A water purification project in South Africa helps complete an engineering major’s education and guide her future.
A simple ceramic water purification tablet invented at U.Va. that can disinfect water simply by resting in a vessel where water is poured will be introduced Friday during a celebration event.
A new NIH grant to U.Va.’s Center for Global Health seeks to eradicate the root causes of childhood diarrhea,, which takes an enormous lifelong toll.
The cooking fires in one South African village produced so much smoke that the nearby school had to close its windows, even in the summertime. That predicament sparked a new cooking technology, produced collaboratively between villagers and U.Va. students.
June 29, 2011 — Palliative care, focused on relieving and preventing suffering and other complications associated with dire illness, is an "urgent humanitarian responsibility," according to the World Health Organization.
In South Africa, the need for such care is great. It has the highest number of HIV/AIDS infections in the world and the disease and associated complications account for an estimated 42.5 percent of maternal deaths and for 35 percent of deaths in children under 5.
June 29, 2010 — University of Virginia students and faculty members are taking significant steps toward improving water and sanitation facilities in developing nations. This summer, U.Va. students from various academic disciplines are traveling to South Africa's Limpopo province to address the region's issues of water quality and availability.
The students are part of the Jefferson Public Citizens program, which supports them in experiences that integrate service and research.
August 26, 2009 — "Water & Health | Photovoice," a photo exhibit in the University of Virginia's Newcomb Hall Art Gallery that gives pictures and voice to inhabitants' perceptions related to water and health conditions in a rural South African village, will close Sept. 3 with a reception, from 7 to 8 p.m., to celebrate the project.
Sept. 7, 2007 — The best partnerships offer the promise of mutual benefit and growth. That's exactly the kind of alliance now forming among U.Va's School of Engineering and Applied Science, Canadian transportation giant Bombardier Inc. and several universities throughout the U.S. and South Africa.