To promote health in the world and enrich our community
The Center for Global Health was formed in 2002 as a result of a merger between the Center for International Health and the Division of Geographic Medicine. The new Center is located on the fourth floor of the Biomedical Research Building on the CWRU Medical School Campus in Cleveland, Ohio. The Center provides a coordinating structure to help link the numerous international health resources of the University, its affiliated institutions, and the Northern Ohio community in a multidisciplinary program of research, training and clinical application related to global health. The Center brings together many disciplines at CWRU to make life better in developing countries, and thus functions as a catalyst to stimulating international collaborations throughout the institution
The Center maintains dynamic and long-lived research collaborations with foreign scientists in Kenya (KEMRI), Papua New Guinea (PNGIMR) , Cote D'Ivorie, Uganda, and Brazil. These partnerships have productively supported field-based studies of malaria, schistosomiasis and filariasis for up to thirty years and have richly contributed to the recruitment, education and professional growth of foreign scientists from these host countries, significantly expanding their research capabilities.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has recently named Case Western Reserve University the lead institution of an International Center of Excellence for Malaria Research. The $7.9M seven-year grant will be lead by principal investigator James Kazura, MD, Director of the Center for Global Health and Diseases, and will work to eliminate Malaria worldwide.