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.
Working trips to Africa give Nursing School students, May graduates and professors a chance to hone their skills on the global stage and broaden their world view.
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.
April 24, 2012 — A team of University of Virginia students aiming to improve water quality and the local economy in a rural South African province won the $20,000 grand prize at the Walmart Better Living Business Plan Challenge, held April 13 in Bentonville, Ark.
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.
March 2, 2011 — For the past three years, University of Virginia students and researchers have worked to establish clean water and sanitation systems in Limpopo Province, South Africa through a trans-disciplinary collaboration known as Water and Health in Limpopo, or WHIL.
February 22, 2011 — For the past three years, University of Virginia students and researchers have worked to establish clean water and sanitation systems in Limpopo Province, South Africa through a trans-disciplinary collaboration known as Water and Health in Limpopo, or WHIL.