The Pfizer Initiative in International Health

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The Pfizer Initiative in International Health

Thanks to a generous grant from the Pfizer Foundation, the Pfizer Initiative in International Health at the University of Virginia is striving to build resources, resolve and capacity to meet some of the most grave global health care challenges.

The Pfizer Initiative, under the direction of W. Michael Scheld MD, is advancing a dynamic exchange program of post-doctoral fellows and students between UVa and several international partners to conduct research of global health issues.

The major purpose of this program is to foster and enhance research training for treating infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The Pfizer Initiative also builds on the research and administrative infrastructure of UVa's Center for Global Health.

With the inspiration of Pfizer-supported efforts such as the Accordia Global Health Foundation and the leadership of Dr. Scheld, international and UVa-based fellows are finding the drive and the resources to make an impact on the struggle to treat and prevent devastating infectious diseases.