Infectious AND Tropical Disease Institute
The Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute sponsors learning experiences in Ecuador that help students learn more about themselves while learning about the world. Student travel funding is available through several Ohio University offices.
Explore Our Programs
In Their Own Words
During their study-abroad experience in Ecuador, students discover the difference they can make in one area of the world: "One person at a time. It really does make a difference."
Global Health Initiative
Ohio University's Global Health Initiative offers programs that promote an understanding of global health issues and increase multicultural awareness among faculty, staff and students both in the United States and abroad.
Research Center in Ecuador
Foundation for Discovery
What began in 2000 as a small laboratory and community-based research project in Ecuador to mitigate Chagas disease has now transformed to include a state-of-the-art research center. The Center for Research on Health in Latin America (CISeAL) at Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE) is primed to make a difference around the world, tackling life-threatening infectious and chronic diseases and seeking new discoveries and innovation.
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.
Our Supporters, Sponsors and Partners
Teaming Up for Good
The mission of the Infectious and Tropical Disease Institutute is supported by external research grants from many institutions and individuals that include the National Institutes of Health (NIH), European Commission (FP7), Tropical Disease Research and Training Programme, World Health Organization (TDR/WHO), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Institute for Research and Development (IRD France), the Ecuadorian Government, Children's Heartlink, PLAN Internacional Ecuador, among others.