Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute
The Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute (ITDI), seeks to improve the health status of communities through sustainable and comprehensive research, service, and educational initiatives related to infectious and tropical diseases.
The ITDI promotes multinational and multi-disciplinary collaborations through different initiatives: The Tropical disease Initiative, the Bacterial Pathogenesis Initiative, and the Reproductive and Sexual Health Initiative. These initiatives comprise health-care professionals, public health leaders, and educators providing training and research guidance to minimize the impact of infectious and tropical diseases on populations.
ITDI at Ohio University seeks to improve the health status of communities through sustainable and comprehensive research, service and educational initiatives related to infectious diseases. We forge multi-disciplinary collaborations among researchers, health-care professionals, public health leaders and educators to minimize the impact of infectious diseases on populations.
The Healthy Living Initiative
Helping Rural Communities
The Healthy Living Initative is a long-term initiative that aims to support socioeconomic development of rural communities as the main tool for the control of Chagas disease in the province of Loja in southern Ecuador. With a holistic approach, this public health strategy looks to prevent the transmission of Chagas and other diseases “associated with poverty” by facilitating participatory processes of human development that are sustainable and sustained by the people involved.
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