The Water and Health in Limpopo Province, South Africa Project
The Water and Health in Limpopo Province, South Africa Project combines the three components of CGH (scholars, fellows, curriculum) while strengthening the institutional partnership between the University of Venda (Univen), South Africa, and UVa. It is a collaboration between the Center for Global Health and UVa faculty from Engineering, Environmental Planning, Nursing, Environmental Sciences, Anthropology, and Medicine, in partnership with faculty from several departments at Univen, including former fellows who trained at UVa. Together, they support an ongoing research project that provides a framework for fieldwork opportunities for students from UVa and Univen while engaging a Limpopo community in designing and implementing sustainable improvements in water and sanitation. The project aims to serve as a replicable model for end-to-end design and implementation of water and sanitation improvements involving universities and communities together. Over time, student interest and demand for information, career advice, and opportunities in global health have grown markedly. CGH continues to foster partnerships with other groups around the University to meet these student demands and address global health challenges. University partners include the Institute for Practical Ethics, the Center for Undergraduate Excellence, the SAVANA consortium, the Pfizer Initiative in International Health, the Medical Alumni Association, and the schools of Medicine, Nursing, Law, Engineering, Architecture, and the College of Arts and Sciences.