Our Mission

The mission of the Global Health Institute is to create equity in health for people around the world. Health is not just the absence of disease but the wellness that allows an individual to live a full and productive life within his or her own social and cultural context.

The mission of the Institute extends beyond the individual to populations, or the public’s health, endeavoring to promote the health of people and the communities where they live. The Global Health Institute achieves its mission through global health research and the application of scientific discoveries, undergraduate and graduate education programs, and service activities that promote global health.