Global Health Facts : About 90% of infants infected during the first year of life and 30% to 50% of children infected between 1 to 4 years of age develop chronic infection.

The Crisis: 20 million died from HIV/AIDS…350 million at risk from malaria…30 million children die before age 5

Forging Solutions: Notre Dame is bringing together world leaders, scholars and students to discuss some of the world’s most challenging issues.

Effecting Change: Solutions require voices from various fields of expertise united in their concern for humanity.

How much difference can one person make? Along with selected students and alumni, the panelists will discuss efforts to reduce the number of people who suffer and die needlessly from easily preventable and curable diseases.

Get inspired. The panelists will show you the kind of commitment you can make to these issues. All faculty and students are invited to reflect together on appropriate responses to this pressing global crisis.

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Gwen Ifill

Gwen Ifill is moderator and managing editor of “Washington Week” and senior correspondent for “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” both produced by PBS.

Distinguished Panelists

Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer is Presley Professor of Medical Anthropology at Harvard Medical School and founder of Partners in Health.

Jeffrey Sachs

Jeffrey Sachs is Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development at Columbia University and Director of the United Nations Millennium Project.

Miriam Opwonya

Miriam Opwonya is coordinator of clinical trials for anti-retroviral therapy at Makerere University Infectious Diseases Institute and former coordinator of a Ugandan HIV program.

Student & Alumni Speakers >

The Role of the Jordan Hall of Science

Jordan Hall of Science

A cutting-edge facility to forge 21st century solutions to the global health crisis. This year’s Forum coincides with the opening of our new Jordan Hall of Science, the most innovative science and teaching center of any university in the nation.

Technology to educate those who will help make a difference. Providing access to some of the most advanced technologies available in science education, it positions Notre Dame to educate the future leaders who will tackle humanitarian and environmental challenges, helping them to make a difference in the world. Read how.

News & Events


World AIDS Week

In commemoration of World AIDS Day on December 1st, the World AIDS Day task force sponosred by the CSC will be hosting a week of events that focus on increasing awareness for HIV/AIDS among Notre Dame students and faculty.


NDEER 2006

The Center for Aquatic Conservation, GLOBES, The Office of Research, and The Graduate School invite you to participate in NDEER 2006. NDEER 2006: 5th Annual Symposium on Notre Dame Environmental Education and Research.


ND Global Health Listserv

In order to facilitate the campus conversation begun by the ND Forum about global health issues, the Provost's Office and the Office of Student Affairs have created a ND Global Health listserv.

Campus Events

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