource-poor countries address the burden of disease, and more specifically, helps achieve the ambitious Millennium Development Goals.
In an effort to prevent the morbidity and mortality caused by preventable and treatable diseases, the Center spearheads several programs which are actively engaged in delivering on-the-ground technical assistance.