ORWH joins Institutes, Centers, and Offices across NIH in their commitment to global health research by:

  • Investing in global health research initiatives
  • Supporting career development and mentoring for researchers in low- and middle-income countries
  • Participating in government-wide efforts to prevent and respond to global gender-based violence
  • Partnering with other organizations to improve global health equity and empowerment for women, girls, men, and their communities

Read more about specific efforts below.

Research Funding

ORWH participates in the Tobacco Control Network Among Women in Parana, Brazil. The goals of the program are to reduce tobacco use and exposure to environmental tobacco smoke among women in Parana, and to develop a cadre of well-trained researchers who will continue to address comprehensive tobaccos control strategies at multiple levels. ORWH participation reiterates its commitment to conducting gender-relevant research.

Research Training

The NIH Fogarty International Center oversees the Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars, one of many training programs in this field that ORWH supports. The program provides mentorship and other opportunities for early-stage investigators from the United States and low- to middle-income countries.

ORWH also supports the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI), which funds foreign institutions in sub-Saharan African countries that receive PEPFAR funding. The NIH provides support for research training for career development of junior faculty in MEPI institutions. Through this program, ORWH funds programs in Uganda, Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, and Zimbabwe. The programs funded through ORWH focus on wide array of topics including women's health, maternal to fetal transmission of HIV, midwifery, non-communicable diseases, and mental health. Career development and mentoring are key to ORWH's mission.